Ariana Bradford

Ariana Bradford

Executive Director, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy




Room 214, 315 Bloor Street West

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Executive Assistant: Conchita Ferrao. (416) 946-5252;


Ariana Bradford is Executive Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.

Reporting to the Director and working with the Munk School’s senior administrative leadership team, she provides leadership and strategic direction for the overall mission of the School, including programming and outreach, revenue generation and business administration activities, and ensures the efficient and effective management of the School’s resources. Administrative oversight includes finance, human resources, communications and branding, IT, facility operations and services and space management, capital and renovation project management, governance, as well as risk management.

Prior to joining the Munk School in 2019, Ariana was Director, Strategic Planning & Operations, at Medicine by Design, a multi-faculty, multi-institution regenerative medicine research initiative led by the University of Toronto. Previously, she was Director, Custom Executive Programs at the Rotman School of Management and launched Rotman’s first overseas office in London, UK as Director, Global Outreach. Before joining U of T, Ariana was Director, Communications, for the Canada China Business Council, and held positions at Boston University’s Centre for International Health focused on training clinicians from emerging economies and overseeing international public health projects.

Ariana has served on the board of the City Women’s Network in the UK,  is a member of U of T’s Connaught Committee and a mentor in several U of T programs. Ariana holds a BA in East Asian Studies and Political Science from Trinity College, U of T, and an MA in Journalism from Western University.

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