Vanessa Laufer

Vanessa Laufer

Administrative Director, Global Scholars Initiative, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Director of International Relations, University of Toronto

Phone

416-946-8901



Biography

Vanessa is currently housed at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy where she is leading the development of the framework and implementation strategy for a new Global Scholars Initiative. The Global Scholars Initiative is a first of its kind program providing highly talented undergraduates students with valuable international experience and multidisciplinary problem-solving skills. This initiative is a key priority for the University of Toronto.

In addition, Vanessa is Director, International Relations in the Office of the Vice-President, International (OVPI) at the University of Toronto. A senior member of the OVPI team, Vanessa holds an important leadership role in the development of OVPI’s international strategy for India.

A fully qualified lawyer and member in good standing at the Law Society of Upper Canada, Vanessa is a valued volunteer both inside and outside the University, including as mentor of students, and of new immigrants transitioning to the Canadian market. She also serves as a current chair of the University’s Academic Appeals Committee.



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