Ben Liu

Ben Liu

Director, Office of Professional Development & Career Strategies

Phone

416-946-8330

Fax

416-946-8877

Location

Room 110, 315 Bloor Street West



Biography

Prior to joining the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy as the Director, Office of Professional Development & Career Strategies in the Master of Global Affairs program, Ben was the founding Coordinator for Academic Service-Learning & Faculty Development at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Community Partnerships. Ben is one of the University’s experts on engaging external partners with academic degree programs, having worked with several departments and colleges in developing academic courses that integrate student placements with NGOs, social enterprises, public institutions, and numerous agencies. Prior to joining the University of Toronto, Ben was the Coordinator, Undergraduate Programs at the Schulich School of Business at York University and a Student Recruitment Officer at the University of British Columbia.

Ben is actively engaged in campus and community governance. He has served on many university committees and working groups, including the University Affairs Board of the Governing Council and the Faculty of Arts & Science Council. As the vice-president of the board of directors of the Central Toronto Community Health Centres, he led the board accreditation process, board development and was the liaison to the Association of Ontario Health Centres. He has served on the boards of the Toronto Centre for Community Learning & Development and the Regent Park Community Health Centre. He is currently on Academic Board and the Committee on Academic Policy and Programs.

Ben holds a Master of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) in higher education theory and policy studies. He continues to collaborate with colleagues at OISE and across the University of Toronto on scholarly projects and publications focused on experiential education, career development, and teaching & learning.



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