Christine Szustaczek University of Toronto

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Christine SzustaczekVice-President, Communications

Christine Szustaczek, MCM, APR is the Vice-President, Communications at the University of Toronto, where she oversees an award-winning tri-campus team of writers, communications strategists, brand marketing professionals, digital and media relations specialists, videographers, and photographers since May 2023.

Prior to joining U of T, she was Vice-President of External Relations at Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, where she led communications, marketing, alumni and advancement, government and community relations and special events.

She also ran her own communications consultancy for ten years, helping colleges, universities, hospitals, and social service agencies communicate their impact. She has held positions in communications and fundraising at various non-profits and post-secondary institutions. She is a board member at the Screen Industries Research and Training Centre in Toronto and the Alice and Murray Maitland Charitable Foundation.

She is passionate about higher education and the role it plays in transforming people’s lives, benefiting the economy, and advancing social well-being.

University of Toronto

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation. We are proud to be one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, driven to invent and innovate.

Our students have the opportunity to learn from and work with preeminent thought leaders through our multidisciplinary network of teaching and research faculty, alumni and partners.

The ideas, innovations and actions of more than 560,000 graduates continue to have a positive impact on the world.

The University of Toronto is one of the world’s great universities, distinguished by an extraordinary depth and breadth of excellence. U of T’s global outlook and cosmopolitan location in one of the world’s great cities provide students with a transformative educational experience, equipping them with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to navigate our rapidly changing world.

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Equity. Diversity. Inclusion.Where everyone belongs

The University of Toronto has a wide range of active agreements with institutions around the globe. They have Eight Axes which form the backbone of their  International Strategic Plan and represent key dimensions for growth to position the University of Toronto for success on the international stage. These include:

  1. Recruitment
  2. Mobility
  3. International Student Experience
  4. Academic Partnerships
  5. Innovation
  6. Entrepreneurship
  7. Alumni and Fundraising
  8. Reputation and Brand

University of Toronto’s student body is a global microcosm, with over half of our students speaking two or more languages. Our students come from all over the world – over 160 countries – and our international students comprise over 15% of our student body. The university is committed to educating the best and brightest global citizens by providing a fulfilling and rigorous education with countless international opportunities for the entire student body. We are dedicated to transforming students into global leaders.

Mission and vision

  • City building
  • International Partnerships
  • Transformative Education
  • Dedicated to fostering an academic community in which the learning and scholarship of every member may flourish
  • Vigilant protection for individual human rights
  • A resolute commitment to the principles of equal opportunity, equity and justice

Consistently ranked among the top 10 public universities worldwide


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For nearly two centuries, University of Toronto (U of T) faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff have been extending the boundaries of knowledge and providing answers to some of the world’s most important questions. U of T is home to some of the world’s most talented thinkers, inventors, innovators, and educators, who are advancing knowledge and making critical discoveries for a healthier, more sustainable, prosperous, and secure future.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 public universities worldwide, U of T has remarkable strengths in disciplines that span the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and the professions. According to Times Higher Education (THE), U of T is one of only eight universities globally to place in the top 50 in all 11 subject areas ranked by THE — demonstrating our excellence in scholarship across a wide range of fields.

Curiosity-driven research is the catalyst that expands knowledge and holds the potential to alter fundamentally how we understand ourselves and the world around us. The exploration of fundamental knowledge has been at the root of much of our long-term social progress. Without the basic research conducted at universities, many of the most life-changing discoveries and innovations would never have occurred. At the University of Toronto, fundamental research in the sciences and engineering, social sciences, humanities, and health sciences has led to the discovery of insulin and stem cells, the development of the electron microscope, and one of the world’s first operational computers, the unearthing of “Peking Man,” the understanding that the medium is the message, and breakthrough developments in deep learning and neural networks. These advances were built upon decades, often centuries, of knowledge and discovery within and across disciplines.

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