Director - Internationalization Office
Director of the Internationalization Office
Sonja Knutson is the Director of the International Centre and Special Advisor to the President on International Affairs at Memorial University of Newfoundland. As such, she develops and coordinates the deepening of partnerships with institutions and organizations within Canada and around the world.Sonja has an M. Ed. in post-secondary education (Memorial University) and B.Ed. in Teaching English as a Second Language (Concordia University). She has been working in International Education for 20 years and is currently responsible for leading, partnering and supporting internationalization initiatives and strategic planning at Memorial. She also leads the cross-cultural diversity training for faculty, staff and students through collaboration with Human Resources and Student Affairs and Services.
Sonja began working for Memorial in 1999 as an English Second Language teacher, and has taught courses for both the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Education. She is an instructor with Queen’s University (Ontario) International Educator’s Training program, is serving a second term on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Bureau for International Education, and a two-year term with the NAFSA International Education Leadership Knowledge Community.
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