Schulich Geographic Leaders


An important component of the internationalization agenda at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry seeks to create strategic, robust and multi-faceted partnerships by working with a select number of key countries and regions with priority partner institutions. The School has identified several Countries/Regions of Emphasis and recommends the establishment of Geographic Leaders for the following Countries/Regions of Emphasis to assist in developing focused engagement plans: Brazil/Latin America, China, East Africa and the Middle East.

The role of each Geographic Leader is to serve as a resource and support to the Dean, the Senior Leadership Council and the Internationalization Office in developing a strategic direction for educational, clinical and research activities for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry related to the specific country/region.

Geographic Leaders must hold an active faculty appointment within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. This opportunity will appeal to those who have experience and expertise with the specific Country/Region of Emphasis and who wish to actively contribute to shaping the School’s internationalization efforts and achieving the associated objectives. This requires looking at and engaging in internationalization from an institutional perspective, and activities that transcend individual interests.

We will be launching this initiative during the summer of 2016 by initially filling the positions for China and the Middle East. Other positions will be filled at a later date. Expressions of Interest to serve as the Geographic Leader for China or the Middle East are due no later than Monday, June 27. For additional information about this opportunity, please refer to the attached Terms of Reference or contact Ms. Silke Klenk, Director, Internationalization.   

To access the Expression of Interest Form, visit