Sonja Knutson is the Director of the Internationalization Office at Memorial and responsible for leading, partnering and supporting the University to implement the actions of the Strategic Internationalization Plan 2020. She is a frequent presenter at international conferences and has instructed with the Queen’s University International Educators Training Program, working with more than 200 in-service and pre-service international education practitioners. She served for six years on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Bureau for International Education, and is past- chair with the NAFSA International Education Leadership Knowledge Community.
Sonja is also a doctoral student in Memorial’s Faculty of Education. Her primary research interest is the role of the senior leader of internationalization on a campus and the responsibility to engage the campus community in transformative international/intercultural experiences. Her research interests arise from her practitioner role and interests in indigenization and internationalization of higher education as two drivers of transformative institutional change.
Monday, May 28
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM