Governance

The International Advisory Committee (IAC)
The International Advisory Committee was established by the Vice-President (Research & International) as a standing committee of the University of Manitoba. The committee’s work includes providing advice to the vice-president on issues related to international research, student and faculty mobility, international partnerships, support for international students, immigration, and travel risk management. The committee also monitors the progress of the University of Manitoba International Strategy, creating working groups as needed to address particular policy and procedure concerns related to internationalization.

Regional Advisory Groups (RAGs)
Regional Advisory Groups form part of the governance structure of international activities at the University. They are multidisciplinary groups comprised of faculty, staff, and students with interests and expertise in a particular region. Four RAG Chairs sit on the International Advisory Committee, providing feedback related to their region of expertise, as well as guidance on the internationalization efforts of the University as a whole. RAG Chairs also make recommendations on international institutional memberships, and work with the International Centre to provide advice on its services and supports.  

Letters of participation will be provided to all RAG members: to submit a request for your letter of participation, please contact the International Centre.

Regional Advisory Group Chair Contact Information

China
Dr. Garry Shen
204-789-3816

East Africa
Dr. Keith Fowke
204-789-3818

German-speaking countries
Dr. Hartmut Holländer
204-480-1828

Latin America
Dr. Yoav Keynan
204-318-2585

South Asia 
Dr. Jitendra Paliwal
204-474-8429

Dr. Lori Wilkinson
204-474-9794

West Africa
Dr. Nelson Oranye
204-789-3419

University community members who wish to initiate a Regional Advisory Group should contact the International Partnership Officer for the region for instructions on submitting an application.  


INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP CONTACTS

Tara Cleve (On Leave)
Team Lead, Partnerships & Mobility
(204) 474-6836
tara.cleve@umanitoba.ca

Asia & Oceania

Kennis Fung
International Partnership Officer
204-474-7691
kennis.fung@umanitoba.ca 

Europe
Anna Polonyi
International Partnership Officer
(204) 474-6835
anna.polonyi@umanitoba.ca 

Americas, Middle East & Africa
Cameron Zywina
International Partnership Officer
(204) 474-6418
cameron.zywina@umanitoba.ca