Meet our Recruiters

Our recruitment team provides counselling and advising for prospective students and their parents/guardians interested in applying to the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto.

We encourage you to connect with us and sign up for a video chat. We are here to answer your questions and help you complete your application.

Our recruitment officers are experts in admission requirements for all Canadian and international school systems. If you do not see your region listed below, you can sign up for a video chat with any one in our team.

Recruiter Jan Braun

Jan Braun

Hometown: Osler, Saskatchewan 

I recruit in: Germany, Thailand, Vietnam, Belgium, the Netherlands, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  

Prior to my work as a Recruitment Officer, I worked in student advising across a couple of different divisions at the U of T.  I take my experience as a ‘first in the family’ student, who attended two different institutions in different areas of Canada, to break down barriers to post-secondary education and provide easy-to-access information for prospective students.  Calling on an appreciative style of advising, it’s my hope to explore your options, ensuring that you have the information needed to make an application plan.     

Born and raised on a farm in Saskatchewan, I’ve lived in Hamburg, Germany, parts of Ontario, and Winnipeg, Manitoba.  I’ve worn many hats in my life including small-business owner, Executive Director of a small non-profit, director of website development, and dairy farmer. 

Ask me about #Applications, #Admissions, #FacultyofArtsandScience, #Athletics, #TheColleges, #St.GeorgeCampus, #Arts&CultureTO, #CycleTO, #LetsGoBlueJays, #Transferring, #TransferCredits 

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Kelli Brenton

Kelli Brenton 

Hometown: Ontario, Canada 

I recruit in: UK, Switzerland, France, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Pittsburgh, Ohio and Ottawa, Ontario 

Ask me all of your study abroad, international experience questions and admissions questions! Having participated in exchange, summer abroad and spring break abroad opportunities during my own undergraduate degree, I love to speak about the many global opportunities available to students. With experience working in different universities in Canada and around the world, I know admissions can be a bit complicated – let’s figure it out together! 

Outside of my work, I am an avid coffee drinker and frequent traveler. You can often find me exploring new neighbourhoods in Toronto and looking for the best used-book stores in the city! 

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Recruiter Ting Li

Ting Li 

Hometown: Beijing, China 

I recruit in: China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Indonesia

I graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business.  Having been an international student myself, I can really relate to the obstacles and challenges that International students might have as new comers to this country.

I am looking forward to meeting you, answering all your questions and telling you what the University of Toronto has to offer. 

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A&S Recruiter Stephanie Convery

Stephanie Convery

Hometown: Ontario, Canada

I recruit in: Canada (Ontario, Québec, British Columbia), USA (Minnesota, Texas, Virginia, Washington), Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines and Singapore  

Being a recruitment officer combines my favourite things – interacting with students, talking about university and campus life, solving admission inquiries, traveling, and meeting new people!  

I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies, completed a study abroad program at the University of Copenhagen, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Public Relations. My professional experience working with prospective and current students allows me to provide you with university life information spanning from the application to your graduation. I look forward to meeting you, answering your questions, and showing you why the University of Toronto has infinite opportunities waiting for you.  

My university experience was more than I could have imagined – I hope to help make your experience the best time of your life too!  

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A&S Recruiter Paul Deacon

Paul Deacon  

I specialize in: Varsity Athletics for applicants interested in Arts & Science 

I am currently a student services advisor in the Faculty of Arts & Science. Previously, I worked as the coordinator of the Academic Support for Athletes Program, also at the University of Toronto. I am always happy to speak with prospective varsity athletes interested in studying in the Faculty of Arts & Science. I am well aware of the (very) busy academic-athletic life balance that incoming athletes must consider, and I think I can give some great advice on what the University of Toronto offers within these confines. Also, if you have any golf swing tips….feel free to share… 

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Sagebelle Wu 

Hometown: Ontario, Canada 

I specialize in: Applicants interested in the International Foundation Program. I recruit in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam 

I am a member of the U of T recruitment team, focusing on international student recruitment from Asia and applications to the International Foundation Program. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, and have worked at multiple divisions and offices at U of T throughout my student years at the university. My years at U of T were some of the best years of my life, and I can’t wait to share those experiences with you and see what’s in store for you! 

Having lived overseas for many years prior to coming home to Toronto for my university studies, I am deeply aware of the transition and challenges that international students may experience when adjusting to their new life in Canada and the University of Toronto. 

When I’m not busy travelling for work, I am an avid gamer, consumer of manga and anime, and usually neck-deep in an art project. I look forward to connecting with you, sharing what the University of Toronto has to offer, and answering any questions you might have!  

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Dmitry Rudashevskiy

Hometown: Odessa, Ukraine 

I specialize in: Students interested in youth enrichment programs, including the International Summer Academy and Online Learning. I recruit in Kazakhstan, Laos, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, Vietnam 

I am currently a member of the U of T recruitment team, focusing on international student recruitment. I also help students interested in participating in youth enrichment programs prior to their studies at the University of Toronto. If you are not yet applying to U of T, but would like to experience what it would be like to be a University of Toronto student, don’t hesitate to reach out! 

Having been an international student at the University of Toronto myself, I have a lot of tips and advice to share with you on how to make the most of your university experience. I also know the challenges and adjustments international students have to go through when transitioning into life at U of T and Canada. 

Outside of work, I am an avid photographer, and you can sometimes catch me on the streets of Toronto, taking photos of life in my favourite city. 

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