Appointment of Isabelle Kim as Director, Centre for Community Partnerships (PDAD&C #7)

From: Sandy Welsh, Vice-Provost, Students
Susan McCahan, Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education
David Newman, Senior Director, Student Experience
Date: August 22, 2017
Re: Appointment of Isabelle Kim as Director, Centre for Community Partnerships (PDAD&C #7)

We are delighted to share that, following a thorough search process guided by a tri-campus representative Advisory Committee for the next leader of the Centre for Community Partnerships (CCP), Isabelle Kim has been appointed Director of the CCP, effective August 28, 2017.

Reporting jointly to the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education and the Senior Director, Student Experience, the Director of the CCP will be an advocate for experiential learning at the University of Toronto, serving as a liaison between faculty, staff, students, and community organizations. As Director, Isabelle will lead the continued development and implementation of programs and supports designed to expand opportunities for engagement in curricular and co-curricular experiential learning, particularly community-engaged learning. Isabelle will work with community organizations within the Greater Toronto Area as well as nationally and internationally, in partnership with other units at U of T.

Isabelle has a strong interest in community development and higher education, evidenced by her work history, academic research, and teaching. She comes to the role with 18 years’ experience in public engagement and international cooperation, working with community organizations in the Greater Toronto Area, China, and Peru in the health, education, and arts sectors. Prior to this appointment, she served in leadership capacities at Canadian international development organizations, including recently serving as the Deputy Director on the In-Canada Programs Department at Development and Peace for seven years, along with leadership roles at The Royal Conservatory of Music and Scadding Court Community Centre.

Isabelle holds a BA in International Development Studies from the University of Toronto Scarborough, and a MA and PhD in Curriculum Studies from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). Isabelle brings a familiarity and passionate commitment to the University of Toronto as an alumna and as an instructor in research methodology and cooperative learning courses at OISE for the past eight years.

Please join us in welcoming Isabelle to the Centre for Community Partnerships at the University of Toronto.