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Meet the VP, Communications

Christine Szustaczek

Vice-President, Communications

Christine Szustaczek, MCM, APR is the Vice-President, Communications at the University of Toronto, where she oversees an award-winning tri-campus team of writers, communications strategists, brand marketing professionals, digital and media relations specialists, videographers, and photographers since May 2023.

Prior to joining U of T, she was Vice-President of External Relations at Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, where she led communications, marketing, alumni and advancement, government and community relations and special events.

She also ran her own communications consultancy for ten years, helping colleges, universities, hospitals, and social service agencies communicate their impact. She has held positions in communications and fundraising at various non-profits and post-secondary institutions. She is a board member at the Screen Industries Research and Training Centre in Toronto and the Alice and Murray Maitland Charitable Foundation. 

She is passionate about higher education and the role it plays in transforming people’s lives, benefiting the economy, and advancing social well-being. 

Christine Szustaczek