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Photo of Angel Motsamai

, MBA, PhD

Program Officer (South) South Africa

University of Toronto, Office of the Vice-President International

Photo of JesusMiracle Chiadika

, M.Ed.

Regional Lead (Health Employment), International Research Officer

University of Toronto, Office of the Vice-President International

Photo of Edward Nkole

, CPA, CMA

Senior Planning and Budget Officer

University of Toronto, Office of the Vice-President International

Photo of Marjorie Reyes

Administrative Assistant

University of Toronto, Office of the Vice-President International

Photo of Tak Koguchi

Senior Regional Lead

University of Toronto, Office of the Vice-President International

Photo of Suying Hugh

, Doctorate in Education, EdD.

Program Manager, Mastercard Foundation

University of Toronto, Office of the Vice-President International

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Angel Motsamai, MBA, PhD

Program Officer (South) South Africa

University of Toronto

Dr. Angel Motsamai is the Program Officer: Southern Africa, at the University of Toronto, Canada.

Prior to join the University of Toronto, Ms. Motsamai was working at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, in Durban, South Africa. She held the position of Principal Project Co-ordinator, where she was instrumental in coordinating and implementing projects that brought significant value to the university and were recognized, valued and approved by the local government of Kwa-Zulu Natal. 

Her other previous employment includes the Mangosuthu University of Technology, where she worked as a Project Officer. Her duties included the placement of students with industry, establishing partnership with companies for the purpose of placing students to do internships. She also worked with government entities to get funding towards monthly stipends for the students doing internships. She also worked at the Durban University of Technology, as a Senior International Relations Officer. Her duties included, recruiting International Students, organizing events i.e. international students’ orientation, hosting international visitors, establishing partnerships with international universities, embassies, ministries of education all over Africa but mostly in Southern Africa. 

Ms Motsamai holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA), a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and she is currently studying towards a Doctoral Degree in Business Administration (DBA). 

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JesusMiracle Chiadika, M.Ed.

Regional Lead (Health Employment), International Research Officer

University of Toronto

JesusMiracle is the Regional Lead (Health Employment), International Research Officer at the Office of the Vice-President International, University of Toronto. She is also completing a PhD in Higher Education with a collaborative specialization in Comparative, International and Development Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She graduated with an M.Ed. in Higher Education, and has an inter-disciplinary background in the arts, psychology and entrepreneurship. She has lived on three continents which impacted her worldview and interests in understanding education from a global perspective. Having worked extensively with international students, she is interested in understanding how internationalization policies impact their experiences on an institutional level, and how institutions can improve the services and supports provided to students.

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Edward Nkole, CPA, CMA

Senior Planning and Budget Officer

University of Toronto

Edward Nkole is a seasoned professional who, since March 2022, has been dedicated to his role as the Senior Planning and Budget Officer at the Office of the Vice President International (OVPI).

His responsibilities encompass providing invaluable financial management counsel, ensuring meticulous preparation of financial reports for the Foundation, and fostering collaborative partnerships both within and outside the organization.

Edward’s role is marked by dual reporting, where he effectively liaises with the Senior Director, International Relations, Africa for the Mastercard Foundation Grant. Furthermore, he holds a pivotal position as the finance lead within OVPI, reporting directly to the AVP International Engagement and Impact.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Edward’s true passion lies in the realm of education. With a remarkable twelve-plus years of experience in the university sector, he brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to the table. Edward Nkole is a dynamic individual who continues to make a significant impact in the field of international relations and education.

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Marjorie Reyes

Administrative Assistant

University of Toronto

Marjorie is an administrative professional with close to 20 years of experience.

She is currently an Administrative Assistant at the Office of the Vice-President, International at the University of Toronto. Marjorie is a team player, an eager learner, and a highly organized individual. She is passionate about contributing and making a difference in the things that she does.

Before moving to Canada in 2020, Marjorie was an Executive Assistant to the CEO of a retail and travel company that represented various airlines and brands in the Philippines. Her previous position has allowed her to travel to different continents and exposed her to cultures and worldviews.

Marjorie is a mother of two, who enjoys painting, cooking, and being outdoors.

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Tak Koguchi

Senior Regional Lead

University of Toronto

Tak is Senior Regional Lead (Africa) and Co-lead for the Health Ecosystems Pillar in the AHEHC for the University of Toronto (U of T). 

As Pillar Co-Lead, his role focuses on establishing collaborative certificate and short course programs to train professionals in a wide range of disciplines critical for sustainable and equitable health-sector growth in Africa. As member of the collaborative’s Secretariat, he plays an active role in supporting the network’s collective activities and governance.  In his capacity of Senior Regional Lead, he is responsible for growing U of T’s engagement with Sub-Sahara Africa. Tak is a graduate of U of T (BA) and York University (MPPAL).  

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Suying Hugh, Doctorate in Education, EdD.

Program Manager, Mastercard Foundation

University of Toronto

Suying Hugh is the Program Manager for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.

In her role, Suying oversees the day-to-day management of the scholarship and the students. A dedicated student life professional, Suying’s many years of experience focuses on enhancing the student experience and more specifically the international student experience. Her research interests focus on migration and the movement of talent. As the Program Manager of the Scholars Program, she understands the commitment of the scholarship to developing human capacity in Africa.