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Meet the Global Engagement Team

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Prof. Anja Geitmann, PhD

Interim Vice-President (Global Engagement)

Professor Geitmann is the inaugural holder of the newly created Office of the Vice-President (Global Engagement) at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Next to her academic qualifications and administrative leadership experience, she brings to this role the lived experience of studying and working in six different countries, leadership roles in multinational collaborative research initiatives, and service on panels of international research funding organizations.

Phone: +1 514 398-2161 | anja.geitmann [at] | @AnjaGeitmann

Assistant: Annie Vos [annie.vos [at] (Email)]

Headshot of Kalyna KruczowyjKalyna Kruczowyj

Associate Director, Global Engagement

As Associate Director, Global Engagement, Kalyna implements the University’s global engagement strategy by facilitating university partnerships and other institutional agreements, guiding risk management, and supporting programs for displaced individuals. 

Following her graduation with a Bachelor of Arts (psychology and linguistics) from McGill, Kalyna developed an expertise on internationalization in higher education over a decade of work at diverse departments across the University.

Kalyna has a particular interest in health and wellness (and syntax trees!). Outside her work at McGill, she is active in volunteer and governance roles and is currently working on a project to promote cultural diversity through food.

Email: kalyna.kruczowyj [at]

Headshot of Guillaume CossetteGuillaume Cossette

Associate Director, Global Communications

Guillaume joined the Global Engagement unit in 2024 in the newly created role of Associate Director, Global Communications. In this role, he is responsible for communicating and promoting the McGill story to global audiences and building the university’s brand awareness overseas by developing and implementing McGill’s global communications and media relations strategy. His work also involves informing the McGill community about the university's international presence and key global engagement opportunities.

Guillaume brings over 15 years of experience in strategic communications, having served at four leading Canadian universities. Fluent in both English and French, he strives to foster intercultural dialogue and connections, both locally and globally. Beyond professional endeavours, Guillaume finds fulfillment in mountaineering adventures, sailing and exploring the natural world.

Email: guillaume.cossette2 [at]

Headshot of Joanna HosaJoanna Hosa

Global Engagement Advisor (Americas, Africa, Europe)

Joanna Hosa is the Global Engagement Advisor for the Americas, Africa, and Europe. She works on building international partnerships and new research collaborations across all faculties at McGill University. Joanna follows geopolitical developments, evaluating their impact on McGill’s international strategy and partnerships. She provides expertise in evaluating requests for new partnerships and institutional visits.

Joanna is an experienced project manager and policy analyst, and has previously worked with think-tanks, civil society organizations, and EU institutions across London, Paris, and Brussels. She is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and the College of Europe.

Email: joanna.hosa [at]

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Jie Yu

Global Engagement Advisor (Asia, Middle East, Oceania)

Jie Yu is the Global Engagement Advisor for Asia, the Middle East, and Oceania, advising on international partnerships aligned with McGill's global engagement strategy. Jie supports research collaboration and facilitates student and faculty mobility opportunities between McGill and institutions from the geographic region. Jie also organizes visits from international institutions and engages external stakeholders to promote partnerships.

Jie studied and worked in China, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and Germany. Jie is a graduate of Queen’s University (PhD in Human Geography). Drawing on her prior work in higher education, government bodies, and non-profit sector, Jie is committed to facilitate collaboration and dialogue between McGill and global communities.

Email: jie.yu [at]

Headshot of Annie VosAnnie Vos


Annie Vos (she/her) joined McGill University in 2017 as the executive assistant to the Associate Dean in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Global Engagement in 2021. 

Originally from Belgium, Annie lived and worked for years in the Middle East, specifically with Palestinian, Iraqi, and Syrian refugees via international non-profit and diplomatic organizations, including 10 years with the Vatican Embassy. Annie holds a bachelor in translation (Arabic, French, English, Italian). Following her pastoral care studies, she lived and worked in a refugee camp where she served end-of-life patients. 

On a personal level, she is passionate about human rights and equity and volunteers with Aids Community Care Montreal. She loves swimming, hiking, and biking.

Email: annie.vos [at]

Headshot of Professor Bobby AnsariBobby Ansari

Administrative Assistant

Bobby is a graduate of McGill University (B.Com) and the Johns Hopkins Institute for Medicine and Spirituality and Trauma Counselling (MA) Bobby is a certified Spiritual Care Professional with the American Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.

She also has broadcasting and social media experience where some of her articles on the cultural appropriation of yoga had gone viral. She has previously lived and worked in Ankara and Antalya, Turkey teaching English as a Second Language and in Washington DC at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. She speaks English, French, Turkish and Bengali and is a citizen of Canada and Bangladesh.

Email: bobby.ansari [at]

Francesca Valenti

Global Engagement Advisor (Americas, Africa, Europe)

Currently on leave

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