Meet our Leadership Group

The Mohawk International & Partnership team is committed to being a leader in internationalization, with a common goal of delivering an excellent student experience. The team looks for opportunities to create focused support, led by specialists in the field to have a positive impact on both students and staff, while helping to overcome access and barriers, and achieve their educational goals. Through collaboration and knowledge sharing, the goal is to create an effective and efficient network of support for students. Leading with the Mohawk College values to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all learners and our community.

Portrait of Thea Laidman

Thea Laidman
Associate Vice President, International

Thea leads the International Education team with a focus on creating a shared vision and commitment to internationalization across the College.  Through her work, Thea is been responsible for leading the development of the strategic vision and executing key activities required to advance international enrollment and business development priorities. A recognized leader within the international education field, she collaborates with partners locally, nationally and globally to support internationalization objectives within higher education and helps to mentor future leaders within the sector.  Having lived, worked or traveled in over 40 countries she enjoys supporting students as they realize their goals of studying in Canada.

Language: English

Portrait of Peter Bondy

Peter Bondy
Director, International Recruitment & Global Development

Peter is the team lead for international recruitment and global engagement at Mohawk. With fifteen years+ of experience in the international education sector, Peter's focus is to build upon market diversification achievements, expand student-faculty mobility opportunities, and facilitate growth with international professional training partners.

Language: English

Annissa Maharaj
Director, International Recruitment & Student Engagement

Annissa's personal journey of navigating a new life and education system in Canada has inspired her to take a student-centric and compassionate approach to her work. With over 15 years of experience in the international education industry and being a lifelong learner herself, Annissa firmly believes in the transformative power of education. She is committed to creating a sense of belonging and exceptional student support for international students at Mohawk.

Language: English

Portrait of Daniel Farr

Daniel Farr
Manager, International Marketing & Operations

Daniel is responsible for overseeing the marketing strategy as well as managing the administrative and financial operations of the international department. He is passionate about higher education and is committed to ensuring all of our students receive the finest educational opportunities.

Language: English

Portrait of Allison Stewart

Allison Stewart
Manager, International Program & Strategic Initiatives

Allison brings experience from across the post-secondary sector to support learners in realizing their global potential. A strategic leader, Allison approaches conversations with an entrepreneurial lens, while considering institutional and global perspectives and maintaining a welcoming and collaborative environment. She enjoys hearing from students and learning about their journey to Mohawk College.

Language: English