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New UOIT registrar's global experiences will help bring more opportunities to campus

Victoria Choy's extensive post-secondary background will further university's strategic enrolment growth and international student recruitment

OSHAWA, ON. - Given her extensive track record working with international students, creating opportunities to bridge between a college and university education and overseeing enrolment growth, Victoria Choy is poised to help deliver new opportunities to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in her new role as registrar.

Choy joined UOIT on February 1, bringing more than 20 years of post-secondary experience to the position. It is her goal to ensure potential students from widely ranging demographics -including mature students, those who have recently been laid off and considering second careers, the internationally trained and secondary school graduates - realize the opportunities that come with pursuing an education at UOIT.

"I am thrilled to be at UOIT," said Choy. "The university has experienced tremendous growth over the past six years and built an incredible reputation for offering innovative programs that prepare students to graduate with the high-tech and specialized skills required to address both Canada's needs and issues of global importance. I look forward to working with the leadership team, faculty, administration and students to further enhance UOIT's enrolment growth while continuing to provide exceptional service to our students."

Choy will be responsible for managing and directing UOIT's core admissions function to ensure the enrolment of new students remains at an optimum level. Before joining UOIT, Choy was the associate registrar at Centennial College in Toronto, Ontario, where she was responsible for recruitment, admission and information services. Her thorough knowledge of the college system will support pathway initiatives under consideration at UOIT. The university currently has eight agreements in place or under development that allow college graduates to receive advance standing in UOIT programs.

In addition, she was involved in implementing strategies to meet the educational needs of internationally trained professionals. Her international experience also includes two years at Ryerson University, where, as the manager of International Recruitment, she travelled extensively to promote the university and was responsible for the department's policy development.

"Victoria's experience will be a key asset at UOIT, particularly as we continue to seize new opportunities for enrolment growth," said MaryLynn West-Moynes, vice-president, External Relations. "A recent report from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario references that some forecasts indicate a need for 25,000 additional undergraduate spaces in the GTA, and Victoria will play a key role in getting the message out that UOIT is a solution for students and employers, ensuring graduates have the skills required by today's employers."

Choy's other experience includes 17 years at the University of Toronto where she was responsible for admissions, student awards and recruitment. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Area Studies of History from York University in Toronto, Ontario and Master of Arts in Economic History from the University of London in England.


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