Multilingual staff help students and parents feel comfortable and connected

Language and culture shouldn’t be barriers to a high quality education for students or to effective communication with parents. Many of Columbia’s liaison and admissions staff come from outside Canada and are fluent in some of the languages frequently spoken by our students and their families. This makes these staff members very helpful to students during their transition to life at Columbia and to families who need to connect with the school. Students can use Columbia’s multilingual staff to guide them to the correct department when they have questions or concerns and to provide translation services when students need to communicate with English-speaking school departments. Parents can contact these multilingual resources by telephone or email whenever they have questions, concerns or are looking for an update on their child’s progress and well-being.

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MAIN PHONE LINE: +1-905-572-7883

Multilingual Staff
Name Title Regions Represented Language(s) Spoken Phone and E-mail
Ms. Viviane Bomfirm Admissions Officer South America and Mexico Portuguese, Spanish, English Ext. 2833
Ms. Priscilla Tamaklo International Admissions Officer Africa French, English Ext. 2841
Ms. Julia Abdoullaeva Liaison Officer Eastern Europe and Eurasia Russian, English, Spanish, Turkish, French Ext. 2818
Ms. Aliyan Yilamu Liaison Officer South Korea, Thailand English, Mandarin, Turkish Ext. 2721
Ms. Jane Liu Liaison Officer China Mandarin, English Ext. 2814
Ms. Julia Guo Liaison Officer China Mandarin, English Ext. 2832
Ms. Willy Deng Liaison Officer China, Taiwan,Hong Kong Mandarin, Cantonese, English Ext. 2872
Ms. Kate Le Liaison Officer Vietnam English, Vietnamese Ext. 2733
Mr. Alex Preta Liaison Officer Southeast Asia, Middle East, Caribbeans English Ext. 2912