Leanne Stillman

Assistant Registrar, International Recruitment and Admissions (ARIRA)
Admission Services
Phone number: 
+ 1 519-824-4120 x56066
University Centre, Level 3 Room: Behind North Elevators - Undergraduate Admission Window


Undergraduate International Recruitment and Admissions (IR&A) 

  • manage a team of staff who meet and assist international and out-of-country Canadian students in high schools and education events outside of Canada and work with international students in Canadian high schools
  • admission adjudication for students in all international curriuculum for students in senior secondary schools worldwide
  • admission support for inquiries on all semester 1 international curriculum requirements and minimums however many questions can often be answered from the admission.uoguelph.ca website by clicking on Admission Information > International or through internat@uoguelph.ca (email address) x55024
  • book one-on-one meetings with applicants from outside of Canada 
  • application support in Spanish - lstillma@uoguelph.ca (email address)
  • inquiry and application support in Turkish - turkey@uoguelph.ca (email address) - admission.uoguelph.ca/turkey
  • inquiry and application support in Mandarin or Cantonese - china@uoguelph.ca (email address) - admission.uoguelph.ca/china 
  • international marketing and advertising inquiries
  • individual meetings with ELCP students seeking direct admission to a degree program - semester 1

Key People to know within Admission Services:

Direct Line to Undergraduate International Curriculum Admissions: 1 519-767-5024

Lesley Jump, International Recruitment & Admissions Coordinator  (IRAC)- internat@uoguelph.ca (email address)  x55024

Hayley Coulter, International Recruitment & Admissions Coordinator (IRAC) - internat@uoguleph.ca (email address)  x55024

  • live chat https://admission.uoguelph.ca/international 
  • how to apply from outside of Canada and general questions - admission.uoguelph.ca
  • provide explanations on what documents should be sent and how to send them - intapps@uoguelph.ca (email address)
  • Update your WebAdvisor account
  • receive all documents coming in from outside of Canada - before contacting Lesley on documents you have sent, always check your WebAdvisor
  • receive all English Proficiency results from students in international curriculum outside of Canada
  • verify IELTS results
  • ship materials to educations fairs and special school requests
  • send out Admisison decisions

Michelle Seaton - tours@uoguelph.ca (email address) or through our online booking service on the admission.uoguelph.ca page

  • Campus Tours for international students and high school groups
  • facilitates classroom visits 

Amy Dong, International Recruitment and Admission Assistant, - china@uoguelph.ca (email address) 

  • Chinese curriculum questions or assistance in Mandarin and Cantonese on how to submit documents or applications - regionally Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong
  • answers inquiries on how to apply in Mandarin - admission.uoguelph.ca/china
  • manages the UofG Weibo account - please add yourself to weibo.com/uofg
  • individual meetings with  current ELCP students needing help understanding document requirements for admission

International Recruitment and Admissions Assistants: 

 Grace Pinkerton intl1@uoguelph.ca and Toygar Yildirim  turkey@uoguelph.ca (email address) (Turkey)

  • application and document assistance
  • ships materials to educations fairs
  • research
  • school bookings and logistics

Jimmi Hemmenbach, Assistant Manager, International Recruitment (acting) - jhemmenba@uoguelph.ca x56062

Ernest Damalie, International Recruitment Officer - edamalie@uoguelph.ca x55024

Greg Radovan, Assistant Manager, Application Processing and Secondary School Advisor - radovang@uoguelph.ca (email address)

  • provides guidance to Ontario high school students with English Proficiency questions and documents
  • assists with requests for offer letter re-prints

Admission Services - admissio@registrar.uoguelph.ca (email address)

  • International University Transfer students should connect with Admission Services to book an appointment to see their degree specific Admission Counsellor

Elizabeth Lowenger, DVM - Future International Veterinarian Students - Tours of OVC - lowenger@uoguelph.ca (email address) 



Working at the University of Guelph and getting to know people from all around the world is one of the biggest priviledges life has afforded me. I continue to travel extensively so if you don't find me at my desk, please drop me an email. I may very well be in a city near you. When I am not at work I can often be found coaching kids under 13 rugby which is my second passion after international education.

Education Background:

BA - Mount Allison University - Canada (Universidad Complutense de Madrid semester abroad); MA - University of Leeds - UK; Member of OACAC, NACAC, and CIS

CIS Forum Presenter on: Applying to Professional Degrees in Canada; Services to International Students with Disabilities; Managing the Role of Parents in the Admission Process; Authenticating the Admissions Process

Internataional ACAC Professional Development Webinar Series Facilitator: Developing Recruitment Strategies and Budgets

International ACAC - Pre-Conference Workshop Presenter: Campus Internationalization; Maximizing International Recruitment; Admission to Canadian Universities

Credential Evaluation Training through: NARIC, WES, ACCRAO, International ACAC, NAFSA and NACAC.

Personal Shout Out to my engagement Organizations that are Changing Lives and Improving Life Internationally and Locally: TIRF - Toronto Inner-city Rugby Foundation - tirfrugby.ca - building community through rugby and rugby through community