My name is Vino Shanmuganathan and I  recently started working as the International Student Support Specialist at Schulich School Business School. I hope to meet all of you once on-campus services resume. In the meantime, I wanted to do a quick e-introduction.

I am an alumnus to York University, having completed both my Bachelor of Arts (Honours), and Masters in Social Work at the university. I have also obtained a Juris Doctor at the University of Ottawa.

I have extensive experience working with immigrants, refugees, and migrants as a mental health counsellor, researcher, and facilitator. Building off this background in the social services, I have also worked as an Immigration and Refugee lawyer at legal clinics and firms supporting migrants to address their immigration needs.

I look forward to connecting with all of you and providing guidance in navigating the Canadian immigration system, mental health resources and support for your transition into and success at Schulich and in Canada! Please feel free to connect with me on any aspect of your international student experience.


Students can book 1:1 online advising with Vino starting March 23rd. Book here.

You can also reach her at vshan@schulich.yorku.ca