Jan 7, 2020

Vancouver, BC – Langara College welcomes Yusuf Varachia as its Vice-President, External Development. In his new role, Varachia will be responsible for international education, advancement, continuing studies, institutional research, and communications and marketing.

Varachia has over 15 years of experience working in the Canadian educational sector. Prior to joining Langara, he was the Director, Global Engagement at Simon Fraser University. In that position, he was responsible for promoting and enhancing SFU’s profile domestically and internationally through the strategic management of SFU’s international partnerships, international visitors, and local diplomatic corps. He also has extensive experience managing international and domestic student recruitment at SFU.

Before joining SFU, Yusuf worked in Student Services at the University of British Columbia. Prior to moving to Vancouver, he was a teacher for the Toronto District School Board. Throughout his career, Yusuf has developed programs designed to recruit and retain diverse student populations and has worked to ensure that they are represented within educational institutions. He has a proven track record of working across multiple stakeholders that include students, faculty, alumni, industry, government and others in order to create innovative programming and strengthen communities.

Yusuf holds a Master of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University, a Bachelor of Education degree from OISE/University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Langara College, given how it prioritizes innovative high-quality education and accessibility for students,” he said. “I am excited to be part of one of BC’s leading post-secondary institutions and to have the opportunity to continue providing programming that meets the needs of students and communities at Langara. I’m excited to see Langara’s partnership with Musqueam nation and its dedication to Indigenous communities. I look forward to serving the students, staff, faculty, and the Langara community at large.”

About Langara College
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 23,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as 'house of teachings', a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located. Langara is celebrating its 49th year on West 49th Avenue with Beyond 49, an integrated celebration, alumni engagement, and fundraising campaign to reconnect with alumni, and raise funds for student support and important College initiatives.

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Mark Dawson
Manager, Public Affairs