Bio (Laura Sarino)
Business, Communication and Culture
Laura Sarino has extensive experience in the intercultural field. She joined Royal Roads University in January 2008 as associate faculty in the School of Communication and Culture and as of September 2012, teaches in the School of Business. In this role, she has supervised field work in the master’s program in the area of international/intercultural communication. Sarino has taught on campus and online professional academic communication courses in both the BA and MA program. In addition, she has recently developed and instructed Interpersonal Communication Across Cultures. This course has been designed both for the on campus and residency BA cohort 2012-13.
Sarino is an intercultural communication lecturer at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands, since 2000. From 2003-07, Sarino was on secondment to the NATO School in the Netherlands. From 1989 to 2003, she was the senior diversity consultant with the Dufferin-Peel School District in Mississauga, Ontario. There she developed equity policies and strategic plans at the provincial and federal level. She has delivered several international presentations for the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR) and was the chair of SIETAR Canada at York University from 1990-94.
Sarino holds a bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy from the University of Guelph, with a concentration on European history. As well, she has attained a professional teaching certificate with a concentration on adult learning styles. In addition, she holds a master’s degree from OISE/ University of Toronto in the area of ethnic and cultural studies.