Bio (Laura Sarino)
Business, Communication and Culture
Laura Sarino has extensive experience in the intercultural field. Her areas of focus include global intercultural management, organizational culture and international negotiation. She joined Royal Roads as an associate faculty member in 2008 and teaches for the School of Business and School of Communication and Culture, bringing her skills to the Master of Global Management, Master of Arts in Professional Communication and Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication programs.
Since 2000, Sarino has been an intercultural communication lecturer at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands. From 2003 to 2007, Sarino worked at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) School in the Netherlands, focusing her work on second language learners and the socio-cultural adjustment process.
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. Sarino 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 to 1994.
Sarino holds an a Bachelor of Arts Honours in History and Philosophy from the University of Guelph (1971), and a Master of Arts in Ethnic and Cultural Studies from the University of Toronto (1978) with a concentration on research of immigration patterns from Northern Italy to Trail, BC.