YUELI Director Isaac Garcia-Sitton awarded “10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians” recognition by the Hispanic Business Alliance

By Raquel Torres

Isaac Garcia-Sitton, Director of International Education and the York University English Language Institute (YUELI) at the School of Continuing Studies, has been named one of 2018’s “10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians,” a recognition presented by TD Bank and organized by the Hispanic Business Alliance.

The Hispanic Business Alliance (formerly known as Association) has established its prestigious reputation as the only national Hispanic group with a presence across the country to promote entrepreneurship and the image of Hispanics in Canada.

Garcia-Sitton is a respected leader in the education sector, with more than 15 years of experience in international relations and business development. Born in Barcelona and raised in Panama, Garcia-Sitton moved to Canada in 2007 to take on the role of consul general of Panama in Montreal. In his current role at York University, he is the director of YUELI in the School of Continuing Studies. YUELI is the largest university provider of academic English training in Canada, with an annual enrolment of 3,500 students from more than 50 countries.

“I am deeply honoured and truly humbled to accept this prestigious award,” said Garcia-Sitton. “It is particularly special because I was nominated for my involvement in various social development initiatives in support of low-income individuals in Latin America, principally El Salvador, a cause that is near and dear to my heart.”

Isaac’s recognition has been highlighted by Canadian and Panamanian News Outlets including “Toronto Hispano,” “Latinos Magazine” and the newspapers “La Estrella de Panamá” and “Metro Libre“.

YUELI Director Isaac Garcia-Sitton
Photo: Isaac Garica-Sitton and Marlene Elizabeth Contreras, consul general of El Salvador in Vancouver