Matt Byrnes

Director, Toronto GIC Conference Manager

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    • Academic Internship Council


Matt joined the AIC in early 2011 to establish our Toronto operations and to manage the Global Internship Conference (GIC) at UC Berkeley in June 2012.  He brings 16 years of high-level service experience from the Meeting Management and Incentive Travel industries.  Matt has lived and worked in the U.K. and Canada and has traveled to five different continents.  A proud Torontonian and Canadian, he is eager to share his hometown with international internship students. 

Matt’s other passion is working with an Elementary School in the Flemingdon Park neighborhood of Toronto, where he has spearheaded the effort to raise $26,000 over 3 years to improve education for 700 elementary students, most of whom are from newly immigrated families from more than 50 countries.  During the winter months, Matt can be found at the local hockey rink every weekend, coaching his son’s and daughter’s teams and serving as a Level 2 Referee.

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