Robert Astroff, B.A., LL.B., M.A., Ph.D.
Robert Astroff is the president of Astroff Consultants Inc. Dr. Astroff received a Bachelor of Arts with Great Distinction from McGill University, a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University, a Master of Arts from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Toronto.
Dr. Astroff’s expertise covers a broad range of program areas, including applications to medical, law, dental and business schools, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs in Canada, the United States, and overseas. He has assisted thousands of applicants, in Canada and abroad, in achieving their post-secondary educational and professional goals.
Author of the Accepted With Astroff , Dr. Astroff provides students with a step-by-step guide to professional school admission.
Dr. Astroff has lectured on the admissions process at private schools and universities across Canada, including McGill University, the University of Toronto, Western University, University of British Columbia and Dalhousie University. He has been featured in Maclean's, the Toronto Star, the National Post, as well as other radio and other media outlets.
Prior to founding Astroff Consultants, Dr. Astroff worked as an educator at the University of Toronto and Carleton University and held positions with a number of governmental institutions and international organizations, including the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, the Israeli Ministry of Justice, the Knesset, and the United Nations.
Dr. Astroff has been published in a number of scholarly journals, including the Journal of Environmental Law and Practice, the Health Law Review, the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues, and the Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies. His work also appears in a publication entitled Twisting Arms and Flexing Muscles: Humanitarian Intervention and Peacebuilding in Perspective, where he contributed a chapter to the book. (List of Publications by Dr. Robert Astroff provided below.)
The recipient of numerous honours and accolades, Dr. Astroff has been awarded a University of Toronto Fellowship, the Rabin Scholarship for the Advancement of Peace and Tolerance, a Lady Davis Doctoral Fellowship, and the Keyser Mason Ball Prize for excellence in legal writing. In recognition of his contributions to the field of education, Dr. Astroff was awarded honorary membership by the Golden Key International Honors Society. (List of Academic Honours received by Dr. Robert Astroff provided below.)
His own educational background, professional experience in the field of post-secondary education and extensive knowledge of the university admissions process make him uniquely qualified to assist clients in achieving their educational and professional goals.
List of Publications by Dr. Robert Astroff
- “Fear of Heights: Foreign Policy Decision-Making in the Israeli-Syrian Conflict, 1988-2001.” Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Toronto, 2008.
- “Short-Term Gain, Long-Term Pain: An Assessment of United Nations Chapter VII Activities in Central Africa.” In Twisting Arms and Flexing Muscles: Humanitarian Intervention and Peacebuilding in Perspective, edited by Natalie Mychajlyszyn and Timothy M. Shaw, 53-73. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005.
- “Make Up, Shake Up or Break Up?: Assessing the Prospects for Political Violence in the Case of Quebec Succession.” McNaughton Papers, No. 13 (2000): 1-30.
- “Scuttled Diplomacy: A Study of Intervention by the United Nations in Rwanda.” M.A. Thesis, Carleton University, 1999.
- “Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and the Law.” Journal of Environmental Law and Practice, Vol. 8 (1998): 47-62.
- “Show Me the Money!: Making the Case for No-Fault Medical Malpractice Insurance.” Health Law Review, Vol. 5, No. 3 (1997): 9-17.
- “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides?: Legal and Ethical Implications of Advance Directives.” Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues, Vol. VII (1997): 1-33.
- “Identity Crisis: The Charter and Forensic DNA Analysis in the Criminal Justice System.” Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 5 (1996): 211-235.
Academic Honours Received by Dr. Robert Astroff
- Honorary Golden Key Member, Golden Key International Honors Society (2011)
- Doctoral Thesis Completion Grant, University of Toronto (2003-2005)
- University of Toronto Fellowship, University of Toronto (1999-2003)
- Andrea and Charles Bronfman Student Award in Israeli Studies, University of Toronto (2002)
- Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Award, University of Toronto (2001)
- Rabbi Isserman Prize, University of Toronto (2001)
- Rabin Scholarship for the Advancement of Peace and Tolerance, Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2001)
- Lady Davis Doctoral Fellowship, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2001)
- Thomas O. Hecht Fellowship, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Bar-Ilan University (2001)
- George G. Bell Fellowship, Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies (1999)
- David and Rebecca Zelikovitz Scholarship, Carleton University (1997)
- Entrance Scholarship, Carleton University (1997)
- Keyser Mason Ball Prize, Dalhousie Law School (1996)
- Class of 1958 Prize, Dalhousie Law School (1995)
- Graduated with Great Distinction, McGill University (1994)
- Dean’s Honour List, McGill University (1993)
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