GSC Staff & Board

Global Scholars Canada (GSC) is incorporated under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act and is a registered charity. Its Staff and Board of Directors includes persons from across Canada, but mainly located in Ontario currently.


Dr. Peter Schuurman
Executive Director (part-time)
Guelph, ON
Telephone: 1-519-822-7177 (cell)

Harley B. Dekker CPA, CMA
Financial Administrator (part-time)
Toronto, ON

Dr. Brenda Goranson
Administration and Communications Coordinator (part-time)
Oakville, ON

Board of Directors

Harry Fernhout (Chair and Treasurer)
The King’s University (retired)
Former GSC Executive Director (2014 – 2017)
Toronto, ON

Mary Leigh Morbey (Vice-Chair)
York University (retired)
Toronto, ON

Ruth Hayhoe (Secretary)
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

More about Ruth.

Feature story about Ruth on the Executive Director’s blog.

Steve Sider
Faculty of Education, Wilfrid Laurier University
Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

More about Steve

Magnus Mfoafo-M’Carthy
Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University
Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

More about Magnus

Kathy Vanderkloet
Retired – Worked for 33 years in Nigeria with Resonate Global Mission
Toronto, ON

More about Kathy

Justin Cooper (Ex-Officio Former Chair)
Christian Higher Education Canada
Dundas, ON

Opening Up the World of Higher Education: The Asterik Legacy of Dr. Justin Cooper – article by Peter Schuurman