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

Anna Sklar, BA
Program Administrator (part-time)
Guelph, ON

Board of Directors

Justin Cooper (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

Mary Leigh Morbey (Secretary)
York University (retired)
Toronto, ON

Carla Nelson
Tyndale University College and Seminary (retired)
Calgary, AB

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

Ruth Hayhoe
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