Staff & Board

Global Scholars Canada (GSC) is incorporated under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act and is a registered charity. Its Board of Directors includes members from across Canada and the United States. The President of Global Scholars (USA) serves on the GSC Board while GSC’s Executive Director serves on the Global Scholars (USA) Board of Directors.


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 (as of January 2019)

Justin Cooper (Chair)
Christian Higher Education Canada
Dundas, ON
Term 3: Expires November 2020

Harry Boessenkool (Treasurer)
Bank of Montreal (retired)
Surrey, BC
Term 2: Expires November 2019

Mary Leigh Morbey (Secretary)
York University (retired)
Toronto, ON
Term 1: Expires November 2019

Carla Nelson
Tyndale University College and Seminary
Toronto, ON
Term 3: Expires November 2020

John Wood (Vice-Chair)
The King’s University (retired)
Edmonton, AB
Term 3: Expires November 2018 (extended to November 2019)

Samir Gassanov
Toronto, ON
Term 1: Expires November 2021

Stan Wallace
Global Scholars
Overland Park, KS
Partner Representative Ex Officio

GSC works closely with Global Scholars (USA). Dr. Stan Wallace is the President of Global Scholars (USA). For more information about the Global Scholars leadership team, go to