Reappointment of Dr. Peter Schuurman as GSC Executive Director

The Board of Global Scholars Canada (GSC) is pleased to announce the reappointment of Dr. Peter Schuurman as Executive Director for a five-year term, effective July 1, 2021. The reappointment follows an extensive and very successful review of Dr Schuurman’s performance as Executive Director over the past three years.

“We have benefited greatly for the skills and vision Peter has brought to GSC,” stated board chair, Harry Fernhout. “In collaboration with other staff members Peter has raised the profile of our organization and initiated exciting new avenues of service. We are grateful that GSC will continue to be blessed by Peter’s unique gifts in years to come.”

Dr. Schuurman served previously as a campus pastor at Brock University and as the bi-national head of campus ministry for the Christian Reformed Church in North America. He is an adjunct professor at Redeemer University, an advisor in the D.Min. program at Tyndale Seminary, and a contributing editor for Christian Courier.

On June 5, 2021 Global Scholars Canada celebrated the “25 plus 1” anniversary of its founding (the 25th  anniversary having been postponed by the global pandemic). Over  60 people from Canada, the USA, Africa and South America gathered on Zoom to celebrate the organization’s role in developing and equipping a community of Canadian Christian professors who serve with excellence in public universities outside of North America. The members of this community teach their disciplines in the context of a Christian worldview, values, and praxis—either by traveling overseas or by teaching on-line from Canada.

In doing so, these professors are salt and light (Matthew 5:13-14) for future leaders in nations where there is often little academic witness to the gospel. GSC professors are God’s ambassadors “seeking the peace (shalom) of the city,” (Jeremiah 29:7) through their presence in classrooms across both political and religious boundaries. 


For more information, see our website: or contact

      Dr. Harry Fernhout, Board Chair, Global Scholars Canada, 905 216-4908

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