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
Guelph, ON
Telephone: 1-519-822-7177 (cell)

Harley B. Dekker CPA, CMA
Financial Administrator
Toronto, ON

Dr. Brenda Goranson
Administration & Communications Coordinator
Oakville, ON

Board of Directors

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

More about Harry

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

More about Mary Leigh

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 (Treasurer)
Retired – Worked for 33 years in Nigeria with Resonate Global Mission
Toronto, ON

More about Kathy