Board of Directors

The Canadian Bureau for International Education consists of three appointed board officers and twelve elected board members from across Canada and the education sector.

Back, left to right:  Guy Lefebvre, David Ross (Chair), Nancy Johnston, Gary Slater, Hervé Pilon
Front, left to right: Livia Castellanos, Patricia Gartland, Graham Pike, Kathy O’Brien, Sean Kennedy
Absent:  Patrick Deane (Past Chair), Katie Orr, Neil Besner


His Excellency the Right Honourable Governor General of Canada
David Johnston
C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.


David Ross
President and CEO, SAIT

Past Chair

Patrick Deane
President and Vice-Chancellor, McMaster University


Roy Daykin
Vice President, Employee & Corporate Services, Okanagan College

  • Neil Besner, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), University of Winnipeg
  • Livia Castellanos, Associate Vice-President (International) & Chief International Officer, UR International, University of Regina
  • Patricia Gartland, Superintendent of Schools, School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
  • Nancy Johnston, Executive Director, Student Affairs,  Simon Fraser University
  • Sean Kennedy, Vice-President, International, Niagara College
  • Guy Lefebvre, Vice-recteur aux relations internationales et à la Francophonie, Université de Montréal
  • Kathy O’Brien, Associate Vice-Principal (International), Queens University
  • Katie Orr, Director, NSCC International Nova Scotia Community College
  • Graham Pike, Dean of International Education, Vancouver Island University
  • Hervé Pilon, Director-General , Cégep Montmorency
  • Gary Slater, Vice-recteur associé, affaires étudiantes Université d’Ottawa
  • Geoff Wilmshurst, Vice President, Partnerships, Camosun College