Educational Discovery Series

CityU Canada and the Master of Education in Leadership is pleased to announced the “Educational Discovery Series”  with the participation of amazing speakers and very interesting topics.

Upcoming speakers for 2019

  • Rob Comeau, Principal Abbostford Senior Secondary 

Leadership practices in place to proactively address traumatic events and their aftermath.

April 17th ,  3:30 pm

Rob Comeau has been an educator for 27 years, working in the Abbotsford School District. Rob spent 15 year as years an administrator at W.J. Mouat Secondary in Abbotsford B.C., and he is now principal of Abbotsford Senior Secondary, one of the newest secondary schools in British Columbia.

Rob holds a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (1995) from San Diego State University. He is active at the school district level and in his community as a leader supporting inclusive education, character initiatives, technology advancements in education and immigrant support. His previous school was named one of the Top 10 Schools in Canada by MacLeans Magazine.

As part of his duties in the school district he led the creation of the district’s first Virtual school and worked with the school district business company to help establish offshore schools in China and Korea.

In 2011 Rob was selected as one of 32 principals across Canada by the Learning Partnership to receive the National honour of “Canada’s Outstanding Principal Award”. Currently he is a member of the “National Academy of Outstanding Principals”, receiving in-service opportunities at the Rottman School of Business in Toronto each year.

In 2013 Rob was given the honor of Principal Faculty by City University in 2013, he has had an active role in teaching M.A Leadership Program in Canada with the University since 2001.

Rob was recently selected to represent educators at one of the Prime Ministers Roundtable discussions in February, 2014.

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  • Doug Rogers, Substance Abuse Prevention Counsellor for SD#22 (Vernon)

Vaping: What are the issues and how can administrators and staff deal with this problem in schools

May 10th ,  3:30 pm

Doug Rogers is the Substance Abuse Prevention Counsellor for SD#22 (Vernon). He has taught for over 28 years in Vancouver, Burnaby, Vernon and Washington State and has given hundreds of workshops and presentations throughout British Columbia, Washington and California. Doug has undergraduate degrees from UBC (BPE, B.Ed) and postgraduate degrees from both UBC (MPE) and UVIC (M.Ed). He is also an internationally certified alcohol and drug counselor (ICADC) and certified clinical supervisor (CCCS). The main focus of his work and research in SD#22 is to supports students and families so that they can live healthy and drug free lives. Specifically, education, prevention, and treatment are part of our districts Drug and Alcohol prevention program.

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