The Board of Directors:
Noble Kelly, BEd, MEd (President):
Noble has been a High School Educator since 1991. Mr. Kelly has a Post Baccalaureate in Educational Technology and a Masters in Adult Learning and Global Change. He is an Adjunct Professor with the Teacher Education Department at UBC and has worked as a teacher mentor and trainer for the Simon Fraser University Educational Technology Post Baccalaureate program. Noble has served as the co-chair of the board for BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) from 2013 to 2017 and has designed and facilitated workshops to teachers as a member of the Peace and Global Education Provincial Specialist Association of the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation. He has been involved in education reform work and teacher training in South Africa, Ethiopia, Guyana, Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya. Mr. Kelly founded Education Beyond Borders in 2007 and is presently devoting his time to its continued growth and developing and implementing systemic strategies and awareness to teachers and development practitioners to foster quality education globally.
Carolin Rekar Munro, PhD (Ed), CHRL, CTDP (Vice President)
Carolin is Professor and Intellectual Lead for Leadership in the Faculty of Management at Royal Roads University, Victoria BC. Dr. Rekar Munro teaches in the MBA, MA Tourism Leadership, and BA International Hospitality Management programs. Carolin is also an adjunct professor for Central Michigan University in the MA in Education and a visiting professor in the MBA program at Mount Meru University in Tanzania teaching Human Resources, Organizational Behaviour, and Strategy. Carolin also manages Eye of the Tiger Consulting in which she collaborates with leaders on change management, employee engagement, strategic planning, and leadership development. Carolin received her Master and Doctoral degrees with a focus on Developing Human Resources and Leadership from the University of Toronto. Carolin’s published work includes two books, Managing the New Generation: A Practical Guide for Understanding and Meeting Workplace Expectations of Generation Y, and Management of Human Resources (co-authored with Dessler & Cole), and she is currently working on her third book based on her research on Generation Z. She has been an active member of Education Beyond Borders as project team member and leader for the leadership development and community education initiative in Tanzania.
Kin Lo, PhD, FCPA, FCA (Treasurer):
Dr. Lo is the Senior Associate Dean of Students at UBC Sauder School of Business. He holds the CPA Professorship in Accounting established by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC). After receiving a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary, he articled at PwC and subsequently earned his doctorate from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago. His research has been published widely and he has served as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Accounting and Economics from 2003-2011. Aside from research and teaching, Kin is also active in the professional accounting community serving on provincial and national committees such as the Academic Advisory Council for the Accounting Standards Board of Canada. He was elected as Fellow of CPABC (FCPA) in 2013.
Kimberly Brown, BEd, MEd (Co-secretary):
Kimberly is a Vice-Principal with Regina Public Schools who has traveled to Kenya and Tanzania with Education Beyond Borders since 2010. Kimberly holds Bachelor and Master of Education from the University of Regina focusing on Curriculum and Instruction. She has also taken classes through the University of British Columbia on Reconciliation through Education to support the Indigenous students and families that she works with. Kimberly has worked for most of her teaching career in community schools in Regina supporting students and families through promoting family involvement in learning, making school a welcoming place and having high expectations for learning. She believes that all students will grow and succeed if they are given the supports they need at school whether it is through learning interventions, developing positive behaviour interventions, meeting students basic needs or offering them a quiet place during a busy day. This belief is why she is committed to the EBB's work.
Jen Marran, MEd, PhD (Ed) (Co-secretary):
Jen’s career has focused on supporting post-secondary faculty and administrative leaders in a polytechnic context. Most recently, she worked as a faculty development facilitator at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) to support SAIT’s faculty in Calgary and in Kazakhstan. Prior to that, Dr. Marran taught communication studies at SAIT and continues to teach courses via online education. She has a Doctor of Education in Leadership from Western University (2017), a Master of Education in Adult, Community, and Higher Education from the University of Calgary (2014), and a Journalism Arts Diploma from SAIT (2014). Jen is also an Instructional Skills Workshop master trainer, and believes that a participatory approach to learning enhances student and faculty success.
Chiara Cautillo, BSc, BEd, MA, MPP:
Chiara works at the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, in education data and research. She has been a teacher with the Toronto Catholic District School Board since 2009, having taught in elementary and secondary school French immersion programs. She holds a Bachelor's of Education and a Master's in Public Policy, both from the University of Toronto. Chiara 's current work focuses on pan-Canadian education data and research and the post-secondary field in Canada, including evaluating sustainability and accountability challenges for post-secondary institutes, as well as how Canada will support the UN's Sustainable Development Goal on Education. She is also working on issues relating to Indigenous education and on data to support Indigenous students and curriculum. She is interested in ensuring access to education, and in further developing student well-being initiatives.
Dawn Popatia, MEd, PhD (Ed):
Dawn has an academic background in sociology/anthropology multicultural/indigenous and international education (and some recent focus on learning differences/disabilities). Dr. Popatia has worked as a learning support/consultant with the Vancouver school board adult education program, worked in the K-12 system, and has taught courses in UBC educational studies and the Native Indian Teacher Education Program at UBC. Dawn has been a teacher, educational researcher, a multicultural and race relations consultant and has also worked on one trip in Africa and for more extended time in Asia and the South Pacific in development education. She is interested in educational equity and social inclusion, and innovative educational programs that promote social justice and community development.