Elizabeth Speers, Ed.D, M.Ed.,B.Ed, M.Sc.,B.Sc.

, Ed.D, M.Ed.,B.Ed, M.Sc.,B.Sc.
Director of the Centre of Business


Elizabeth Speers has more than 20 years of experience in education and business, including experience teaching in university, college and high school programs as well as senior management roles in industry in the areas of process reengineering, human resources and supply chain and strategic change management.

Elizabeth is a lifelong learner who has studied at various post-secondary institutions both full-time and part-time, resulting in an approach that encourages learning for all parties.

As the Director of the Centre for Business at George Brown College, Elizabeth empowers students and guides their focus and perspective on issues and opportunities in a manner suitable for their future business careers, creating a solid foundation they can build upon after graduating.

Academic Credentials

Doctor of Education, Developing Human Resources, University of Toronto

Master of Education, Administration – University of Toronto

Bachelor of Education,University of Toronto

Master of Science, Microbiology,University of Alberta

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry and Biology, York University

Areas of Specialization


Program Development


Human Resources

Areas of Expertise

Succession Planning

Talent Management


Training and Development

Career Highlights

2000-2003-Director, Strategic Change, Canadian Tire

1999-2000-Director, Education and Change Management, Canadian Tire

1996-1999-Manager, Education and Training, Logistics, Canadian Tire

1997-1999-Manager of Ontario Skills Development Office,Seneca College

1982-1997-Supervisor, Training and Development and Operations,Ontario Hydro

Other Activities

Member-Board of Directors, Evangel Hall Mission, 2013-Present

Member-Board of Directors, Oikocredit Canada, 2012-Present


Leadership Achievement Award, George Brown College, 2013