Elizabeth Speers, EdD, MEd.,BEd, MSc, BSc.


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 TorontoMaster of Education, Administration – University of TorontoBachelor of Education,University of TorontoMaster of Science, Microbiology,University of AlbertaBachelor of Science, Chemistry and Biology, York University

Areas Of Specialization

Academics, Program Development, Management, Human Resources

Areas Of Expertise

Succession Planning, Talent Management, Leadership, Training and Development


Career Highlights

2000-2003-Director, Strategic Change, Canadian Tire1999-2000-Director, Education and Change Management, Canadian Tire1996-1999-Manager, Education and Training, Logistics, Canadian Tire1997-1999-Manager of Ontario Skills Development Office,Seneca College1982-1997-Supervisor, Training and Development and Operations,Ontario Hydro

Other Activities

Member-Board of Directors, Evangel Hall Mission, 2013-PresentMember-Board of Directors, Oikocredit Canada, 2012-Present


Leadership Achievement Award, George Brown College, 2013


Strategic Planning for Human Resources, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, First Edition, 2010A Systematic Process for Managing Change, ISPI Proceedings, 2000Managing the Consulting Process, National Society for Performance and Instruction, March 1995