2021 Festival of Teaching and Learning Keynote

25 April 2021


CTL invites you to join Alex Usher, Founding President of Higher Education Strategy Associates as the Keynote at the 2021 virtual Festival of Teaching and Learning.

On June 9th from 1:00 to 1:45 pm Alex will speak to the Festival theme, Teaching through Transition and answer questions from participants. 

Alex Usher is Founding President of Higher Education Strategy Associates. Mr. Usher has managed and coordinated national research programs at EPI (Canada), where he was the Director of the Canadian Office (2004-09), and at the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation, where he served as Director of Research and Program Development (2000-03). Mr. Usher earned a bachelor’s degree in history from McGill University and a master’s degree in political science from Carleton University. In total, he has over fifteen years of experience as a researcher and report writer.

Throughout his career, Mr. Usher’s involvements have focused on the context and policy environment of post-secondary education. He was the first national Director of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, served as a researcher and lobbyist for the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, worked as a consultant for the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, and was instrumental in the complex intergovernmental negotiations at the birth of the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation. He is also the author or co-author of dozens of articles and monographs. In the past two years, Mr. Usher has been consulted with and worked on higher education projects in Romania, Britain, Germany, and Russia.

Learn more about the 2021 Festival of Teaching and Learning.