Author Profile

Elisabeth Rees-Johnstone | Executive Director of Continuing Education and Professional Learning at OISE, University of Toronto

Current Position and Past Experience
Elisabeth Rees-Johnstone is currently the Executive Director, Continuing and Professional Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies of Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. Previously, she has held senior administration and management roles within the post secondary education sector (Associate Dean, Continuing and Professional Studies with Sheridan College) and within financial services (Director of Global Learning Solutions at the Royal Bank of Canada).

She also serves as an advisor to The Client Counsel’s Board of Directors and has consulted extensively with business executives in both non-profit and for-profit sectors, and across multiple industries, in developing and implementing professional sales and leadership initiatives, customer experience and engagement strategies, blended and mobile sales and learning technologies, education program certification, administration and evaluation.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Rees-Johnstone received both a BA and a BEd from McGill University and a M.Ed. from the University of Toronto (OISE).

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Rees-Johnstone is committed to mentoring emerging leaders in the field of education and supports a few informal networks through speaking engagements and one:one coaching. She is an avid learner and is currently learning to code in her free time (“the resources online to self-teach coding are simply amazing”) and has recently taken a shine to where she is taking an online metalsmithing course (“it’s consuming and satisfying to transform a glob of metal into a tangible ‘something’”) .

Connect with Rees-Johnstone on LinkedIn.