Global Scholars Canada – Press Release

Dr. Peter Schuurman - next Executive Director of GSC

The Board of Global Scholars Canada (GSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Peter Schuurman as the next Executive Director of GSC, effective July 1, 2018. He will succeed Dr. Hubert Krygsman, who has provided leadership for GSC over the past year. 

Dr. Schuurman served previously as a campus pastor at Brock University and as the bi-national head of campus ministry for the Christian Reformed Church in North America. He is an adjunct professor at Redeemer University College and an instructor in the D.Min. program at Tyndale Seminary and a contributing editor for Christian Courier. He will build on the work of Dr. Krygsman, who furthered a strategic planning process to take GSC to a new level of global outreach. 

“We have benefited from the skills and vision that Hubert brought to GSC,” stated board chair, Justin Cooper, “and we now look forward to working with Peter in moving GSC to new areas of service.” Dr. Krygsman will be thanked, and Dr. Schuurman welcomed, at a special celebration and GSC corporation meeting in early November. Details about the event will follow. 

In 2015 Global Scholars Canada celebrated 20 years as the Canadian affiliate of Global Scholars based in Kansas City, KS ( GSC has worked closely with Global Scholars since 1995 to develop and maintain a community of Christian professors who serve with excellence in public universities outside of North America. The members of this community teach their disciplines in the context of a Christian worldview and values. In doing so, these professors are salt and light (Matthew 5:13-14) for future leaders in nations where there is often little if any witness to the gospel. GSC professors are God’s ambassadors “seeking the peace (shalom) of the city,” (Jeremiah 29:7) through their presence in the classrooms of these distant lands.  


For more information, see our website: or contact Dr. Justin Cooper, Board Chair, Global Scholars Canada, 905 627 4540

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