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Your Hosts

Ellen Brownstone
International Education Consultant

Ellen Brownstone, Manitoba Discovery Co-host

Ellen has worked as a Teacher and in various Academic Senior Management Roles in Manitoba Public Colleges and University for over 35 years. She spent a portion of her professional career working in the field of International Education where she recruited international students to Manitoba from countries around the globe, and forged partnerships with educational institutions in China and India. During this time she had the opportunity to visit and experience the cultures of Japan, South Korea, China, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Brazil. Ellen’s passion remains international education. Since retiring from her position at a Winnipeg Community College in 2015, she now consults for Network Canada Inc. working directly with International Students, and is Co-Founder of the Manitoba Discovery Program. Ellen holds a Master of Education and a PhD in the fields of Education, Sociology and Law.

Doug Kurtz
Public Administration Consultant

Doug Kurtz, Manitoba Discovery Co-host

Doug has over 30 years of experience at the Executive and Senior Management levels in Public Secondary and Post-Secondary Education Institutions. His expertise lies in the areas of Funding, Finance, Human Resources and Infrastructure Development. He has also provided administrative direction of academic program development which included the expansion and delivery of training to domestic and international students. Doug has represented the institutions in which he has worked at the local, national and international levels. In his work in International Education he has visited South Korea, China, India and the Philippines. Doug has served in an Independent Consulting role for the past 5 years, and is Co-Founder of the Manitoba Discovery Program. Doug holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. He is an avid sports fan and participant in hockey, football, golfing and curling.

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