London, 15 November 2017 – Global University Systems today announced the appointment of Cyndi McLeod to the position of CEO of Global University Systems Canada in which capacity she will also serve on the Board of Directors and Governors of its Vancouver-based subsidiary University Canada West and have responsibility for the group’s expansion and wider operations in the country, which include The Language Gallery and the Toronto School of Management.

Throughout her career, Cyndi has been involved in various aspects of international education and has held senior leadership roles in the Canadian public education system. She was Associate Vice-President, International & CEO, Global Operations at Thompson Rivers University (TRU World) and prior to that was Executive Director, International.

From 2009 until 2014, Cyndi was Vice-President, Global Advancement, Marketing & Business Development at Royal Roads University and afterwards launched Globally CMc, a successful consultancy business focused on building strategic business and education partnerships. She is also the co-founder of Global Women in Education, a non-profit association dedicated to the advancement and development of women in the field of international education.

Founder and Executive Chair of the GUS Group, Aaron Etingen, said: “Cyndi is an award-winning, globally-minded executive and her decades of leadership experience have established her as an expert in strategic international partnerships and international education. With a vast network that spans over 60 countries, Cyndi has dedicated her career to building intercultural understanding through international education. I am delighted that she has accepted my invitation to lead the further expansion of the GUS portfolio in Canada.”

About Global University Systems

Global University Systems (GUS) is an international network of higher-education institutions, brought together by a shared passion for accessible, industry-relevant qualifications.

The GUS family of institutions includes Arden University in the UK, London College of Contemporary Arts, GISMA Business School in Germany, LSBF Singapore, Interactive Pro and the prestigious UK-based University of Law, recently ‘Gold’ rated by the UK’s government Teaching Excellence Framework.

About University Canada West

University Canada West is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. The university offers both online and on-campus Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication and MBA programs.

The business-oriented university has earned the Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation for meeting or exceeding provincial government-recognized standards for quality assurance and consumer protection. The university is a member of the BC Transfer System (BCCAT) with more than 1,800 course transfer agreements with BC public and private universities and colleges. UCW’s MBA and Bachelor of Commerce degree programs are ACBSP Accredited.


Bradley Fehr, Communication Director, University Canada West — 604-915-9607 Ext. 2227 — [email protected]