Ann Buller - GLOW ED Award Winner 2021

Ann Buller, President Emeritus of Centennial College, is widely recognized for her ground-breaking work in global citizenship education, building a truly internationalized college.

She is a visionary leader who embedded the principles of equity and social justice into Centennial’s programs and operations and spearheaded numerous mentoring and outreach initiatives to help underrepresented individuals succeed in postsecondary education.

Under Ann’s leadership, Centennial offers students an education embedded with the values of diversity, equity, and social justice issues that affect our world. She recognized that the domestic student population of Centennial were new and first-generation immigrants from 99 countries and found ways to embrace their multicultural backgrounds to help internationalize a broad range of the college’s activities.

In addition to chairing the board of the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) and Colleges and Institutes Canada, President Buller has earned several prestigious awards recognizing her excellence as a leader and mentor, most recently the 2016 World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics Leadership Award, the Top 100 Most Powerful Women Award (2016, 2010), the 2015 Canadian Bureau for International Education’s President’s Award for Distinguished Leadership in International Education, and The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Thank you Ann!