Dr. Avis Glaze

Doctor of Education

(honoris causa) DEd

Dr. Avis Glaze received the honorary degree, Doctor of Education on Thursday, June 7, 2007, and delivered the convocation address to the graduates of Nipissing’s Faculty of Education, Primary/Junior division.

Dr. Glaze is Ontario’s first chief student achievement officer and CEO of the Ministry of Education’s new Secretariat for Literacy and Numeracy. A highly respected educator, she has taught at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels. She has served as an education officer with the Ministry of Education and was research coordinator with the Ontario Women’s Directorate of the Ministry of Labour. As well, Dr. Glaze served as commissioner on the Ontario Royal Commission on Learning in 1994 and was selected by the federal government to assist with educational reform in South Africa. Dr. Glaze has received many prestigious awards during her career, including Educator of the Year, the African Canadian Achievement Award, 2001 YWCA Women of Distinction Award and the Order of Ontario.