Paul Brown has worked in Ottawa his whole life. He has Bachelor degrees from Simon Fraser University and the University of Ottawa. He has worked for the Ottawa Catholic School Board for 27 years. The first part of Paul's career was spent working with students who have varying learning disabilities. In the last 17 years Paul has been entrusted to guide thousands of students with course selections, post-secondary options, personal issues and mapping out possible career goals. He works with College Preparation International helping student athletes with SAT preparation in their pursuit of post-secondary options in the United States. Paul’s total adherence to student-centred approach allows him to be very sensitive and responsive to individuals and to situations. Respect for self and for others is the cornerstone of his personal and professional philosophies. Paul is an excellent advocate for his students. His personal, people, and professional skills are exemplary. Paul is a most respected member of his community and is anxious to serve those entrusted in his care.
Patrick Mulvihill began his teaching career in the Toronto area. He has Bachelor degrees from the University of Waterloo, Queen’s University and a Master’s degree from the University of Toronto. Approximately twenty years ago he and his family moved closer to Ottawa, Ontario and Pat continued with his teaching then became vice principal and principal. Pat had the opportunity to serve as Principal of International Education for a publicly funded Ontario school board. In this role Pat established partnerships with various agents and school administrators in Asia, Europe and South America. Pat’s own family has served as a homestay family and his children have studied offshore and taught in international schools. Pat has served as a part time professor at an Ontario community college. With his keen interest and vast experiences in international education Pat is ready to serve students, parents, agents and other partners in our global community.
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GETTING TO KNOW OTTAWA
Canada International Student Placement Inc. (CISPI) was started by two men with over 60 years of combined experience in public education. In 2014 Paul Brown and Patrick Mulvihill met and shared their views of international education. A professional relationship was developed and visions, skills, resources, contacts, and backgrounds were shared. In early 2015 Canada International Student Placement Inc. was ready to welcome students to Canada.
GETTING TO KNOW THE DIRECTORS
Ottawa is the 4th largest city in Canada and the country’s capital with a population of approximately one million made up of many cultures and ethnicities. Ottawa boasts the highest per capita concentration of engineers, scientists and residents with PhDs in Canada.
Over fifty percent of the residents have graduated from college and/or university. Ottawa is home to Algonquin College, Carleton University and the University of Ottawa which is the largest English-French bilingual university in the world.
Since 1826 Ottawa has been the political and technological centre of Canada. The Rideau Canal, running through Ottawa, is not only the world’s longest skating rink in the winter but the canal is the oldest continuously operated canal system in North America. Ottawa is proud of its cultural institutions, festivals and many opportunities for its residents. .
Education is a provincial responsibility under the Canadian constitution, which means there are significant differences between the education systems of the different provinces. However, education is important to Canadians, and standards across the country are uniformly high. Canada’s education providers set very ambitious standards for all students and all teachers. CISPI can assist in matching the students’ needs with the most appropriate Canadian educational program.
OUR LEGAL COUNSEL: GEORGE BROWN LAW
Mission: Canada International Student Placement Inc. (CISPI) is built on the pillars of developing friendship, scholarship and leadership through a strong partnership with students, parents, agencies and educational institutions.
Location: Various cities in Canada.
George Brown is a lawyer and social entrepreneur. He is Principal of George Brown Law. Prior to this, he spent nine years as President of the Ottawa Community Loan Fund. (OCLF) as well as nine years as a City and Regional Councillor in Ottawa. As a Councillor, he served as Chair of the City’s Economic Affairs Committee and the Region’s Environmental Services Committee.
As Chair of Economic Affairs, he played a significant role in initiating and developing the Ottawa Entrepreneurship Centre, as well as promoting community economic development throughout the City of Ottawa, including the establishment of the OCLF. He has a Master’s of Science Degree in Community Economic Development from New Hampshire College’s Graduate School of Business (now Southern New Hampshire University) and an LL.B. degree from the University of Ottawa Law School. He was called to the Bar in Ontario in September, 2003.
George is a Senior Research Fellow with the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation as well as a Part-Time Professor at the University of Ottawa Law School. He is a member of United Way/Centraide Ottawa’s Community Investment Committee.
Principal at www.GeorgeBrownLaw.com practicing in the fields of immigration law, community development law, community economic development, impact investment and social/community infrastructure development
Past President of an award winning impact investment fund
Developed a special loan product for immigrants to Ottawa to assist them in obtaining their Canadian accreditation
Recognized expert in field of impact investment and social innovation, including micro finance, community bonds, mission investing and social impact bonds
Extensive government, private sector, and non-profit management experience, including 9 years as a City & Regional Councillor in Ottawa
Served as Chair, City of Ottawa’s Economic Affairs Committee setting policy direction for the Department of Economic Development and Chair of the Region of Ottawa Carleton’s Environmental Services Committee
Professor of Community Development & Social Innovation law, University of Ottawa Law School
Senior Research Fellow, Carleton Centre for Community Innovation