Greg Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Education at York University. He works on an ongoing basis with the Institute for Catholic Education to promote the Catholic Graduate Expectations. A former educator and school administrator, Greg served with the Toronto Catholic District School Board’s Student Leadership and Staff Development team. Greg has a long-standing passion for global development, as he started his teaching career in Zambia and completed his Masters in Education thesis in “Service-learning in a Cross-Cultural Context”.
Greg is a celebrated educator and youth empowerment expert. He began his teaching career at St. Clements School in Zambia, Africa. Upon returning to Canada in 1977 he taught Geography at Chinguacousy High School. He then became the Head of Social Sciences at Brebeuf College School from 1981 to 1989 and then acting Vice-Principal at Brebeuf from 1989 to 1994. In 1994 he was seconded to the Toronto Catholic District School Board to work on curriculum development and youth empowerment programs for its students.
He currently teaches at York University. He serves as the founder and Program Administrator for Adventure Learning Experiences, an educational program that incorporates both service-learning and adventure into its mandate. Greg’s commitment to young people and learning is only matched to his incredible passion to support young people outdoors, he is the Associate Camp Director at Olympic Sports Camp.
Passion and commitment to social justice is what motivates Greg; he has been an advocate for leadership and social justice throughout his career, organizing both retreats at home and teaching opportunities for students in the developing world. He is very involved in the development of youth leadership programs. He has extensive travel experience, having led many leadership programs to India and Africa and athletic programs to Australia and Great Britain. He completed his Masters of Education degree where his area of research and thesis topic was Service Learning in a Cross-Cultural Context.