Brian Stiller Receives CHEC's Leadership Award


Toronto, ON – November 3, 2016 - The CHEC Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Dr. Stiller_Head.jpgBrian Stiller is the third recipient of the Christian Leadership Award in Higher Education. The award was established to honour and celebrate people who have provided outstanding examples of leadership.

Dr. Stiller received the award at the closing banquet of the EFC’s annual Presidents Day in Toronto, ON, after which he gave an address reflecting on his leadership journey. We wish him God's continued blessing on his Kingdom service.

Dr. Stiller has been engaged in leadership roles and leadership instruction within and beyond the Christian higher education community for over four decades. Educated at the University of Toronto (BA in History), Wycliffe College (Master of Religion), and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry, DMin), during the 1960s, Stiller served as director of Montreal Youth for Christ, Toronto YFC, and Canadian president of Youth for Christ.

From 1983 to 1997 his leadership as president of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada www.evangelicalfellowship.ca gave him national profile as a voice for people of biblical faith. Through weekly television, publishing a national magazine, authoring a number of books and public speaking, he helped move the evangelical community into the mainstream of influence and commentary.

Brian served as President of Tyndale University College & Seminary from 1995 to 2009. Under his leadership, Tyndale regained its financial footing, gained university status and purchased the new campus they proudly occupy today. Since 2011, Stiller has served as Global Ambassador for the World Evangelical Alliance, a global alliance which serves some 600 million evangelical Christians. www.worldevangelicals.org

"Dr. Stiller has played a formative role in assisting Christians in Canada to engage the public square and continues this role on a global level;" stated Justin Cooper, CHEC Executive Director, "we are delighted to be able to recognize his many leadership contributions through this award."

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CHEC (Christian Higher Education Canada, Inc) is a non-profit association of Christ-centred higher education institutions, based in Dundas, Ontario. Members include 34 fully accredited, degree-granting institutions representing a broad spectrum of undergraduate and graduate Christian higher education within Canada, and serving over 17,000 students. The mission of CHEC is to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of Christian higher education at member schools, including, fostering institutional cooperation, and to raise public awareness of the value of Christian Higher Education in Canada. Christian Higher Education Canada, Inc. qualifies for tax-exempt status as a registered charity under paragraph 149(1)(f) of the Income Tax Act. View our current websites and initiatives at www.checanada.ca and www.checusout.ca.

For more information or an interview contact: Justin D. Cooper, Executive Director Christian Higher Education Canada  jcooper@checanada.ca