Paul Magnus Receives CHEC's Christian Leadership Award in Higher Education

Winnipeg, MB - May 27, 2015 - The  CHEC Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Magnus is the second 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. Magnus received the award at the closing banquet of CHEC's National Forum at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, MB on May 27, after which he gave a stirring address entitled, "A Journey Toward Spiritual & Functional Health and Resilience within Christian Higher Education."  We wish him God's continued blessing on his KIngdom service.

Dr. Magnus has been engaged in leadership roles and leadership instruction within and beyond the Christian higher education community for over four decades. After many years spent at Briercrest College and Seminary, he served in two churches and later as the R.J. Bernardo Family Chair of Leadership at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto. He has also served the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada in various volunteer roles for over 25 years, most recently as the chairman of their board.

He continues to be passionate about leadership, communication, and executive and ministry coaching that equips, empowers, and enables the next generation's leaders for the church and the marketplace.

"Dr. Magnus was one of the leaders who played a key role in the formation of CHEC in 2005," stated Justin Cooper, CHEC Executive Director, "and we are delighted to be able to recognize his many contributions to Christian higher education in this way."

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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 and

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