Don Black is Director, Community Programs at UBC Continuing Studies. He is currently seconded on a half-time basis to the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), where he is Director, Education Programs. He was the Executive Director of the Laurier Institution from 2003 to 2005. Prior to the Laurier, he was Executive Director, Marketing and Communications at the Open Learning Agency which included the BC Open University (now part of Thompson Rivers University) and Knowledge Network, BC’s educational broadcaster.
Don has been involved in immigration and multiculturalism issues since 1995, when he worked with a number of organizations to research and help develop a service to evaluate foreign credentials in British Columbia. The International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES) continues to be offered as a service of BCIT.