Barb Swanson

Canadian University Specialist

Barb grew up in Toronto, Canada and earned an Honours BA at Western University in London and Université Laval in Quebec City. She earned her Bachelor of Education at U of Toronto and her Master’s of Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), Toronto. With over 25 years of experience as a guidance counsellor in both public and independent schools, Barb subsequently became the Director of University Admissions at Neuchatel Junior College in Switzerland. In addition, Barb worked for a not-for-profit gap year organisation which placed young people in volunteer placements in 20 different countries around the world. Barb currently has a private educational consulting business specializing in post-secondary and relocation advising in North America, UK, and Australia. She brings a wide range of experience to her role as a specialist in Canadian educational institutions. Barb spends time in the outdoors and loves to ski, canoe, kayak, hike, bike and play golf. Barb enjoys art, music and reading with her biggest addictions being photography and travel.


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