Director, M.M. Advisory Services
Maria Mathai has over 19 years of experience in the Indian education sector, with over 9 years as a specialist in International Education.
Prior to founding M.M Advisory Services in 2010, Maria was Director of the Canadian Education Centre in India, a Government of Canada supported organization to promote Canada as an education destination.
has been responsible for design and implementation of several pioneering initiatives in the international education relations between Canada and India.
At CEC India, Maria
produced the first detailed report on the Indian international education market for British Columbia's Ministry of Advanced Education and Labor Market Development.
works with provincial governments, universities and colleges in Canada to help them establish and deepen their engagement in the Indian market.
She is also Advisor to the President, University of Alberta for the Indian market.
publishes a newsletter, The Inside India Report, that tracks key trends and developments in the international education sector in India.
TV work includes Maria
, about union organizing in the textile industry.
has written biography and history, as well as three novels, one of which, A Man of Little Faith, won the Books in Canada best first novel prize.
He received the Toronto Arts Award in writing and publishing in 1991 and the National Newspaper Award for best columnist in 1993 . He held the Maclean Hunter chair in ethics in communication at Ryerson University from 1993 to 1995 and has taught in the Canadian Studies program of University College, the University of Toronto, since 1978 . He has written columns for Canadian Business, Toronto Life, TV Times, and This Magazine.
He was Globe and Mail media columnist from 1991 to 1999 and op-ed columnist till 2010.
has written a weekly oped column for the Toronto Star since early 2011.