Rumeet is the President of Jobs in Education, an employment job board bringing together employers and job seekers within the K-12 education sector. She is completing a PhD in Higher Education at the University of Toronto alongside a collaborative doctoral program with The Munk School of Global Affairs in The Dynamics of Global Change. She has worked for Youth Net Peel promoting youth wellness for over ten years. Additionally, Rumeet is teaching a course on Leadership and introduced a new course on Social Entrepreneurship at the Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning in Toronto.
Over the past seven years, Rumeet has contributed to school building initiatives in Africa and South America. In 2010, her vision for enabling education led to the creation, development, and implementation of The Toor Centre for Teacher Education in the rural community of Nzeveni, Kenya. At the age of 25 and again at the age of 28, our President received the honour of being named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network. In 2012, she was one of five honourees at the Sikh Centennial Foundation for her work in education.
Rumeet has served on the President’s Advisory Committee at the University of Toronto and on the Academic Planning Committee at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). Additionally, at UTM, she served on the Teaching Excellence Awards Committee and Research Excellence Awards Committee. She was selected to represent Canada at the 6th Annual UNESCO International Leadership Programme: A Global Intergenerational Forum and was a facilitator for the European Regional Forum in Italy. Her passion for education doesn’t stop there. She was also the Canadian Ambassador for the 1GOAL: Education for All campaign with FIFA World Cup promoting the right of every child to have access to primary education.
In 2013, Rumeet gave a TEDx talk about The Future of Education: Who do you want to be when you grow up? The talk considers how we have always been asked what we want to be/what is it that we do and use this to define and to be defined. However, it’s when we consider who we want to be that it then becomes a matter of identity and impact.
Rumeet continues to focus on integrating her business, and doctoral studies with her passion for creating change through education. To learn more, please visit www.rumeetbillan.com