Education Consultant

Mr Yves Beaudin was National Coordinator of the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC), at the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) from 2000 to 2012. Under his leadership CICIC provided information on Quality Assurance Practices for Postsecondary Institutions in Canada and developed Pan-Canadian Quality Standards in International Academic Credential Assessment.

At the CMEC he acted on an interim basis as Coordinator, Postsecondary Education and was a member of the CMEC Quality Assurance Committee which recommended to Ministers a Ministerial Statement on Quality Assurance of Degree Education in Canada. He participated in numerous national and international forums on quality assurance, mobility, innovation and the internationalisation of higher education. He acted as Canadian representative at the international United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) / Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) meetings responsible for the elaboration of the Guidelines for Quality Provision in Cross-Border Higher Education (2005). He was a member of the UNESCO committee responsible for the elaboration of the Higher Education Portal on Higher Education Institutions and of the International UNESCO/Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) committee on Diploma Mills. He also served as International Vice-President and National Coordinator of the OECD Activity on the Recognition of Non-Formal and Informal Learning.

Actively involved in the European Network of National Information Centres (ENIC) of the UNESCO/Council of Europe Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the UNESCO Europe and North America Region, Mr Beaudin acted as Vice-President and President of the ENIC Network for several years. As President of the ENIC Network he attended the meetings of the Council of Europe's Comité directeur de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche (CDESR) in 2006 and 2007. He followed closely the activities of the Bologna Process (European Higher Education Area) and participated in the 2007 Ministerial meeting of the then 46 member countries of the process in London, UK.

Throughout his career, Mr Beaudin was involved in all aspects of education as a teacher, school administrator, director general of school divisions and of a private post-secondary higher education college in the province of Québec. He is a graduate of Saint Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas and holds a Master's Degree in Education from Laval University, Québec City, Québec.