Sam Andrey leads policy and research initiatives and partnerships at the Ryerson Leadership Lab, working to build new leadership at all ages and stages to help our institutions rebuild trust and make progress on some of our most pressing challenges. Sam was formerly the Chief of Staff and Director of Policy to Ontario’s Minister of Education, where he championed student achievement, equity and well-being in Ontario’s public education and child care systems from 2014 to 2018. He previously worked as the Manager of the Ontario Student Assistance Program in Ontario’s public service, and in not-for-profit organizations advancing equitable access to post-secondary education and student financial assistance reform. Sam is a graduate from the University of Waterloo and is an instructor at George Brown College teaching advocacy and government relations.
- Director of Policy & Research, Ryerson Leadership Lab