An Education Degree: The Road Less Travelled [Montreal]


An Education Degree: The Road Less Travelled

How three alumni used the foundation of their B.Ed. to create something amazing!

Do you ever stop to wonder where the starting point was for highly successful people? What were the stepping stones along their journey? Professor Dilson Rassier, Dean of McGill's Faculty of Education, invites you to hear the unique stories behind the success of Faculty of Education graduates. 


  • Philip Cutler B.Ed. 2013, GradeSlam Founder & CEO
  • Stephanie Garrow B.A. 1993, Ph.D. 2005, Garrow & Evoy Co-founder & Principal
  • Enrico Quilico M.A. 2015, Physical Education Teacher, Brain Injury Prevention Advocate


  • Terry DiMonte CHOM

6-8pm | Jack Cram Auditorium, EDUC #129 | Education building, 3700 McTavish St., Montreal

*refreshments will be served. RSVP required, deadline March 13. 


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Philip Cutler, BEd’13 (Kindergarten & Elementary Education) – GradeSlam, Founder & CEO        

Philip Cutler is the Founder & CEO of GradeSlam, the transformative education technology service that is powering personalized learning in schools. Cutler graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor’s of Education. While at McGill, his experience in education prompted him to create Laurus Educational Services, as well as Laurus Summer Camp, both of which emphasize the importance of educational development alongside social development for children of all ages. Today, Philip continues to be involved with education


Stephanie Garrow, BA’93, PhD’05 (Educational Administration) – Garrow & Evoy, Co-Founder & Principal

Dr. Garrow is a social entrepreneur and the Co-Founder and Principal at Garrow & Evoy, a consulting practice that works with public and private funders, non-profit institutions and government agencies to help them gain strategic clarity, understand their social impact, and make real progress on the problems that matter. With a PhD in Integrated Studies in Education from McGill University and an MEd from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Stephanie is sought after for her ability to develop practical tools for social innovation by helping senior leaders and teams develop clear strategies, research and evaluate the social outcomes of their work and reimagine philanthropy to meet the complexity of today’s most pressing social challenges.

Stephanie began her career in the NGO sector managing programs in the areas of gender and development, girls’ education and youth engagement in Ethiopia, India and Uganda. She then became an evaluation and gender specialist with Universalia Management Group where she conducted performance reviews for organizations such as CIDA, HRDC, DFAIT, and the Aga Khan Foundation. 

She is currently working alongside some of the leading philanthropic organizations in Quebec and Canada including The J W McConnell Family Foundation, The Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation, Centraide du Grand Montreal and the Y des Femmes de Montréal. 


Enrico Quilico, MA’15 (Kinesiology & Physical Education) – Physical Education Educator

Enrico has a bachelor of education from Concordia University and is a certified teacher in Quebec. He completed a master of arts in adapted physical activity at McGill University, Kinesiology and Physical Education where he led a qualitative study about post-rehabilitation exercise after severe traumatic brain injury in Montreal. Enrico has been an advocate for brain injury prevention as a motivational speaker for the Think First Quebec organization since 2007 as well as a keynote speaker, organizing committee member and campaign director for Brain Injury Canada since 2014. He has been affiliated with the YMCAs of Quebec since 2008 and is currently the project manager of a community-based exercise initiative that provides 12 community-dwelling adults with brain injuries access to a structured exercise program twice a week. Enrico has taught English and Physical Education in primary, secondary, adult education and cégep. He is currently teaching at College Sainte-Anne in Lachine.


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