Calum MacKechnie, MEd

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Director of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Academically, Calum MacKechnie’s areas of expertise are applied linguistics and higher education leadership. His work at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)  involves coordinating academic programs for older adults. OLLI arranges various lecture series throughout the year, liaising with faculty from Marin County and the entire Bay Area. The courses are in various academic disciplines, including history, literature, art history, film studies, current events, and science. Apart from coordinating programs, Calum plays an active role in budgeting, marketing, and strategic planning for the Institute. His past experience has been focused on directing international student programs at various universities, including UC Davis, York University in Toronto, the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and the University of Waikato in New Zealand.  


University of Newcastle, England, completed courses towards a doctoral degree in education

University of Washington, MEd, Educational Leadership 

University of Stirling, Scotland, Honors BA, Economics

Napier University, Edinburg, Diploma in European Marketing and Languages,

University of Cambridge, Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults 

Honors and Awards

  • Elected President of Languages Canada, the leading association representing over 200 language programs across Canada, and served in that role for four years.


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