Maclean’s: Education without borders: Muraly Srinarayanathas has an inclusive vision for Canada’s newcomers
Muraly Srinarayanathas is a zealous advocate for Canada’s promise as a global leader buoyed by the world’s most diverse and talented cultural mosaic. But he is equally passionate in his criticism of Canada’s missed opportunity to adequately support and effectively draw upon the skills and experience of a rapidly growing population of newcomers.
As a serial entrepreneur, global marketing strategist and the co-founder of of 369 Global–an international group of companies in the education, finance, creative, entertainment, and venture capital sectors-Srinarayanathas has gained a borderless perspective on education in Canada.
Since immigrating to Winnipeg from the U.K. with his family in the 1980s to working in different industries throughout South Asia in the 2000s, he has also had a front row seat to the newcomer experience from a young age.
Srinarayanathas’ mother, who despite working as a trained nurse in the U.K. struggled to find comparable nursing positions due to what employers deemed a “lack of Canadian experience,” instead enrolled in a career college to earn her early childhood educator (ECE) certification. She would go on to receive a Bachelor of Science at the University of Manitoba, where Srinarayanathas himself attended as an undergrad.