Fiona Deller

Senior Executive Director, Research & Policy​
Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO)

Fiona Deller works with an amazing HEQCO team along with sector partners, to guide HEQCO’s research and policy agendas. Prior to coming to HEQCO, Ms. Deller worked as the postsecondary education coordinator at the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) where she focused on federal/provincial/territorial relations in postsecondary, quality assurance, government funding of PSE, student financial assistance and credit transfer, among others. She has also worked for both the provincial and the federal governments in PSE-related positions, in particular in student assistance and quality assurance. Previously, she held advocacy positions with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations. She is a doctoral candidate at OISE/University of Toronto in the field of theory and policy of higher education and teaches program evaluation at Ryerson in the Politics and Public Administration department.