Margie completed a master’s in social service at Bryn Mawr School of Social Work and Social Research in Pennsylvania. She is a South African qualified counseling psychologist. Margie’s career spans more than twenty years in the fields of education and counseling at the university and college level, both in Johannesburg and Toronto. A highlight of her career was being part of the end of apartheid and helping black students integrate into university life. Since 2006, Margie has coordinated the SMILE (Student Mentoring in Life and Education) program, a major contributor to student retention at Seneca and considered one of the leading postsecondary mentoring programs in Canada. Margie has been working on developing different models of mentoring to meet the needs of different program areas. Over the past year Margie has developed a first of its kind pre-arrival mentoring program for international students. Margie also teaches psychology and conducts workshops in emotional intelligence for student leaders.