About Founder and Principal

Dr. Monjur Chowdhury

Dr. Monjur Chowdhury

Dr. Monjur Chowdhury is an educationist, an Ontario Certified teacher, an Electrical Power System Engineer, and a socio-economic Researcher. He is a strategic developer with a passion for implementing a quality educational model that would serve underprivileged school-aged children all over the world. He has more than 20 years of experience in managing cross-functional and cross-cultural teams. He has been successful in building strategic partnerships and global networks for the internationalization of quality education and research in technology. He is the principal architect and founding director of AlivEducation & Consulting Co-operative- a new way to learn and teach. He also teaches elementary to high schools with the Ottawa Catholic School Board in Ottawa, Canada.

He did his Major in the field of electrical engineering. He obtained his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering, specializing in electrical power systems with a special emphasis in Renewable Energy, from Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Russia. He also obtained his Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) from Queen’s University in Canada and a Teaching certificate from Ontario College of Teachers.

He worked as a Research Fellow at the School of Information Technology & Engineering of the University of Ottawa. He was a member of the team under the supervision of internationally renowned Control Engineering specialist Prof. N.U. Ahmed. His contribution to this effort is the development of mathematical models related to optimal control of energy resources. His recent publication under the name “Optimum Policy for Integration of Renewable Energy Sources into the Electrical Power Generation Systems” has been published in the Journal of Energy Economics. His personal goal is to implement the model for socio-economic advancement leading to universal benefit.

In October 2010, Dr.  Chowdhury was appointed as the Principal of Mornington College of Business (MCB) an affiliated post-secondary career college in Bangladesh- based in London, England.

In his academic and professional background, Monjur has contributed to the start-up of the following:

  • Co-founder of Ottawa Learning Centre

  • Sole Proprietor of the Pro-Active Education Program

  • Founding Principal & Managing Director of AlivEducation & Consulting Co-operative

  • Executive Director of Pro-active Education for All Children Enrichment (P.E.A.C.)

  • Former Chair of Ontario Committee of Immigrant and Refugee Co-op/CED Action Network (ICAN)

  • Founding Member and CEO of the Canadian Centre for Global Professionals in Ottawa, Canada

  • Ex-member of the Advisory Board of the Diversity & Equity Committee in the City of Ottawa


He has extensive experience in delivering speeches and presentations for diverse audiences. Writing academic papers and articles for international journals and conferences is one of his strengths. Experience from living and working in different countries allows him to enjoy dedicating his time to multi-cultural & multi-linguistic environments. He is capable of both oral & written communication in English, Bengali, Russian, and French.