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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        March 23, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015: On behalf of the CeLEA board of directors and its membership, it is with deep sadness that we mourn the sudden passing of our friend and colleague, Barry Nicolle.

Barry was the founding co-chair of CeLEA (Canadian eLearning Enterprise Alliance), who shared a vision to lead Canada into a 21st century eLearning powerhouse. “Barry was much more than a colleague; he was a friend, a confident and a partner in crime. It was with him that over 12 years ago, we planned to create a Canada-wide association for eLearning producers that became CeLEA. Though good times, rough times and even through health issues, Barry remained dedicated through the cause online learning in Canada,” says Dr. Claude Martel, founding CeLEA Co-chairman and professor at Concordia University.

As an independent consultant with more than 25 years experience, Barry provided professional services in the field of human resource development, with a focus on workforce development and on the development and marketing of technology-based training products and services for work place learning. Most recently, Barry was the head of marketing and business development at Pixelyard Productions.

I had the good fortune of collaborating with Barry for the past decade through CeLEA. He was a mentor and friend, who leaves an indelible mark on the eLearning industry in Canada and beyond,” says Robert Martellacci, CeLEA Co-Chairman.

Barry’s academic credentials were impressive. He was a graduate of the Ivey School of Business with an MBA in Marketing and held a BSc in Biochemistry at Dalhousie University.   

Click hear to see Barry Nicolle Obituary

About  CeLEA

CeLEA is a not-for-profit organization, incorporated under the laws of Canada. The organization is governed by a nine member Board of Directors, drawn from the full spectrum of companies that make up the elearning industry in Canada.

For further information,
Contact: Robert Martellacci,
Co-Chairman, CeLEA

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