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Bryan R. Ide - Key Education. Vancouver, BC, CA

Bryan R. Ide Bryan R. Ide

Co Founder & Education Director | Key Education

Vancouver, BC, CANADA

Bryan transforms the KEY vision into student success.





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Bryan transforms the KEY vision into student success.

He believes in the transformational power of education and is passionate about helping students and families make the right educational choices. Bryan’s unique background in attending and working for some of these institutions has instilled in him a distinct insider’s perspective. His wealth of experience and relentless approach have helped many students achieve success in gaining acceptance to their desired schools. As a thought leader, he writes and speaks on a variety of educational topics including admissions and education trends, private school and selective university admissions, parenting, and the right preparation.

He has spent most of his professional life in education, having worked in institutional advancement for St. George’s School, Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, and served as past chair of the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network Committee for British Columbia. Bryan is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and subscribes to the Statement of Principles of Good Practice, and he is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) and subscribes to HECA standards of good practice. Also, Bryan is nearing completion of his Associate Certified Academic Life Coach certification.

He has been featured on CBC Radio and Fairchild TV and in the Vancouver Sun, Our Kids Media, North Shore News, Sing Tao, 24 Hours, West Canada Weekly, Global Chinese Press, New Leaf Weekly, World Journal, Lahoo, and Westca.

Areas of Expertise (7)

Extracurricular Planning

Higher Education Admissions

Education Trends


Private School and Selective University Admissions

Education Preparation

Academic Planning

Education (3)

Columbia University: M.A., Political Science and Government 2004

Cornell University: B.A., Political Science and Government 2003

McGill University: Undergraduate Studies, Political Science 2000

Affiliations (2)

  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) : Member
  • Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) : Member

Media Appearances (1)

Trade Talk: Key Admissions opens doors to many educational opportunities

Vancouver Sun  


Ben Batt, Bryan Ide and Ted Sixt ordered miso soup, special sushi and anago battera (barbecued eel and asparagus on rice), $25, at Hide Ikeda’s Ajisai. The 42nd-at-East Boulevard sushi bar is handy to St George’s School from which they graduated and to which they direct new students. And not only to that 84-year-old private academy. With partners Ali Nathoo and Bernard Batt and the dozen employees of their Key Admissions firm, they target many schools and universities where hopeful students find enrolment difficult...

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