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Staff & Faculty

Academic Advising


Linda Bao

Director of Chinese Relations, Academic Advisor, Instructor

BA (Guangzhou University of Foreign Languages), MA (British Columbia)

Mail 1 (778) 895 5323

Eve Eckford

Academic Advisor, Instructor, Homestay Coordinator

BA (Simon Fraser)

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Richa Gautam

Academic Advisor

Joie Marin

Head Academic Advisor

BA (Simon Fraser)

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Michael Williams

Academic Advisor, Admissions

BEd (Simon Fraser), BA (Boise State), MA (Athabasca), TESOL

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International Student Advising


Diana Battocchio

Head of International Business Development & Marketing, RISIA

BA (Simon Fraser), PDP Teacher Cert (Simon Fraser), TESL Linguistics Cert (Simon Fraser), RISIA

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Senior Administration


Will Eckford

Vice President

Chris Rands

Principal

Kaylene Donaldson

Chief Financial Officer

Office of the Registrar


Jocelyn Hebeler

Registrar, Office Manager

Helen Liu

Admissions, Administrative Assistant

Elaine Nitschke

Admissions, Administrative Assistant

Jennie Park

Admissions, Administrative Assistant

Carina Raj

Admissions, Administrative Assistant

Sarah Tortora

Admissions, Administrative Assistant

Diane Wu

Admissions, Administrative Assistant

Serena Zeng

Admissions, Assistant Office Manager, on leave through Spring 2023

Accounting


Seline Chao

Student Accounts Assistant

Marie Chen

Student Accounts Assistant

Alyshia Yee

Student Accounts Assistant

Homestay


Penelope Cruz

Administrative Assistant, Homestay Coordinator

Eve Eckford

Academic Advisor, Instructor, Homestay Coordinator

BA (Simon Fraser)

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Marketing


Diana Battocchio

Head of International Business Development & Marketing, RISIA

BA (Simon Fraser), PDP Teacher Cert (Simon Fraser), TESL Linguistics Cert (Simon Fraser), RISIA

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Sandy Chow

Marketing Lead, Digital Designer - on leave through Fall 2023

Penelope Cruz

Administrative Assistant, Homestay Coordinator

Polly Dang

Social Media Specialist

IT Department


Kirsten Hong Tai

IT Support

David Lee

Application Tester, Junior System Administrator

Library


Billy Augustine

Librarian

Elin Chung

Library Assistant

Arts - English


Dylan Godwin

Instructor

BA (UBC), MA (University of California) PhD (SUNY Stony Brook)

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Sook Kong

Instructor

BA Hons, BA (Singapore), MA (UBC)

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Janet Jones

Instructor

A.O.C.A. (Ontario College of Art), BA (UBC), MFA (USASK)

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Michael Loncaric

Instuctor

MA, BA (Simon Fraser)

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Bruce Lord

English Dept. Head, Instructor

BA Hons (Simon Fraser); MA (Trent)

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Bruce MacDonald

Instructor

BA (UVIC) MA (UBC)

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Bea Oertel

Instructor

B.Ed (Simon Fraser University), MA (Germany), TEFL Certificate

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Suzy Phillips

Instructor

MA (Edinburgh) TEFL (Edinburgh)

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Daniel Renton

Instructor

MA (UNB), BA (VIU), BA (StFX)

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Joseph Thomas

Instructor

MA (University of Toronto) BA (Concordia University) TESL (Victoria)

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Julia Vergara

Instructor

BA (KPU), MA (UBC)

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Arts - Economics


Holy Aminadoki

Instructor

MA (Simon Fraser University) BA (University of Manitoba)

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Eduardo Azmitia

Instructor

BA (Simon Fraser), MA (UBC)

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Edward Choi

Instructor

BA (Simon Fraser), BSc (UBC), MA (Waterloo)

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Mohammad Fakhrabadi

Instructor

MA (Simon Fraser)

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Lyle Green

Instructor

BA (University of Toledo), MBA (University of Toledo), (UBC)

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Firoozeh Kolahi

Instructor

MBA (Simon Fraser)

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Kojo Budu Laryea

Instructor

MA (Simon Fraser), MPhil (Ghana), BA (Ghana)

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Randy Liu

Instructor

MSc (University of British Columbia)

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Sonya Plater

Economics Dept. Head, Instructor

BA Hons, MA (Simon Fraser)

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William Shen

Instructor

BSc (TRU), MSc (SFU)

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Sam Viavant

Instructor

MA (UBC) BA (Montana)

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Rui (Melissa) Wan

Instructor

BA (Xi'an Jiaotong University), MA (National University of Singapore), Ph.D (University of Calgary)

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Arts, Humanities - General


Christine Baker

Instructor

PhD (University of Texas), MA (University of Texas), BA (Pennsylvania State University)

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Linda Bao

Director of Chinese Relations, Academic Advisor, Instructor

BA (Guangzhou University of Foreign Languages), MA (British Columbia)

Mail 1 (778) 895 5323

Patrick Best

Humanities Dept. Head (UT), Instructor

BA (Simon Fraser), MA (Athabasca), TESL

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Sonia Chhabra

Instructor

BSc (Simon Fraser), MA (School of Oriental and African Studies, London), Teacher Certificate Program (Simon Fraser), TESL Certificate

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Juan Cortes

Instructor

BA (Universidad Externado de Colombia), M.Ed (Simon Fraser University), CELTA (University of Cambridge), Certificate Program in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language – Online, UEC

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Eve Eckford

Academic Advisor, Instructor, Homestay Coordinator

BA (Simon Fraser)

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Ian Heckman

Instructor

PhD (UBC), MA (SUNY, The College of Brockport), BS (SUNY, The College of Brockport)

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Janet Jones

Instructor

A.O.C.A. (Ontario College of Art), BA (UBC), MFA (USASK)

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Grace Kim

Instructor

BEd (SFU), PDP Cert (SFU), BA (SFU) MEd (UBC)

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Rebecca Lee

Instructor

BA, TESL Qualification, Teacher Certificate Program (British Columbia)

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Jesse Macpherson

Instructor

MPhil (University of Queensland) Certificate (University College of the Fraser Valley), BA (UBC)

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Firoz Mahmud

Instructor

BA (Hons) and MA (Bangladesh, MA (SFU)

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Jeremy Matthew

Instructor

PhD (King's College London), MA (University of Auckland), BA (University of Auckland)

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Daniel Maya

Instructor

BATI (University of Antioquia), MA (University of Poitier), Certified Teacher (Quebec Ministry of Education)

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Eliza McClenagan

Instructor

PhD (York University), MA (UVIC), BA (UNBC)

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Sean McGarragle

Instructor

MA (SFU), BA (SFU)

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Shiva Montazeri

Instructor

MA (Brock University), MA (Shahid Beheshti University), BA (Yazd University)

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Brandon Narayan

Instructor

BA (SFU), MA (U of O), LLM (UU)

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Maria Petrucci

Instructor

Ph.D (UBC) MA (UBC) BA (UBC)

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Jairo Salazar

Instructor

GAC (University of North Texas), MA (University of North Texas), BA (Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano)

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Arts, Social Sciences - General


Tracy Adole

Instructor

BSc (University of Benin), MSc (University of East Anglia), PhD (University of Southampton)

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Catherine Carnrite

Instructor

MA (Simon Fraser), BA (University of Calgary), TEFL Certficate

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Mark Cernigoj

Instructor

BA (Hons), MA (British Columbia), TESL

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Kathy Fitzpatrick

Instructor

MA (Simon Fraser University)

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Jeffrey Jones

Instructor

MA (University of Birmingham), BA (University of Lethbridge)

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Ravreet Kaur

Instructor

BA (Hong Kong), MA (Hong Kong)

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Anna Maslouskaya

Instructor

BA (Minsk State Linguistic University), BA (Simon Fraser), MA (Simon Fraser), TESOL (VCC)

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Audrey McDougall

Social Sciences Dept. Head (UT), Instructor

BA (Simon Fraser), B.Ed (Simon Fraser), MA (Athabasca), TESL

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Suzy Phillips

Instructor

MA (Edinburgh) TEFL (Edinburgh)

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Wayne Podrouzek

Instructor

BCS, Bsc Hons (Mt. St. Vincent's), MA, PhD (Simon Fraser)

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Wolf Read

Instructor

BSc (Oregon State University), PhD (UBC)

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Anannya Shamsuddin

Instructor

MA (University of Amsterdam), MSS (Jahangirnagar University), BSS (Jahangirnagar)

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Franco Acosta Teleg

Instructor

BA (Phillippines), MA (Japan)

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Business - General


Jerry Ang

Instructor

Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Ngee Ann Technical College), BSc (Brandon University), MBA (University of Saskatchewan)

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Eduardo Azmitia

Instructor

BA (Simon Fraser), MA (UBC)

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Mohammad Fakhrabadi

Instructor

MA (Simon Fraser)

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Amanda Koning

Instructor

CPA, CGA, BComm (BC)

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Chuck Konrad

Department Head, Instructor

BComm (UBC), CPA, CA

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Misha Lidder

Instructor

Diploma (John Casablancas Institute), Certificate (UBC), BA (SFU)

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Sonya Plater

Economics Dept. Head, Instructor

BA Hons, MA (Simon Fraser)

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Randy Stewart

Instructor

BA (Simon Fraser), Teaching Certificate (Independent Schools Branch)

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Education - General


Bibiana Chai

Instructor

BA (Singapore), TESL, Teacher Certificate Program (Auckland), Diploma in Education

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Alex Ferguson

Instructor

BEd Hons (Manchester), CELTA (Cambridge), TESL Canada Certificate

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Brittany Hopkin

Instructor

BA (MRU), TEFL

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Irene Iwasaki

Instructor

M.Ed. (U of A), M.Ed (UBC), PBDE (SFU)

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Ravreet Kaur

Instructor

BA (Hong Kong), MA (Hong Kong)

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Afrina Khan

Instructor

M.A (Simon Fraser), M.A (Dhaka University, Bangladesh), Diploma in TESOL

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Nanna Leegaard

Instructor

MSC (Denmark), BSc (BC), Diploma (Denmark)

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Lee Smith

Instructor

MBA (U of C), BA (UVIC)

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Franco Acosta Teleg

Instructor

BA (Phillippines), MA (Japan)

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Science - Computer Science


Liaqat Ali

Instructor

PhD (SFU), MSc (Athabasca University), MBA (University of Fredericton)

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Rita Ester

Instructor

MA (TU Dortmund)

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Megan O’Connor

Computer Science Dept. Head, Instructor

MSc (Simon Fraser University) BSc (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

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Arpanjot Sidhu

Instructor

MSc (SCIT), BTech. (SCIT)

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Vijaykumar Singh

Instructor

PhD (University College Dublin) MSc (Chennai Mathematical Institute, India) BSc (Mumbai University, India)

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Randy Stewart

Instructor

BA (Simon Fraser), Teaching Certificate (Independent Schools Branch)

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Nadine Turner

Instructor

MSc (University of Portsmouth) BA (University of London)

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Kongwen (Frank) Zhang

Instructor

PhD (York University), MSc (York University), BASc (York University)

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Sciences - General


Janusz Chrzanowski

Instructor

MSc, PhD (Wroclaw University)

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Sheenam Girdhar

Science Dept. Head, Instructor

PhD (India) BSc (India) MSc (India) BEd (India) PIDP (VCC) Teacher Certificate Program (British Columbia)

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Amanda Gronotte

Instructor

BSc (Simon Fraser), MSc (Simon Fraser)

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Raymond Wang

Instructor

MSc (University of British Columbia)

Tracy Xu

Lab Assistant

BSc (China), Diploma in Food Technology (BCIT)

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Science - Math / Statistics


Gera Belchev

Math / Statistics Dept. Head, Instructor

BSc (Sofia), MSc, MA for Teachers (Michigan State)

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Janusz Chrzanowski

Instructor

MSc, PhD (Wroclaw University)

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Erich Durnberger

Instructor

BSc (Vienna), PhD (Simon Fraser)

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Saeed Faraji

Instructor

PhD (Ottawa)

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Charles Huang

Instructor

BSc, BEd Teacher Certificate Program (British Columbia), M.SC (UW), MMT (University of Waterloo)

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Lucien Lapierre

Instructor

BSc (TRU), MSc (Simon Fraser)

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Scott Pai

Instructor

BSc (National Chiao Tung University), MSc (Iowa), PhD (Texas at Dallas)

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Ketki Pendharkar

Instructor

BA, MA (India), Teacher Certificate Program (British Columbia)

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Vijaykumar Singh

Instructor

PhD (University College Dublin) MSc (Chennai Mathematical Institute, India) BSc (Mumbai University, India)

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Edward Wong

Instructor

BASc, PEng, Teacher Certificate Program (British Columbia)

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Math & Science


Sheenam Girdhar

Science Dept. Head, Instructor

PhD (India) BSc (India) MSc (India) BEd (India) PIDP (VCC) Teacher Certificate Program (British Columbia)

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Charles Huang

Instructor

BSc, BEd Teacher Certificate Program (British Columbia), M.SC (UW), MMT (University of Waterloo)

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Edward Wong

Instructor

BASc, PEng, Teacher Certificate Program (British Columbia)

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Tracy Xu

Lab Assistant

BSc (China), Diploma in Food Technology (BCIT)

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English, Humanities & Social Sciences


Nicole Baxter

Instructor

BEd Hons (Victoria)

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Bibiana Chai

Instructor

BA (Singapore), TESL, Teacher Certificate Program (Auckland), Diploma in Education

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Alex Ferguson

Instructor

BEd Hons (Manchester), CELTA (Cambridge), TESL Canada Certificate

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Barbara Hart

Instructor

BA (UBC), Teacher Certificate Program (Simon Fraser), TESL Canada Certificate

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Bea Oertel

Instructor

B.Ed (Simon Fraser University), MA (Germany), TEFL Certificate

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Nicole Baxter

Instructor

BEd Hons (Victoria)

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Marina Chekunova

English Studies Dept. Head, Instructor

BA (Hons), MA (UBC), TESL

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Alex Ferguson

Instructor

BEd Hons (Manchester), CELTA (Cambridge), TESL Canada Certificate

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Barbara Hart

Instructor

BA (UBC), Teacher Certificate Program (Simon Fraser), TESL Canada Certificate

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Dale Johnson

Instructor

BA, Post Baccalaureate Diploma (British Columbia), TESL (VCC)

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Bea Oertel

Instructor

B.Ed (Simon Fraser University), MA (Germany), TEFL Certificate

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