Teaching And Research

Professional Work Experience

Instructor – ILAC International Business College, Jun 2017 – Current
(Currently I teach two courses five days a week) – Leadership in Business & Canadian Work Place Essential Skill’s

  • Creating effective daily lesson plans to accommodate various learning styles.
  • Implementing various creative methods using new technologies in order to enhance the learning experiences of the students.
  • Marking weekly assignments and grade midterm and final exams.
  • Advising and counseling on academic and professional futures.
  • Supervising diverse students of all ages and academic backgrounds and support them in their learning goals.

Teaching Assistant – Simon Fraser University,  Sep 2015 – Apr 2017
Faculty of Business, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC

  • Project Management – BUS 361 – Fall 2016
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Summer 2016
  • Business, Society and Ethics – BUS 303 – Spring 2016
  • Project Management – BUS 361 – Fall 2015

Duties involved: Maintained Office hours, marked weekly assignments and graded mid-term and final exam papers.

Faculty of Economics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC

  • Economics and Government – ECON104 – D100 – Spring 2017
  • World Economics – ECON 102 – D100 – Spring 2017
  • Economics and Government – ECON104 – D100 – Fall 2016
  • Economics and Government – ECON104 – D900 – Spring 2016
  • Economics and Government – ECON104 – D100 – Spring 2016

Duties involved: Maintained Office hours, marked weekly assignments and graded mid-term and final exam papers.

Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC

  • Curriculum Development: Theory and Practice – EDUC471-C100 – Fall 2016
  • Finding Your Voice In Academia – EDUC 199 – Summer 2016
  • Curriculum Development: Theory and Practice – Spring 2016

Duties involved: Maintained Office hours, marked weekly assignments and graded mid-term and final exam papers.

Director of Graduate Student Services, Simon Fraser University, Jan 2016 – Jan 2017

  • Oversaw the administration and strategic direction of all of the GSS’s services.
  • Adjudicated GSS grants and bursaries in partnership with the relevant GSS Committees.
    Acted as a liaison and advocate for graduate students regarding the Health Benefit Plan.
  • Researched and proposed opportunities to improve existing, or create new, services that could be beneficial to our members.
  • Acted as a liaison and advocate for graduate students on University committees or groups related to the services.
  • Monitored the Office of Graduate Studies and Post- Doctoral Fellow’s.
  • Administered services for graduate students, including professional development support.

Research Experience
Health Promotions in Practise – Canadian Context – HSCI – 855 – 2016
Faculty of Health Sciences –
Graduate Studies – Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
Action Research –
Optimal Learning Environments


Research Project – Ways to Learn  –   Jan 2016  to Dec 2016
Supervisor: Dr. Carolyn Mamchur – Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University
“Ways to Learn” is a project that examines the various ways people learn from formal lecture to experiential learning on the job, in the lab, on a farm, in a war. Analyzing which conditions promote the greatest opportunity for learning.

Our idea is to investigate the effectiveness of animal assisted learning in teaching mindfulness and offering a relaxing environment to de-stress and achieve a sense of personal power before exam taking.



Research Project –
Learning in Depth – Summer Semester 2015

Supervisor: Dr. Kieran Egan – Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University
“Learning in Depth” is a simple though radical innovation in curriculum and instruction designed to ensure that all students become experts about something during their school years. Each child is given a particular topic to learn about through her or his whole school career, in addition to the usual curriculum, and builds a personal portfolio on the topic.


Volunteer Experience

  • Director, of Education & Training, 2016 – 2017
    Healthy Mind, Healthy Campus Network, Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Mentor Lead, 2016 – 2017
    International Graduate Student’s Mentorship Program, Simon Fraser University
  • Mentor, 2012
    The Gifted Kids Program, Vancouver School Board

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