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Our Instructors

All of our faculty have extensive industry experience and are dedicated to providing training that surpasses the needs of the industry. Our instructors lead programs that are inclusive and engaging, offering you the most well-rounded and relevant education possible.

Pristine Laroza
Health Care and Practice & Management Instructor

Pristine is a Registered Nurse and Emergency First Aid CPR/AED Level HCP certified.

Her degree as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing came from the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Centre in the Philippines. She also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Administration and Nursing Practice from the University of British Columbia.

As a natural leader, Pristine is passionate about imparting her knowledge and expertise to the next generation of nursing leaders.

Indira Fernandez
Health Care and Practice & Management Instructor

Indira has vast experience working in the healthcare field for 11 years. She started her nursing career as a Licensed Practical Nurse for several years focused on client education in Community Health; and most recently as a Clinical Site Lead and Registered Nurse in Public Health and as a Forensic Nurse Examiner. Her degree in Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing came from Langara College and she has further training and education certificates in Psychiatric Nursing of Children and Adolescents and in Forensic Nursing Science. She has worked with clients of different backgrounds and from marginalized groups, with a variety of life-altering medical conditions.

Indira is passionate in empowering future nurses by sharing her knowledge and providing the leadership needed to implement evidence-based nursing practice needed to strengthen the future of the nursing profession.

Simone Luke
Software Development & Network Administration Instructor

Simone has worked for the Big Four consulting firms over the course of his 20-year career as a successful IT professional.

His Master’s degree is in Business and Technology from the Australian Graduate School of Management. Additionally, he is a candidate for the Ph.D. at Purdue University.

With his many roles, he designed banking systems and gained extensive experience in security and risk management.

He is eager to provide students with insight and experience from his passions and expertise.

Bill Xu
Software Development & Network Administration Instructor

Bill holds a Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University’s Department of Computer Science.

In addition to teaching, he runs projects related to artificial intelligence as part of his career with the Canadian government.

As a result of his extensive experience in the industry, Bill was elected a member of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM).

His goal is to introduce students to the wide range of opportunities that the Network Administration field offers.

Sophie Kaur
Business Administration Instructor

Sophie has worked in the education industry for over 10 years.

She earned a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Business Management from the University of Salford.

Her experiences include working with diverse groups of students in the U.K., China, and now Canada.

She encourages her students to think outside the four walls of the classroom. Sophie believes the world is a place of learning and discovery.

Mehrdad Zaeri
Software Development & Network Administration Instructor

Mehrdad has been specialized in IT and network for more than 13 years.

He has 2 master’s degrees: Computer Science from the University Putra and Cybersecurity from the New York Institute of Technology.

The work that Mehrdad has done has taken him all over the world, not just as a Network Technician, but also in the field of Systems Administration.

Despite his great passion for IT, he confesses to being devoted to teaching it to the next generation, as well as preparing them for that career.

Mari Karimi
Health Care and Practice & Management Instructor

Mari is an expert in gerontology nursing as well as medical surgical nursing with over 10 years experience.

After completing her Bachelor and Master of Nursing degrees, she has a strong desire to improve patient care and to share her experiences with nursing students. 

“I look forward to the opportunity of teaching and learning with my students and clients,” she says.

Marius Kung
Software Development & Network Administration Instructor

Marius has worked in the telecommunications and information technology industry for decades.

Holding a Master’s degree in Computer Science, he has held various roles in companies such as Gulf Canada, National Semiconductor, Hitachi Data Systems, Philip Morris and APL throughout his career.

Marius successfully conducted business with Asia Pacific for Vodatel as well.

Students are always amazed by the insider tips he shares with them as a result of his vast industry knowledge.