Meet Our Downtown Vancouver Instructors
Brenda R – Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing (PGCN)
I began my nursing career in 1981 when I became a nurse at Vancouver General Hospital. Over the years, I have been a clinician, teacher, front-line worker, and even ran my own private practice. I have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master’s in Counselling, and am a Registered Nurse (RN).
Julie G – Practical Nursing (PN)
Over the course of my career, I have several years of nursing and nursing education experience in Alberta and BC. My teaching experience includes the BScN program at a university, Royal Canadian Institute of Technology, and teaching and creating curriculum for Internationally Educated Nurses Program. My nursing practice includes acute care (ICU, burn unit), maternity, medical/surgical, and international public health. My academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Nursing, and being a Registered Nurse (RN).
Ashok B – Business
I have a Master’s in Business Management and over 36 years of international experience working with Mazda, Whirlpool, Hallmark, and other companies across 19 countries. I am a member of the Surrey Board of Trades and sit on the International Trade and Education committees. My teaching experience includes being a visiting lecturer at various colleges and universities across Canada.
Frédérique B – Practical Nursing (PN)
I have been in the nursing field since 2005, mostly in acute care, and have been instructing in classroom, lab and clinical settings since 2015. I am also part of the PN curriculum team. I have my Bachelor of Science in Nursing and received my licensed practical nurse (LPN).
Jeffrey S – Hospitality & Tourism
I hold my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History, Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management, and my Provincial Instructor Diploma. I have 18 years of student-focused teaching and learning in several post-secondary private and public institutions, 25 years of hospitality experience in hotels across the United States and Canada, and 7 years of senior management experience with the Alma Mater Society at a local university.
Kristel P – Practical Nursing (PN)
In 2009, I completed my licensed practical nursing (LPN) program and graduated from Sprott Shaw as the valedictorian. After this, I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and have worked as a Registered Nurse (RN) at Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal. With 10 years of nursing experience, I decided to pursue my passion for teaching and came back to Sprott Shaw to teach.
Tena G – Practical Nursing (PN)
I graduated from the Registered Nurse (RN) program in Alberta and have over 25 years of experience in healthcare. Over the course of my career, I have held a variety of nursing positions in both the acute hospital and long-term care settings as a staff nurse, patient care coordinator, patient services manager, accreditation coordinator, and director of care. I am currently the Practical Nursing Coordinator at Sprott Shaw.
Irrin J – Strategies for Student Success (SSS)
I have a Bachelor’s in Psychology, Master’s in Social Work, and Master’s in Psychotherapy and Counseling. Before moving to Canada, I was a school counsellor for over 4 years in Dubai and continue to offer that support to students at Sprott Shaw.