Dr. Emil Canlas

Dr. Emil Canlas joined St. Mark’s College and Corpus Christi College in 2011. Prior to joining St. Mark’s, he occupied a variety of academic and administrative positions at Angeles University Foundation in the Philippines; he has also taught religious education and education courses both in the undergraduate and graduate levels in the same University.


Educational Management


Ph.D. in Educational Management (Angeles University Foundation, Philippines)

M.A. in Christian Formation Education (Maryhill School of Theology & Angeles University, Philippines)

B.S. Education in Religious Education (St. Joseph’s College, Philippines)

Management Certificate in Human Resources Management (British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, Canada)

Dr. Josiah Akinsanmi

Dr. Josiah Akinsanmi has over 20 years of experience working in British Columbia colleges and American universities, teaching a number of quantitative business courses including Business Math, Business Statistics, Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Managerial Economics, Principles of Finance (Financial Management), Corporate Finance, Production Management and Management Science (Quantitative Decision Analysis). Knowledgeable and articulate in teaching international students with various academic and cultural backgrounds, he takes pride in adapting teaching strategies to various learning styles. Dr. Akinsanmi also has extensive experience at the senior administrative level in Program Coordinator and Registrar positions.

Dr. Akinsanmi participates actively in community events and activities, organizing seminars and information sessions on issues relating to personal health, immigrant integration and fundraising for foundations such as sickle cell anemia, cancer, and diabetes.


Business and Economics


  • MBA (Finance Concentration), Oregon State University
  • PhD (Agricultural Economics), Oregon State University
  • MS (Agricultural Economics), University of Arkansas
  • BS (Agricultural Engineering), Oregon State University

Dr. Grace Lee

Dr. Grace Lee teaches BUSN 292 Organizational Behaviour at Corpus Christi College.

Dr. Lee has been a faculty member for more than 30 years. She was with the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University before joining the College. When Dr Lee was with the City University of Hong Kong, her teaching and research interests were in labour markets, employment policies and public management.




  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Hong Kong (1997)
  • Master of Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong (1989)
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong (1984)


Grace Lee, “Be Holy” (in Chinese), Vancouver: Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church, 2018.

Ng Sek-hong and Grace O M Lee, “Workers’ Industrial Militancy and Dependency upon the State Lever: The Paradox of Industrial Relations in Hong Kong,” Journal of Industrial Relations, 52: 4, 2010: 507-522.

Grace O M Lee and Malcolm Warner, The Political Economy of the SARS Epidemic: The Impact on Human Resources in East Asia, London: Routledge, 2008.

Grace O M Lee and Malcolm Warner (eds.), Unemployment in China: Economy, Human Resources & Labour Markets, London: Routledge, 2007.

Grace O M Lee and Malcolm Warner, “The impact of SARS on China’s human resources: implications for the labour market and level of unemployment in the service sector in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai,” International Journal of Human Resource Management, 17: 5 May 2006: 860-880.

Grace O M Lee and Malcolm Warner, “The Shanghai Re-employment Model: From Local Experiment to Nationwide Labour Market Policy,” The China Quarterly 177, March 2004: 174-189.

Christopher Hood and B Guy Peters with Grace O M Lee (eds.) Reward for High Public Office: Asian and Pacific-Rim States, London: Routledge, 2003.

Ahmed Shafiqul Huque and Grace O M Lee, Managing Public Services: Crises and Response From Hong Kong, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000.

Ahmed Shafiqul Huque, Grace O M Lee and Anthony B. L. Cheung, The Civil Service in Hong Kong: Continuity and Change, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 1998.

Previous Appointments

  • Simon Fraser University
  • City University of Hong Kong

Aziz Rajwani



John Shepherd

John Shepherd is a faculty member of both Corpus Christi College and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He has taught business courses for the past 20 years, starting at Northwest Community College and later at the College of New Caledonia.

His pieces of dust wallpaper include a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science (Strategic Focus) degree. Other pieces of paper include CPA (Chartered Public Accountant) and FCSI (Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute) designations, and a Bachelor of Science degree.

His experience includes work as a management consultant, in small business lending, and in community economic development. His hobbies include travel, photography, hiking, photography, and community service in the not-for-profit sector. He has served on the boards of the Prince Rupert Airport Authority, Prince George Public Library, Surrey Libraries, and Northwest Community College. He is a past president of a Rotary Club.

Working with community groups, he has been involved in dozens of community projects. Often, he has helped community groups obtain funding from different government programs, several million dollars worth over the years. One of his Rotary Club’s projects was the installation of a community library in the indigenous community of Ditidaht on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

A researcher and writer, his publication track record includes three articles published in academic journals, three business case studies, and a variety of other published manuscripts.

Eleven years ago, he tied the knot with Connie, a delightful woman he met in a Chapters bookstore.



BUSN 205: Introduction to Management Information Systems

Introduction to Management Information Systems (MIS) Information Systems is an exciting and rewarding field, and I hope you are looking forward to our class. The purpose of Management Information System (MIS) is to provide an overview of the role of information technology (IT) and management information systems (MIS) in an organization. Little background is required and the course is for the most part self- contained.

BUSN 290: Intro to Quantitative Decision Analysis

An introduction to a number of quantitative methods of solving decision-making problems in the industry. This course integrates applied business research and descriptive statistics. The course also develops concepts of uncertainty, probability and simulation which are the foundation of many business problems.

BUSN 291: Applications of Statistics in Business

This course integrates applied business research and descriptive statistics. Examination of the role of statistics in research, statistical terminology, the appropriate use of statistical techniques and interpretation of statistical findings in business and research will be the primary focus. Topics include confidence interval, hypothesis testing, simple and multiple regression, and analysis of variance. Business data is analyzed using Excel spread sheets. Emphasis is on understanding, interpreting statistical information and explaining statistical ideas to non-specialists. This course uses assigned readings, lecture, discussion, exams and a project wherein participants plan to apply concepts and strategies as the teaching/learning format.

BUSN 294: Managerial Accounting

This course focuses on the use of accounting information in efficiently operating an organization. The concepts are sufficiently general to be applicable in both profit and not-for-profit organizations, but most of our discussion will deal with profit-oriented firms. The course seeks to develop analytical skills in decision-facilitation and decision influencing.

BUSN 295: Managerial Economics

The economic foundations of managerial decision-making: supply and demand interactions, decision-making under uncertainty, production and cost, price determination under perfect competition and monopoly, strategies for pricing with market power, monopolistic competitive, oligopoly, game theory, asymmetric information, agency, market structure. This course uses a variety of mathematical techniques, particularly graphs, algebra, and calculus.

BUSN 296: Introduction to Marketing

An introduction to the field of marketing, students will develop marketing knowledge and skills applicable to all areas of study within business.

BUSN 297: Social Media Strategy

To succeed in today’s economy, organizations must incorporate social media into their marketing and business strategies. In this course, students examine the role of social media today and how to use it to meet organizational goals.

BUSN 298: Introduction to Finance

An introduction to financial valuation and quantitative analysis of corporate and individual financing and savings decisions.

BUSN 293: Introductory Financial Accounting

Financial Accounting is principally concerned with the construction and interpretation of financial reports prepared for external parties to the issuing firm or entity. Major objectives of this course include understanding concepts, principles and conventions upon which financial accounting is based and providing an analytical basis upon which to interpret financial statements.

BUSN 292: Organizational Behaviour

As an introductory core course in Organizational Behaviour, this course covers topic areas of understanding individuals in the workplace, communicating decisions, designing and changing organizations, and leading others.