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Allen Haaheim

Allen Haaheim teaches ENGL 150 (Academic Research and Writing), and has taught ENGL 110 (Academic Reading, Writing, and Thinking) and ENGL 120 (Introduction to Literary Genres) at Corpus Christi College. He specializes in comparative literature and early medieval Chinese literature, and he is competent in mid-Victorian poetics and as a generalist in the literary traditions of China and the West.

His research agenda aims to mine the good in world traditions through comparative studies. The transcultural potential of the radically innovative prosodic theories of Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889) and Shen Yue (441–513), as rooted in their particular traditional religious worldviews and ontologies of perception, is the subject of his (undefended) doctoral dissertation at the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. Related interests include intercultural and intercivilizational theory, philological exegesis and translation, continental thought and criticism, folklore and folk music, and relations between aesthetics and ethics.

He holds an MA in Classical Chinese Poetry and a BA in English, both from the University of Victoria. In addition to Corpus Christi College, he has taught courses at Simon Fraser University (World Literature), Quest University Canada (Mandarin Chinese), and the University of Victoria (Comparative Literary Theory). He also taught for many years as a TA at the University of Toronto, UBC, and the University of Victoria; several years of ESL in Japan, Taiwan, China, and Canada; and four years of high school.

His most recent publication is “The Poetry of Zuo Binglong (1850–1924)” (with Lap Lam), in Xinzhou yayuan (Singapore Elegantiae Florilegium) 11 (April 2021) 167–180.

Discipline

English

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Aziz Rajwani

Discipline

Business

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Benjamin Wong

Benjamin Wong has been a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC since 2005. A doctoral student at the University of Illinois, and holder of degrees from the University of British Columbia and Colorado Christian University, Benjamin held clinical positions in sectors including vocational rehabilitation, school counselling, education consultancy, and addictions. A sought-after advocate in the mindful use of digital technologies, he has spoken at professional conferences throughout North America on the prevention and treatment of Gaming Disorder. Over the past several years, Benjamin has focused his efforts on clinical supervision and teaching, with ongoing appointments at various institutions including City University in Canada. Benjamin is also a contractor of outreach services with the BC Government’s Responsible Gambling Program.

Discipline

Pyschology

Education

BSc, University of British Columbia
MA, Colorado Christian
PhD, University of Illinois (pending completion)

Previous Appointments

Faculty, Rhodes Wellness College
Faculty, Stenburg College
Faculty, Alexander College
Faculty, City University of Canada
Faculty, Vancouver Community College

Professional Societies

BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

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Dr. Alain Prat

Discipline

Physics

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Dr. Alicia Mazari-Andersen

Dr. Mazari-Andersen has been a biology instructor for over 20 years at several institutions in British Columbia. She is currently an Open Faculty Member at Thompson Rivers University, and she is a biology instructor at Corpus Christi College. She also taught for 15 years at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, at UBC, at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, etc.

She has enjoyed teaching at Corpus Christi College, since she loves to explore with her students their academic pathway. Being a first year instructor has allowed her to support them in their decisions about which course or which areas they want to focus on in the future.

About 12 years ago, she also switched her career focus and became a holistic nutritionist. This has allowed her to have personal clients, as well as explore different holistic ways of creating wellness. She is passionate about teaching, and currently she is exploring teaching also in Latin America. You can find her at: https://naturesheal.ca/

Discipline

Biology

Education

BSc Biology, MSc Biology, PhD Botany

Previous Appointments

UBC, Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, etc.

Professional Societies

Canadian Association of Natural Nutrition Practitioners
Canadian School of Natural Nutrition Alumni Association

Other

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

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Dr. Andrei Golobokov

Dr. Andrei Golobokov’s research interests center around International Relations, International Security, and Comparative Politics, with a particular focus on Eurasia. His regional area of expertise is Russia / China – Russia relations. Andrei has teaching experience in Canada, the U.S., China, and Russia. He teaches Introduction to International Relations and Politics, Russia/Eurasia in the World, Great Powers in the Asia-Pacific, Governments, Ideologies, and International Organizations.

As a Fulbright Scholar in 2017 – 2018 (the University of Louisville, US), Andrei developed a study on great power strategy in the Asian-Pacific region. The courses he designed tackled key debates about global and regional security, economics/IPE, and the developing world order.

Between 2015 and 2020, Andrei published a number of articles and a book chapter, mostly analytical and empirical papers. The results of his study were presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), Korea-Russia, and China-Russia Forums. His current research project is the nature of the level of analysis and great power engagement types in international institutions, including the security framework on the Korean Peninsula (Six-Party Talks), Shanghai Cooperation Organization, etc.

Discipline

Political Science

Education

M.A., Political Science University of British Columbia 2021

Ph.D. in Political Science Far Eastern Federal University, 2012

M.A. and B.A. in International Relations Honors, Graduated with High Distinction Far Eastern State University, 2004

Publications

Golobokov A.S. (2021) The effects of “thick reinforcement” in the Six-Party Talks _International Relations of the Asia-Pacific

Golobokov A.S. (2019) Russian Naval Activity in the Asia–Pacific: The Herald for a New Alliance? _The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis

Golobokov A.S. (2017) Contemporary Foreign Policy of China, Russia, and the United States in the Asia-Pacific. International Relations (Russia)

Golobokov A.S. (2016) Russia in the APR: the role, interests, and priorities of regional security and economic development in interests, tasks, prospects (co-authored with Sevastyanov S.V., Lukin A.L., etc.). Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok.

Golobokov A.S. (2016) Various forms and mechanisms of Chinese-Russian cooperation in the energy sphere and the role of non-governmental structures. Pacific Science Review.

Previous Appointments

Teaching Assistant, University of British Columbia
Research Assistant, University of British Columbia
Associate Professor, Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service
Instructor, Far Eastern Federal University

Professional Societies

Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies
International Federation of Journalists
International Academy of Ecology and Life Protection Sciences
CUPE

Current Research Projects

Great powers engagement in international organizations

Additional Information

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0813-9301

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Dr. Bruce Martin

Dr. Bruce Martin teaches geography online at Corpus Christi College, Crandall University, and Briercrest College. He has also taught geography and/or theology at Acadia University, Carey Theological College, Tyndale Seminary, Tyndale University College, and Taylor University College.

Bruce appreciates the positive dialogue that can exist between science and Christian faith. He also enjoys exploring the practical ethical imperative that Christian faith can provide for living in relationship with the natural world. In 2016, Bruce was a Visiting Scholar at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge University, U.K. (the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion) and the recipient of a Study Grant from the Louisville Institute.

Originally from Vancouver and a graduate of UBC, Bruce now lives in Lethbridge, Alberta. Bruce has been active on and chaired School Councils at Catholic Central High, St. Francis Junior High, and St. Patrick’s Fine Arts Elementary Schools (Holy Spirit Roman Catholic School Division).

In his spare time, Bruce has volunteered with the City of Lethbridge in affordable housing and environmental issues. He enjoys traveling, hiking, photography, and painting. He is still searching for the perfect dark chocolate.

Discipline

Geography

Education

Selected Publications and Academic Presentations:

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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.

Discipline

Educational Management

Degrees

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)

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Dr. Germain McKenzie

Germain McKenzie is a Peruvian-Canadian theologian and sociologist who earned a Ph.D. in Religion and Culture from the Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.). His academic interests focus on the intersection of Catholic theology and sociology in both a theoretical and applied manner. In regard to the former, he is currently studying the pre-conditions for a dialogue between theology and the social sciences that would respect the nature and method of each of those disciplines. As per the latter, Dr. McKenzie is studying new evangelization initiatives in Canada through the use of quantitative and qualitative sociological approaches, in the light of secular and post-secular studies.

Dr. McKenzie interests include issues related to moral theology, in particular those belonging to Catholic social ethics as applied to refugees and immigrants into Canada. He has been an activist for Catholic-inspired social change in Latin America and has served poor communities in the shanty towns of Lima, his city of birth, for more than 10 years. In this connection he has published peer-reviewed articles on social ethics: “Medellin: 30 Years After” and “John Paul II’s Reconciliation Proposal for Latin America.”

Dr. McKenzie is also interested in the social dynamics of religious minorities, having done studies on different Buddhist lineages in Peru, and also in Catholic revivalist groups. He is keen of exploring the origin, development and integration into the life of the Church of lay associations and ecclesial movements, as well as in the evolution of the theological understanding of the relationships between the charismatic and institutional dimension of the Church.

He has worked at various Peruvian universities and has also taught at Niagara University, in Lewiston, New York. While conducting his doctoral studies, Dr. McKenzie was awarded by his alma mater with the Hubbard Dissertation Fellowship, and by the Canadian Consortium for the Study of Religion with the Travel Scholarship for Doctoral Students. He also worked as Research Assistant for the Hispanic Ministry Organizational Culture Project, carried out by the Institute for Public Research and Catholic Studies (Washington, D.C.)

He currently lives in Surrey with his wife, Giuliana.

Discipline

Sociology and Religious Studies

Books

Entries in Edited Books

Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles

Education

Professional Societies

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Dr. Hamid Maghzian

Dr. Hamid Maghzian is an engineering Ph.D. graduate of the University of British Columbia with a diverse educational background in Civil/Structural engineering and Mechanical engineering.

During the past 8 years, Dr. Maghzian has taught courses in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering and Computer programming. His philosophy in teaching involves engaging students in class and providing ample practical examples as well as problem sets to demonstrate and achieve the learning objectives of the course.

In their future careers, the students would be facing new challenges, which they have not seen in any course before. Dr. Maghzian helps instill a problem solving skill in students so they can think critically when the time comes. Presenting thought-provoking problems in class and allowing students to work on them in groups has been an efficient technique to that end.

“One on one interaction with the students has been a central point of my teaching practice. Each student is unique, hence has a unique way of understanding. It is important for me to recognize their differences and be the guide along their unique journey towards understanding.”

Discipline

Mathematics

Education

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Dr. Jessica Hemming

Jessica Hemming teaches Medieval & Renaissance History, English Literature, and occasionally Celtic Mythology, at Corpus Christi and St. Mark’s Colleges. Her principal specialist area is medieval Welsh literature, with sidelines in folktale, mythology, and the cultural history of the early Celts. She is the Editor of the London-based international journal “Folklore,” with which she has worked in one capacity or another since 2000.

Her research interests include the semantics of colour terms in Middle Welsh and more generally the cultural significance of colour perception and naming; sensory aspects of medieval lyric poetry; landscape in Medieval Welsh literature; the “female gaze” in early Celtic texts; ancient Celtic mythology.

Discipline

History and English

Degrees

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Dr. John Aveline

John Aveline teaches Introduction to Greek Civilization, Introduction to Roman Civilization & Classical Mythology at Corpus Christi College. His areas of specialization are Julio-Claudian history, Aristophanes, historiography, epigraphy, numismatics and Latin language. He has published a number of articles and book reviews on these subjects.

John has taught at Brock University, McMaster University, University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. Outside of academia, he has provided Latin translation services to academics, organizations and private individuals. John has also done consultation work for films and television.

Currently, John is researching the use of Classical Latin in tattoos and what it reveals about the place of the Latin language in contemporary society.

Discipline

Classical Studies

Education

PhD – Roman History (2006) – University of Calgary
MA – Classics (1989) – McMaster University
BA – Classics, honours (1987) – Brock University

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Dr. Joseph Alvaro

Dr. Joe Alvaro holds a Ph.D. in critical discourse studies from the City University of Hong Kong, an MSc. in Teaching English (TESOL) from Aston University in the UK, and an Advanced TESOL Honours Diploma. Joe is interested in the role of critical literacy in English for Academic Purposes, rhetoric and composition, cross-cultural communications, and the development of World Englishes (a branch of socio-linguistics). As a Catholic, he is thrilled to be teaching English 110 to undergrads at Corpus Christi College and is looking forward to working with his new students.

Joe’s academic research focuses on the critical analysis of mediatized discourse at the intersection of language, ideology, and power. His articles have been published in peer-reviewed academic journals such as Discourse & Society and World Englishes, as well as in the Encyclopaedia of Applied Linguistics. His guest editorials on human rights have appeared in the widely read Hong Kong Free Press. Originally from Vancouver, Joe has recently moved back and now lives with his family in the mid-town district of Kitsilano.

Discipline

English

Education

Previous Appointments

University Canada West, Vancouver (2018—2020). Courses taught: English for academic purposes; Business Communications

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Qatar (2016—2018). Courses taught: English for academic purposes

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong | Department of English (2009—2016). Courses taught: Freshman Composition; World Englishes

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, at S. China Normal University, Guangzhou | English Department (2006—2007). Courses taught: Academic English for Writing and Reading; Listening in Academic Lectures.

Publications

Journal articles

Alvaro, Joseph James (2015) Analyzing China’s English-language media. World Englishes 34(2): 260–277. DOI: 10.1111/weng.12137.

Alvaro, Joseph James (2013a) Discursive representations of a dissident: the case of Liu Xiaobo. Discourse & Society 24(3): 289–314. DOI:10.1177/0957926512471760.

Alvaro, Joseph James (2013b) Political discourse in China’s English-language press. World Englishes 32(2): 147–168. DOI: 10.1111/weng.12006.

Alvaro, J. (2004) Face-negotiation and politeness systems in an intercultural workplace. Chinese English Language Education Journal (CELEA) 27(5).

Chapters

Alvaro, Joseph James and Bolton, Kingsley (2016) Political Discourse and World Englishes. In Carol A. Chapelle and Lia Plakans (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. John Wiley & Sons. DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1462.

Media articles

Alvaro, J. (2018) As soft power fails, China turns to sharper measures. Hong Kong Free Press (3 March 2018). Available at: https://hongkongfp.com/2018/03/03/better-loved-feared-soft-power-fails-china-turns-sharper-measures/.

Alvaro, J. (2017) Death of Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo is a reminder that the road to democracy is a long one. Hong Kong Free Press (14 July 2017). Available at: https://hongkongfp.com/2017/07/14/death-peace-prize-winner-liu-xiaobo-reminder-road-democracy-long-one/.

Alvaro, J. (2017) Human rights and Chinese culture. Hong Kong Free Press (10 September 2017). Available at: https://hongkongfp.com/2017/09/10/human-rights-chinese-culture-nation-stood-individual-far-not/.

Conference and seminar papers

Alvaro, Joseph James (2013) Mob Organizer: How China’s state-media portrays dissent. Research Seminar, City University of Hong Kong.

Alvaro, Joseph James (2013) Re-imagining the Chinese Hero. Imagining Globality Conference (2013), China Institute, University of Alberta at Edmonton, Canada.

Alvaro, Joseph James (2012) Harmonious Society? Political Terms in China’s English Press. World Englishes Conference (2012), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Alvaro, Joseph James (2011) The Discourse of Legitimization in China’s English Press: Notes on Theory and Practice. Research Seminar, City University of Hong Kong.

PhD Thesis available at: http://www.isfla.org/Systemics/Print/Theses/ALVARO-2014-phd.pdf. Alvaro, Joseph James (2014) The Language of Ideology in China’s English Press: Representations of Dissent. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of English, City University of Hong Kong.

Professional Societies

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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.

Discipline

Business and Economics

Education

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Dr. Judith Scholes

Judith Scholes comes to St. Mark’s and Corpus Christi Colleges from the University of British Columbia, where she taught as a sessional lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literatures, as well as in Arts Studies in Research and Writing. She holds a PhD in English from UBC, and specializes in nineteenth-century American print culture, women’s poetry and editing, and Emily Dickinson.

As anyone who has taken a course with her can attest, Dr. Scholes loves thinking about context, bringing into her classroom the eclectic historical, cultural, and rhetorical worlds in which literature was produced and read. She is currently teaching academic writing, introduction to literary genres, and American literature at Corpus Christi College, where she helps students identify and develop their creative and critical inquiries.

Discipline

English

Current Research Projects

Dr. Scholes is currently completing a book that examines the rhetoric of women’s poetry as it emerged in mid nineteenth century American periodicals, and shaped Emily Dickinson’s understanding and representation of herself as a poet.

She is also pursuing a new book-length project that investigates the existence and rhetoric of women’s editorial work at U.S. daily newspapers during the first 70 years (~1830-1900) of women’s presence in newsrooms.

Education

Ph.D. in English, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver BC | September 2015
M.A. in English, McMaster University, Hamilton ON | 2007
B.A. (Hons.) in English, summa cum laude, McMaster University, Hamilton ON | 2005
B.A. (Hons.) in Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton ON | 2003

Selected Publications

“‘My business is to love’: Address and Affect in Emily Dickinson’s Circulated Poems.” The Handbook of Emily Dickinson, edited by Cristanne Miller and Karen Sánchez-Eppler, Oxford UP, forthcoming Fall 2020.

“Emily Dickinson and Fidelia Hayward Cooke’s Springfield Republican.” Emily Dickinson Journal, vol. 23, no. 1, 2014, pp. 1-31.

Selected Conference Presentations

“Receiving Emily: Dickinson’s Epistolary Poetics,” Canadian Comparative Literature Association: Poetics, Ideas, Structures: Situating the Poetic Object, Joint-Sponsored Panel, Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE) Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC. June 2019.

“Recovering the Unarchived: Newspaper Women in the Mid-Nineteenth-Century U.S.” Gender and the Archives Roundtable, Special Session, MLA Annual Convention, Vancouver BC. Jan. 2015.

“Emily Dickinson, Nineteenth-Century Women’s Poetry and Mrs. Cooke’s Springfield Republican.” Emily Dickinson International Society Conference, College Park MD. Aug. 2013.

“Discovering Fidelia Hayward Cooke.” What’s New in the Old: Archives Roundtable, The Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference, Denver CO. Oct. 2012.

“American Women’s Poetry and Civil War Relief in The Drum Beat.” Northern Women and the Civil War Panel, The Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference, Denver CO. Oct. 2012.

“Ethos and the Victorian Poetess in Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Poetry.” ACCUTE Conference, Fredericton NB. May 2011.

Previous Appointments

Sessional Lecturer, Dept. of English Language and Literatures, UBC, Vancouver BC
Sessional Lecturer, Arts Studies in Research and Writing, UBC, Vancouver BC