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Brad Van Dam

Welcome to snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College

I am proud to be part of a team of passionate colleagues welcoming students to Canada and ensuring all our students have the opportunity for an international experience. Langara welcomes students from our local community and from almost 100 different countries around the world. The student diversity on our campus reflects the diversity in our staff and faculty, and in our South Vancouver community. 

Our office is committed to enhancing student experiences and preparing students to be global citizens. We have an engaged community on campus and are working to increase opportunities abroad for students and faculty who want to include a global perspective during their time at Langara College.  We offer a wide range of academic programs in many subject areas and our dedicated faculty are committed to supporting students through their academic journey at the college.  

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me, or to my colleagues on the Langara Global team.

Brad Van Dam
Director, Langara Global 

International Student Services Team

Alexandra Capistrano

Alexandra Capistrano

International Student Coordinator

acapistrano@langara.ca

Alexandra is a second-generation settler of Filipino descent. Advising international students since 2015, she has loved working with students to create opportunities for themselves to grow and thrive in Canada. Alexandra holds a Master’s in Immigration and Settlement Studies and is a Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor (RISIA). Outside the office, you can find her indulging in sitcoms, listening to podcasts, and chasing personal records at her powerlifting gym.

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Cherry Wong

International Education Assistant

international@langara.ca

Cherry is originally from Hong Kong. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pacific and Asian Studies and speaks English, Cantonese, Japanese, and Mandarin. She is passionate about meeting students from different cultures and supporting them to achieve their goals in Canada. When Cherry is not working, she loves travelling and listening to different genres of music.

Chinnie Ma

Chinnie Ma

International Program Assistant

chinniema@langara.ca

Chinnie was born and raised in Hong Kong, lived in the U.K. for five years, and completed her Bachelors in Business Administration in Vancouver after settling with her family in Canada. She speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, and English. As a member of the student engagement team for the past three years she most looks forward to seeing students smile when they feel connected and engaged with Langara’s community. Outside of work she loves to travel, especially going to a beach!

Felipe Moreira

Felipe Moreira

International Student Coordinator

ffurtadomoreira@langara.ca

Originally from Brazil, Felipe entered Langara College as an international student and never left. He has lived in three countries, speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish, and has developed a sense of cultural intelligence to become an inclusive leader with an empathetic approach and strong intercultural abilities. Felipe is passionate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion from his multi-ethnic roots, which has only been intensified by his own personal journey at Langara College.

Student support

PDD programs with the Langara School of Management

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Manar Elbarbari

International Student Coordinator

melbarbari@langara.ca

Manar is a Langara alumni and has been working with the international student services team for five years. Fluent in Arabic and English, her role has allowed her to support international students from diverse backgrounds for the duration of their studies at Langara. She is the team’s immigration lead and holds an RCIC designation which allows her to interpret immigration regulations and assist with immigration inquires.

Market Support

Europe, USA, Africa, Australia, Middle East, Colombia

Masashi Yoshida

Masashi Yoshida 

International Education Assistant 

international@langara.ca

Masashi is passionate about empowering international students and newcomers to achieve their "Canadian Dream": to succeed academically and personally in a new country. Originally from Nagasaki in rural Japan, he has lived in Tokyo, the United States, South Korea, and Canada. He understands how difficult and rewarding it is to study abroad. He speaks Japanese and English and is learning Korean, French, and Esperanto.  

Melody Choi

Melody Choi 

International Student Coordinator 

melodychoi@langara.ca

Melody grew up in Korea and studied at an American school before completing her post-secondary education in Canada. She is a Langara College graduate and has been working here full-time to support international students since 2018. Melody is passionate about learning intercultural skills, working with international students to help them set and achieve their academic goals in Canada. 

Market support

Cambodia, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, South and Central America

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Olivia Kong

International Student Coordinator

okong@langara.ca

Olivia is passionate to support international students transition into Canada and she hopes to empower students in exploring their potentials and reaching their goals. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and is a Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor (RISIA). Originally from Hong Kong, Olivia speaks English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. She enjoys traveling and trying different cuisines and recipes.

Student Support

Continuing Studies programs

Prerna Bedi

Prerna Bedi

International Student Coordinator

pbedi@langara.ca

Prerna is originally from India and came to Canada as an international student at Langara College. She speaks Hindi, Punjabi, and English. She wants to help international students by promoting the education and skills required to thrive in their lives and in their careers while making meaningful contributions to the community.

Market support

India

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Simin Sun 

International Student Coordinator

ssun@langara.ca

Simin was born and raised in China, and she speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, English, and Italian. She holds a Master degree in Adult Learning and Education and is also a Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor (RISIA). She has student advising experience in both public and private post-secondary institutions and is passionate to support international students from all around the world.

Student market support

Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan

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Teresa Brooks 

Associate Director, International Student Services 

tbrooks@langara.ca

Teresa has been working in international student services at Langara since 2003 and holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology. She is originally from Hong Kong and speaks Cantonese, but has lived, studied, and worked in Metro Vancouver for most of her life. She is passionate about improving international student success by meeting students where they are at and empowering them to fulfill their educational goals. 

Marketing Team

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Fabiano Maciel

Manager, International Marketing

fmaciel@langara.ca

Fabiano supports students to learn about our programs and how they best fit an individual students’ interests and future goals. He is an advocate of international education as a gateway to positive change in people’s lives and the global community.

Markets

The Americas, Western Europe, Scandinavia, and Greece

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Gregory Pokorny

Manager, International Marketing and Recruitment

gpokorny@langara.ca

Gregory is responsible for marketing and recruitment in many regions around the world. He works closely with students, partners, and government officials in promoting Langara and developing markets that bring diversity to the Langara College student body.

Markets

Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East/North Africa (MENA), and CIS/Central Asia

Jennifer Paige

Jennifer Paige

Associate Director, Domestic Marketing and Recruitment

jpaige@langara.ca

Jennifer holds a Masters Degree in International Social Development and has worked in the areas of community development, humanitarian relief, internationalization and education in several countries across Asia, Africa, the Americas and England. Having travelled through over 30 countries, Jennifer brings her knowledge of the international community, a passion for intercultural understanding, and strives to create inclusive, diverse and equitable spaces for students and staff at Langara.

Student support

Web & Mobile App Design & Development program

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Sik On Hon (On)

Associate Director, International Marketing & Business Development

shon@langara.ca

On works closely with team members to promote our programs in the Chinese speaking markets. He meets with self-supported students and study groups for regular and specially designed programs. On has also helped to develop joint programs of study, student and faculty exchanges, and study camps.

Markets

China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan

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Tomoe Aoyagi

Associate Director – International Marketing and Business Development

taoyagi@langara.ca

Tomoe enjoys interacting with prospective students and parents to discuss plans to achieve their academic goals in Canada. She also values building her professional and personal relationships with agents and government counterparts.

Markets

Japan, Korea, and all South East Asian countries

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Clio Chen

China Liaison Officer

iechina@langara.ca

Clio is based in Beijing where she promotes Langara’s programs to students and parents. She also supports agents and students in submitting applications, and establishes and maintains strategic working relationships with existing and potential partners.

Market

China

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Flora Lee

International Marketing and Recruitment Assistant

flee@langara.ca

Flora works closely with students and parents in our Chinese speaking markets to help them achieve their academic goal. She also supports many of our agent partners with their promotion of Langara College.

Markets

China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan

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Jinny Yun

International Marketing and Recruitment Assistant

mjyun@langara.ca

Jinny is originally from Seoul, Korea and is fluent in Korean and English. She provides support to prospective students by guiding them to make informed decisions. She also works closely with partner agents and helps them promote Langara College.

Markets

Japan, Korea, South East Asia

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Solmaz Mehrabani

International Marketing and Recruitment Assistant

smehrabani@langara.ca

Solmaz supports marketing and recruitment activities for students and agent partners in many regions around the world. She works closely with students and parents in promoting the College and the programs we offer.

Markets

Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East/North Africa (MENA), and CIS/Central Asia.

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Tatyana Silva Hernandez

International Marketing and Recruitment Assistant

tsilvahernandez@langara.ca

Tatyana supports the recruitment of international students from the assigned countries by answering many questions from new students who want to study in Canada. She loves talking to students and guiding them through the decision making process to understand their options with the programs we offer.

Markets

The Americas, Western Europe, Scandinavia, and Greece

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Annie Wang

China Liaison Assistant

chinamarketing@langara.ca

Annie is based in China and assists the China Liaison Officer to promote Langara’s program. She connects with students, nurtures good relationships with agencies and offshore schools, and enhances awareness in the Chinese speaking markets.

Market

China

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Karan Veer Singh

India Marketing & Recruitment Officer

ieindia@langara.ca

Karan is based in India and has a background in marketing, project management, and consulting. Karan is passionate about supporting international students to achieve their academic and life goals and believes that every student makes a difference to the diversity of Langara College.

Market

India

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Kent Archie

Associate Regional Manager - South East Asia

southeastasia@langara.ca

Kent is based in Indonesia and speaks Indonesia, English, and Chinese. He loves the idea for students to experience other culture to see people differently and with respect. Kent enjoys travelling, watching movies, and other social activity that keep him active and around other people.

Markets

Indonesia, Philippines

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Marcel Chaves

Marketing Representative - Brazil

brazil@langara.ca

Marcel is based in Brazil and has participated in several regional recruitment activities. He enjoys providing students and parents with information and support necessary for a successful experience at Langara College.

Market

Brazil

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Vu Lan Anh (Lana)

Vietnam Marketing Representative

ievietnam@langara.ca

Lana is based in Vietnam and is an experienced international student. She strongly believes that studying abroad is a valuable academic and personal experience for any student. She is passionate to help students step out of their comfort zone and reach new potentials through study in Canada.

Market

Vietnam

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