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 over 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
International Student Coordinators (ISCs) are committed to supporting international students while they are at Langara College. If you are in a post-degree program, or a full-time program in Continuing Studies, please look for the ISC supporting your program. All other students will work with an assigned ISC, usually based on the region you live in. Regions are listed in the profiles.
International Student Coordinator, RISIApbedi@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.
Supporting students from India (Undergraduate)
International Student Coordinatormelodychoi@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.
Supporting students from Africa, Eastern Europe/North Africa (MENA), and CIS/Central Asia, and India (undergraduate)
International Student Coordinator, RCICmelbarbari@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.
Supporting PDD students in Accounting, Marketing Management, Business Administration, Nursing, Data Analytics, Web & Mobile Design and Development, and Applied Planning
International Student Coordinator, RISIAokong@langara.ca
Olivia is passionate about international education and student experience. She hopes to empower students in exploring their potentials and trying new things inside and outside school, so they would enjoy their experience as an international student in Canada. She supports international students in transitioning to Canada and loves sharing related experience and advice with students. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and is a Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor (RISIA). Originally from Hong Kong, Olivia speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, and English. She enjoys traveling and trying different cuisines and recipes.
Supporting students in Continuing Studies programs including LEAP
International Student Coordinatorchinniema@langara.ca
Chinnie has been working with international students for the past five years with experiences in student engagement and advising. Working with international students has always been her passion where she aims to promote student development both inside and outside of the classroom. She was born and raised in Hong Kong but has lived in the U.K. and presently in Canada since she was young. She speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English and loves being able to offer student support in these languages.
Supporting students from China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, The Americas, Western Europe, Scandinavia, Greece, and India (undergraduate)
International Student Coordinatormyoshida@langara.ca
Masashi is passionate about empowering international students to achieve their personal and academic success in Canada. Originally from Nagasaki in rural Japan, he has studied in Tokyo for university, and participated in 2 summer exchange terms in the US and South Korea, and migrated to Canada for graduate school. He understands how difficult and rewarding it is to study abroad. He speaks Japanese and English, and is learning Korean and French.
Supporting students from Japan, Korea, South East Asia, and India (undergraduate)
Manager, International Student Services, RISIAjunwang@langara.ca
Jun has extensive experience in advising students in different age groups and different Langara programs. Born and raised in China, Jun came to Canada in 2011. Jun holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, is a Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor and has completed the Diversity and Inclusion Program through UBC Extended Learning. Jun enjoys working with an energetic and dynamic team that always inspires her.
Carmela De Torres
International Education Assistantinternational@langara.ca
Carmela was born in the Philippines and raised in Metro Vancouver. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian Language and Culture and speaks English, Japanese, French and basic Spanish. She enjoys connecting and engaging with students from all over the world and is dedicated to supporting them with their goals in Canada. In her free time, she loves reading fantasy novels, learning new languages, and dancing.
Lucas Hames Shiguehara
International Education Assistantinternational@langara.ca
Working and studying alongside international and domestic students has kindled in Lucas a passion for assisting others. As a Langara alumnus with a Diploma in Business Management and an Associate of Arts Degree in Creative Writing, he feels most at ease when employing his creative skills to come up with solutions that perfectly fit students’ cases. He hails from São Paulo, Brazil, and has lived in Vancouver for over four years, and speaks English and Portuguese.
International Student Coordinator, Student Experienceacapistrano@langara.ca
Alexandra is a second-generation settler of Filipino descent. She holds a Master’s in Immigration and Settlement Studies and currently serves Langara Global as the International Student Coordinator – Student Experience. As part of the International Student Engagement team, she loves working with students to create opportunities for themselves to grow and thrive in Canada. Outside the office, you can find her indulging in sitcoms, listening to podcasts, and chasing personal records at her powerlifting gym.
International Student Experience Specialistcherrywong@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.
Associate Director, International Student Servicestbrooks@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.
Our Marketing team works closely with prospective students – both local and international – to find the right opportunities at Langara to fulfill their academic goals.
Associate Director – International Marketing and Business Developmenttaoyagi@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.
Japan, Korea, and all South East Asian countries
Manager, International Marketingagill@langara.ca
Originally from India, Gill pursued his entire post-secondary education as an international student while completing an undergraduate degree in New Zealand and then a master’s degree in Canada. Through this experience, Gill relates to the apprehensions a student might have when it comes to relocating to another country to study and takes pride in reassuring students that they are making the correct decision about pursing an education in Canada.
Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States, South Asia excluding India
Associate Director, International Marketingfmaciel@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.
The Americas, Western Europe, Scandinavia, and Greece
Associate Director, Domestic Marketing and Recruitmentjpaige@langara.ca
Jennifer holds a Master's Degree in International Social Development and has worked in the areas of education, community development, humanitarian relief, and internationalization in several countries across Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe. Being a lifelong learner, Jennifer is passionate about supporting educational opportunities that combine theoretical and practical approaches while offering global perspectives and opportunities. Jennifer works with her team to welcome new students to Langara while promoting a campus that is inclusive and diverse.
Manager, International Marketing and Recruitment, RISIAszhang@langara.ca
Sarah holds a master’s degree in Education and maintains the designation as a Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor (RISIA). With years of work experience in the Canadian post-secondary education sector, she endeavours to understand the needs for current and prospective international students and facilitate an environment for students to succeed. Sarah enjoys working with diverse stakeholders and building/strengthening business relationships to achieve team objectives.
China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau
International Marketing and Recruitment Assistantkcho@langara.ca
Originally born in Korea, Kate came to Canada as an international student. She has worked at Langara College since 2017 gaining experience through her roles with Continuing Studies programs and Admissions. Her passion lies in guiding international students to find programs that align with their aspirations, ensuring successful studies, and experiences in Canada.
Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Azerbaijan, and South Asia (excluding India)
Domestic Marketing and Recruitment Assistantshamidiaval@langara.ca
Born and raised in Iran, Shadi holds a doctorate in dentistry and, after 4 years of being an instructor in the dental faculty, she decided to move to Canada in 2019. She is a Langara alumnus, who graduated from LEAP in 2019 and from PDD Business Administration in 2021. She pursued her passion in student services as an international education assistant. With her business degree and years of experience in student services, she supports domestic high school students from Vancouver and North Vancouver in their academic journey and is dedicated to creating a safe inclusive environment for all Langara students.
Tatyana Silva Hernandez
International Marketing and Recruitment Assistanttsilvahernandez@langara.ca
Tatyana was born and raised in Brazil. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Advertisement and Marketing and has been working in the International Education field since 2009, the year she landed in Canada. Tatyana is passionate about assisting international students and supporting them to create a life-changing experience. She understands different students’ backgrounds with different values and traditions, helping them navigate through the College process. Fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, Tatyana works with her team to engage and welcome international students to the Langara community.
The Americas, Western Europe, and Scandinavia
International Marketing and Recruitment Assistantflee@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.
China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan
Domestic Marketing and Recruitment Assistantcqiang@langara.ca
Chris is passionate about diversity, interculturalism, and making positive impacts on other’s path to success. Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management and has been working in student services to support the educational journey of prospective and current students. Originally from China, Chris came to Canada at a young age – he is fluent in Mandarin, English, Cantonese, and is currently learning French.
Domestic Marketing and Recruitment Assistantramanpreetsingh@langara.ca
Raman is a Langara Alumni with an Associate of Arts diploma. Raman has a congenial personality and is passionate about engaging with and supporting anyone who is trying to plan for their future. He is experienced in intercultural communications and enjoys working with people from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds, ensuring to provide a safe space for everyone. He was born in India and can speak Hindi, Punjabi, and English. Drawing through his experiences, Raman makes a concerted effort to make you feel at ease and support your prospects.
International Marketing and Recruitment Assistantmjyun@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.
Japan, Korea, South East Asia
Nguyen Thi Hoang An (An)
Marketing Representative – Vietnamievietnam@langara.ca
Based in Vietnam, where the government is strongly promoting education, especially in Canada, An is a firm believer that study abroad provides invaluable opportunities and an unrivaled education. She is passionate about assisting students in becoming international citizens and realizing their full potential by studying in Canada.
Jian Li (Lee)
China Liaison Assistantchinamarketing@langara.ca
Lee is based in Beijing, China and he assists the China Liaison Officer to promote Langara's program. Lee obtained a master's degree in Mathematics from Australia and has worked in the international education field for more than 15 years. He connects with students, nurtures good relationships with agencies and offshore schools, and enhances awareness of Langara in the Chinese speaking markets.
Associate Regional Manager - Southeast Asiasoutheastasia@langara.ca
Michael joined Langara Global in 2023 with 10 years of experience in higher education. He supports communication across Indonesia and Philippines and is passionate about helping international students break out of their comfort zone to achieve their dream of studying in Canada.
Indonesia and Philippines
Karan Veer Singh
India Marketing & Recruitment Officerieindia@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.
China Liaison Officeriechina@langara.ca
Leila Yang is based in Beijing, here she promotes Langara ‘s program，with 7 years of study and work background in Canada，and 12 years of overseas education working experience. She is familiar with Canadian higher education system and relevant policies for international students, and provide detailed guidance on study, life and career for helping students to achieve their future goals.