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We value the quality and success of our instructors and promote a people-oriented work culture.

Brighton College’s programs are developed and instructed by industry professionals who are closely connected within their fields.

Brighton’s instructors are experienced industry professionals who have a degree and two or more years of work experience (or diploma and over 10 years of experience) in their field. Regular instructors complete the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW), which is equivalent to the Provincial Instructor Diploma program (PIDP) course, “PIDP3220 – Delivery of Instruction.” Many of our instructors also hold graduate degrees and/or professional qualifications in their field.

Our instructors bring their real-world experience to the classroom through anecdotal examples, resources, professional networks, and may bring students to learn off site through field trips.

Brighton College Faculty and Governance Board waiting to congratulate the graduating class.

Program Coordinators

Edward Cheung

Edward Cheung

Building and Engineering Technology

Edward has a Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering and has been teaching for over 20 years at several universities and colleges, including Capilano College and St. Clair College of Technology. He has also worked for several consulting companies, including Core Group Consultants. He has experience in construction engineering, architectural drafting, and AutoCAD, in both private and public higher education.

He has been the driving force behind the development of all our Building and Engineering Technology programs. Edward’s true passion is teaching and his commitment to his students is evident. It starts with his keenness to connect with them during the admissions process to ensure they choose the right program for their skills and goals. He continues by monitoring each student’s progress all the way to leveraging his industry connections to place students in the right practicum and potentially helping them find work post-graduation.

Joe Sam

Joe Sam

Business

Joe Sam holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Simon Fraser University. He has been teaching Business, Communications, and Computer courses for over ten years. Joe participates in daily professional development. He is a certified Neuro Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner. He enjoys coaching and mentoring students in career and personal development.

Joe has film and television production experience as an actor, producer, editor, and director. Joe has produced, directed, and written many video documentaries that has aired throughout North America.

Joe furthers his knowledge and business skills through attending business and personal development seminars. He owns and manages a successful real estate investment business and is involved in sport performance coaching. He trains, coaches, and mentors MMA fighters for international competitions.

Barry Morgan

Barry Morgan

Hospitality

Barry Morgan has a Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Administration Diploma from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute and a BC Provincial Instructor Diploma from VCC. He brings with him many years of experience starting humbly as a front desk agent, then rising through the ranks as the Director of Personnel, Internal Auditor, Catering Manager, Food and Beverage Manager and Assistant General Manager in the hotel industry.

As the former Chief Operating Officer at several prestigious private golf clubs in Canada, as well as a former Operations Manager at several Holiday Inns and the Banff Springs Hotel, Barry has lived and breathed hospitality for the entire length of his career. Barry remains engaged in the industry through consulting work in the Canadian private club industry.

Jim Wong

Jim Wong

Accounting

Jim is a Chartered Professional Accounting holding a CPA-CMA designation from the Chartered Professional Accountants Association of BC and a certified Payroll Compliance Practitioner with the Canadian Payroll Association. Jim also carries industry certification to implement the Sage 300 ERP software suite, and substantial experience implementing and training on accounting software such as Sage 50 and Quickbooks.

Jim’s knowledge of accounting software is practical as well as academic. Jim has worked with accounting software systems and prepare management reports for junior resource companies in the mining sector, software development companies, small retail stores, professional business, fishing, and construction and subcontractor companies. He has a passion for teaching and keeps even the most challenging accounting topics fun and lively.

Beatriz Zarzosa

Beatriz Zarzosa

International Trade

Beatriz holds a Master’s in Statistics, a B.A. in Chemical Engineering, a B.A. in Leadership, an International Trade Diploma, a FITT certification, and ISO9001 and 14001 Lead Auditor Certifications. She has also previously taught subjects in Project Engineering at UNITEC in Mexico City. She has over two decades worth of industry experience in the Automotive, Auto Parts, and Fashion industries, and important experience teaching and mentoring at a corporate level. Beatriz has worked as a professional in Total Quality Management, Product Standardization, Project Design and Implementation, and Risk Management for 12 years, and has gained experience in International Trade for the last ten years as a Logistics Manager. She brings a fresh perspective from her previous work in dynamic and fast-paced fields.

GOVERNANCE BOARD

Brighton College is headed by a board of distinguished educators from universities and colleges in BC. Its main purpose is to ensure that the college maintains the highest standards of academic and professional excellence.

The board consists of the following members:

Barbara Moon

Barbara Moon

Board Member

B.Sc. (Hons), Ph.D. (SFU), Professor Emeritus and former Head of the Department of Biology at the University of the Fraser Valley; Dean of Arts and Science, Alexander College.

Geoff Sale

Geoff Sale

Board Member

Manager of Internationally Trained Professionals, ASTTBC member and former Chair of Canadian Technology Accreditation Board.

Eric Zhao

Eric Zhao

Board Member

Vice President, Brighton College.

Marv Westrom

Marv Westrom

Board Member

B.Ed., M.Ed., Ph.D. (Alberta), Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Education, UBC; President, Alexander College.

Patrick Zhao

Patrick Zhao

Board Member

M.Sc., President, Brighton College.