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Faculty

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

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 of 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.

Beatriz Zarzosa, Program Coordinator of International Trade

Beatriz Zarzosa

International Trade and Freight Forwarding

Beatriz holds a Master’s in Statistics, a BA in Chemical Engineering, a BA 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 notable 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 10 years as a Logistics Manager. She brings a fresh perspective from her previous work in dynamic and fast-paced fields.

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.

Jim Wong

Jim Wong

Accounting and Payroll

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.

Barry Morgan

Barry Morgan

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. He was awarded a Fellowship of Professional Club Management (FPCM) in 1992. Barry remains engaged in the industry through consulting work in the Canadian private club industry.

Stan Binning, Program Coordinator of Information Technology

Stan Binning

Information Technology

Stan Binning graduated from Kwantlen Polytechnic University and has over twenty years of IT experience. Stan has honed his professional skills as an IT Specialist focused on delivering tangible and intangible benefits for his clients. As an information technologist, Stan has designed and deployed multi-million dollar projects to create highly available IT solutions for globally recognized companies.

Stan holds several IT certifications including MCSE/MCSA in Network and Server technologies from Microsoft, Server and Network Virtualization Specialist from WMWARE, and Fibre Channel Storage Area Network fabric specialist from BROCADE.