The Environmental Protection Technology Program is delivered by a variety of instructors selected to provide a balance of academic rigour and industry experience. There are three types of instructors:
a) the EPT program instructors;
b) the contract instructors;
c) Kwantlen instructors from other departments.
The EPT program chair, the EPT laboratory instructor, and the EPT co-operative education coordinator are the program instructors.
The chair coordinates the daily activities of the program, attends meetings on behalf of the program, acts as the first point of contact for prospective students, and performs instructional duties. The laboratory instructor maintains the EPT lab and its equipment, coordinates supplies and logistics, and performs key instructional duties for all hands-on field and lab EPT exercises. The co-op coordinator effects key liaisons between the program and industry, promotes the program and identifies work-term opportunities, coordinates student placements, and performs instructional duties in work search techniques and ethics.
The program relies on contract instructors for their practical industrial or governmental experience and their breadth of knowledge of the industry. They are selected primarily for their ability to share their practical work experience.
The program also relies on Kwantlen faculty instructors from other departments to deliver some of the basic science and service courses. Some of these instructors have also been actively involved in the development of some programs courses. Key instructors include Carl Whitney (biology), Deepani Indurugalla (chemistry), and John Martin (geography). Their profiles can be found in their own web pages.
Chair / Faculty Instructor
Voice Mail: 3226
Ph.D. P.Ag. Several years research experience in agricultural engineering and resource management. Over 20 years teaching experience in Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering as well as Environmental Technology. Consulting experience as Environmental Scientist. Teaches Air Quality, Water Resources, Solid Waste Management, and Environmental Issues.
Lab Instructor / Technician
Voice Mail: 3318
B.Sc.5years experience as laboratory and field environmental technician for Environment Canada. 14 years laboratory and field supervision, Chemistry and Environmental Technology. Lab Instructor for Soil and Water Sampling, Air Quality, Contaminated Sites, Environmental Safety.
Voice Mail: 3264
BBA Entrepreneurial Leadership, and a graduate of the EPT program with 10 years of Co-op Education and Career Services experience. Teaches Co-op 1101, 2101, 2301,1110 and 2110.
Ph.D. Also a widely-published Associate Professor at SFU with over 10 years teaching experience. Current research focuses on Aquatic Toxicology with projects in arctic, temperate and tropical systems. Teaches Environmental Toxicology.
B.A. (Radio & Television), M.A. (Communication). Andrew is an environmental communication expert and public relations professional, working with citizens, non-profits, Aboriginal communities and socially responsible businesses. He teaches Environment & Society, The Urban Environment and Environmental Legislation. His current research interests include public engagement on climate change and urban agriculture.
Andrew also teaches Professional Communication in the School of Business