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Carel Schoch, UCW Blog Author

Carel Schoch

Head Instructor, University Access Program

Carel Schoch is the Head Instructor of UCW’s University Access Program, which supports students in building their academic English skills before entering their degree program. He has both a Diploma and Master’s in Education in the teaching of English as a Second Language. Carel has 22 years of experience in the field, and is very passionate about helping people to build their communication skills.

Tamara Papo, UCW Blog Author

Tamara Papo

Career Services Specialist

Tamara Papo has a degree in psychology from UBC and a Postgraduate Diploma in Employment Counselling from Yorkville University. She has been working in private and public post-secondary institutions since 2008 as a Career Counsellor. In her free time, she volunteers at many different non-profit organizations such as Mosaic, Crisis Centre and the Immigrant Services Society of BC. Tamara writes about career topics, employment and job search techniques. 

Dr. James Bowen

UCW Professor

Dr. James Bowen is a professor at University Canada West. He is associated with 10 universities, including three in Europe, where he teaches in their MBA programs in more than 12 subject areas including: technology, leadership, marketing, supply chain management, project management, entrepreneurship and strategy. Dr. Bowen also has over 20 years of management experience in a wide variety of areas of an organization and has also written two books discussing the creation and growth of high-tech product companies. His third book, The Entrepreneurial Effect, draws upon his wide network of entrepreneurs in a collaborative approach, with a focus on lessons learned from entrepreneurs and investors. Dr. Bowen is also the originator of the Entrepreneurial Effect Award for entrepreneurs.

Dr. Bruce Hiebert

Teaching MBA, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication

Dr. Bruce Hiebert holds a Ph.D. in historical ethics from Simon Fraser University, one of the leading Canadian public universities and where he won the President’s research award. He is an award-winning instructor in business, philosophy and religion. Dr. Hiebert has published two books on the topic of workplace ethics and is currently extending that research into the ethics of organizational leadership with an edited collection on the neuroscience of leadership currently in press.

Jennifer Spiegel

Brock Dykeman

Peter Caulfield

Dr. Alison Granger-Brown

Rheanna Labossiere

Communications Assistant

Meghdeep Patnaik, UCW Blog Author

Meghdeep Patnaik

Content Executive

Meghdeep is an Engineer who followed her passion for writing. She is a writer now, based out of Hyderabad, India. She is an avid reader and a wanderer. Dog lover is the word that describes her the best. When she’s not working, she is either binge-watching FRIENDS for the 100th time or professing her love for John Grisham’s books. Oh, and she writes poems too!

Varun Mehta, UCW Blog Author

Varun Mehta

Content Executive

Varun is an economics graduate who prefers writing more than studying economic models. He enjoys writing about food, music and travel. When he’s not working, he’s either cooking or eating, playing with dogs, listening to music, binge-watching Brooklyn 99, reading or cheering for Manchester United. Also, he proudly describes himself as a Potterhead!

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