Allow me to introduce myself: I am Greg Chan (M.A., UBC) from the Department of English at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, where I have enjoyed teaching rhetoric, composition, and literature courses for the last twenty years. Outside of the classroom, I am proud to serve as the faculty sponsor of two student associations: the Kwantlen English Commons and the Kwantlen Film Club.
More recently, I have taught ENGL 2350 and ENGL 4350, upper-level courses in film studies -- a field that has become not only the launchpad for my scholarly research, but also the central focus of my pedagogy. As a digital humanist in this interdisciplinary field, I have launched an open-access, peer-reviewed journal called Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film and Visual Narration. The publication will serve as a capstone to the film minor program currently in development at KPU. As the journal's editor-in-chief, I will be coordinating a corresponding internship program, whereby students in other disciplines--Creative Writing, History, Criminology, Sociology, Fine Arts, and Communications--could engage in experiential learning by serving as assistant copy-editors, proofreaders, and layout specialists.
Previous to Kwantlen, I was a sessional instructor in UBC's Department of English and a faculty associate at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (formerly the Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth). When I am not teaching in the academic world, I have taught business writing courses for UBC's Writing Centre and done customized training for a variety of clients: the Sauder School of Business, the BC Safety Authority, HSBC, CGA Canada, Knight Piesold, Hatfield Consultants, Sanford Housing Society, MHPM Project Managers, and BC Hydro.
I welcome you to read my teaching philosophy here.