The Team at Granville College is a tight-knit group dedicated to helping our students. We support you to overcome educational barriers. We are your partner in helping you become skilled, confident and in-demand employees.
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Jennifer Barredo is from the Philippines, the Pearl of the Orient. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration with a major in international marketing with 10 years of sales and marketing experience. She enjoys talking to people and influencing strategic business decisions. She has been with a few different industries, such as Oracle Corporation (top IT Software company), Sun life Insurance, and First Advantage (background screening).
Jennifer has joined Granville College as an Admission Advisor. It is her passion to help people to achieve their career goals/ dreams in life. Outside of her work, she enjoys singing, dancing, shopping and travel.
Faiza has been associated with the education industry for the past 4 years. Her aim is to ensure educational quality standards are consistently upheld, and her teaching methods adapt to changing student demands with pragmatism. Before joining Granville college, she taught business courses at City University, St. Lawrence, Stenberg, Focus and Avalon college.
She graduated from the Smith School of Business at Queens University with an MBA degree in Strategy and Business Management. Faiza brings in 10 years of industry experience in the banking and operations fields. As a certified financial planner, she progressed towards leadership roles in different multinational banks like ABN AMRO, ICICI, and Citibank. She has also worked as an entrepreneur in the real estate industry for three years after attaining her UBC real estate license.
When not teaching, she loves to travel and learn about new cultures and regions; this has taken her to over fifteen destinations. She speaks five languages, and her multicultural background allows her to work with people at all levels.
Kashif is aTourism and Hospitality professionalwith extensive experience in managing hotel front office operationsin Vancouver, with ultra-luxury and leading brands such as Rosewood, Marriott, and Coast Hotels. Kashif also brings with him a significant teaching experience with various private and public educational institutions locally and internationally. He holds a Master’s degree in Tourism Management from Royal Roads University, aBachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Pune (India), and a Diploma in Tourism Management from Capilano University.
Kashif’s passion for the industry and his belief in education as a life-long process keeps him motivated to pursue new educational avenues within tourism and hospitality domains.This drive has enabled him to explore transitioning and emerging economies of Central Asia where he is collaborating with the University of Central Asia (UCA) asa volunteer to help them build tourism and hospitality curriculum for rural-remote mountainous communities. As an avid tourism professional, much of his time when not teaching turns into traveling and exploring newcultures and bringing in those organic experiences to the classroom setting.
Cheryl’s dedication and passion for education spans over 20 years. In Winnipeg, she began working with children at the age of 16 and was a playground leader at a local community park. In Grade 11, she began working for the City of Winnipeg / Winnipeg School Division and led summer camps. It was not a surprise that she jumped into the Education program at the University of Winnipeg where she graduated with a Bachelor of Education for K-7. In a bold move to Vancouver in 1990, she was embraced by the world of ESL and held various positions such as Program Director, Admissions Advisor and Pathways Administrator. She also had a love of event planning and worked with the Education and Career Fairs, hosting over 10,000 students each fair season from high schools around the province. Having been in the industry and travelled extensively to events in countries like Turkey, Mexico, Germany, Taiwan and China, her network has followed her throughout her career. It is her interest in finding the best possibilities for clients that has led her to Granville College. She looks forward to changing people’s lives and helping them pivot to new careers.
Justyna is Granville College’s Senior Education Administrator. She graduated from the Olds College Animal Health Technology program in 2011 and has worked extensively in companion animal clinics, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and at both the Calgary and Greater Vancouver Zoo. Justyna also has experience volunteering abroad with animal welfare organizations, providing primary veterinary care in sterilization, vaccination, parasite control, and emergency care to impoverished communities in South Africa. Believing that one of the most important means of improving the well-being of any animal is proper owner education, she pursued a career as an instructor at Granville College in early 2016. She and her teammates have developed and implemented an effective VTA training program to allow students to enter the veterinary industry with the necessary skills to provide the highest standard of care to both patient and client.
Being an avid outdoor enthusiast, Justyna spends her spare time mountaineering, rock climbing, scuba diving, and hiking continuous laps on the Grouse Grind every year to raise money for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Katy joined the Granville College family in February 2021 primarily as an Instructor and Administrator at the Downtown Campus. After graduating with honours from Granville College in March 2018, Katy was hired by her practicum and spent the next three years working in one of Vancouver’s most respected Veterinary Hospital’s, where she still locums today. Katy has also worked closely with one of Vancouver’s behavioural and welfare specialists and prior to this has worked with the Edmonton Humane Society in the behavioural and foster departments.
Katy’s favourite curriculum module to teach is communications and client services, where she can excel in delivering great knowledge and compassion for pets and clients alike.
Mandy is a proud alumnus of Granville College Class of 2001. Since graduating, she has spent most of her time working in clinics in the Greater Vancouver area or volunteering as a member of the Animal Care Committee at UBC. And if that does not fill her pet time quota - she loves to pet sit for clients and friends.Mandy is committed to animal welfare, educating clients, and supporting Veterinarians, with a particular interest in Geriatric animal care and support – her family cat “Libby” is a spry 22 year old white domestic short hair.
When Mandy’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, young daughter and “Libby“. They can often be found biking around town, hanging out at the beach, ortravelling to eastern Canada to visit family in her hometown in Nova Scotia.
Mandy has been instructing at Granville College since 2017 and thoroughly enjoys preparing students for a career in the Veterinary industry. She still manages to keep in touch with a number of her graduating students as they embark on their new careers and this year Mandy will be leading the College’s Community Outreach program to enhance our partnerships with the Veterinary community.
Chantal is Granville College’s Senior Faculty for the Hospitality Management Program. Chantal has over 20 years experience in hotel operations in Vancouver, primarily with the Wall Centre’s Sheraton and Westin Hotels. Starting at the front desk, Chantal worked her way up through the front office, most recently holding the position of Director of Rooms for the award winning Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport Hotel. She has a natural passion for helping others, and enjoys sharing her many experience with our students. After pivoting careers in 2019, she is now an experienced instructor both in person and online, and is a soon to be graduate of Simon Fraser University with her Masters of Education.
When not working or studying, Chantal devotes much of her time to her daughter and to her garden. Her family enjoys the local bike trails, and in the summer they love to explore BC’s campgrounds.