Yan Li has worked as an instructor, freelancer, and translator in China before coming to Canada in 1987. She started teaching at Renison in 1997 and has taught courses in Chinese culture, history, literature, and language.
I was born in Vietnam and immigrated to Canada at the age of nine. After receiving my BA in English from the University of Calgary I embarked on a two-year teaching stint in Tokyo, Japan. When I left Japan, I backpacked around Asia for a year. Upon my return to Canada, I entered graduate school at McMaster University, where I specialized in Asian diaspora literature and culture.
Daniel Bratton taught Canadian and American literature at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto in Mississauga before spending seventeen years in the Far East, first in South Korea and then in Japan. He was a professor at Miyazaki International College in Miyazaki, Kyushu, and Doshisha University in Kyoto, where he also taught in the Graduate School of Letters at Kyoto University. Returning to Canada in 2011, he co-founded the Elora Poetry Centre.
I am an Assistant Professor of Applied Language and English Language Studies at Renison University College / University of Waterloo. I teach courses in SLA theory, methodology and assessment as well as research writing courses to University of Waterloo graduate students. My research interests include language teacher education, (critical) English for specific/academic purposes, and relations of power in global academic knowledge production. My current research projects include investigations into
My primary areas of research interest are Comparative Literature (Arabic and English), Forum Theatre and social change, drama in Education and Language Pedagogy. I am principally interested in the representation of political violence in modern Arabic and English drama.
I believe that learning is an experiential and reciprocal process in which students develop a capacity for self-direction and self- generation of ideas, and also they learn through action, experience and exploration mediated in a collaborative and cooperative educational setting.
Shiraz Sheikh is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto’s Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, completing final requirements towards a PhD in Islamic Intellectual History, with a focus on knowledge and learning in the early Ottoman period. His dissertation topic is on the life and works of Molla Şemseddin Fenari (d. 1430), the first Şeyhül-İslam of the Ottoman state. Currently, he lectures on Islamic Civilization at York University’s Department of History.
Dr. Cai’s research interests include regional integration and institution-building in East Asia, China’s foreign relations and foreign policy, cross-Taiwan Straits relations, and various political, security and economic issues in the East Asian region. Dr. Cai is the author of three books and the editor of one volume. Besides, Dr. Cai has also published a number of refereed journal articles, book chapters and other pieces.
Research areas: Korean Language & Literature, Language Teaching Theory and Methodology, Language & Culture, Bilingualism
Y.G. Kim received his B.A. in Korean Language and Literature from Seoul University. At the University of Toronto, he completed both an M.A. (East Asian Studies) and an M.Ed. (Language Education) before receiving an Ed.D. in Language Education from the University of Toronto (1992).