Catherine Glass Department Chair and Instructor

Phone:
Office: T400C
Email: cglass@langara.ca

C.S., M.Sc. (Toronto), Biology, Ph.D., (UBC), Public Health.

 

Courses taught:

HSCI 2212- Perspectives on Immunology, Infectious, and Parasitic Diseases

Annette Floyd Instructor

Phone: 604.323.5511 ext. 2085
Office: T520H
Email: afloyd@langara.ca

 

I completed my MSc in Public Health through the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where my research focused on refugee women and healthcare access in Canada.  I have been a registered nurse for more than 20 years, having completed my nursing diploma at Camosun College and BSN through BCIT. I also obtained a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene through the Gorgas Institute in Lima, Peru.

 

As a nurse, I have worked in settings as diverse as Nunavut (Canadian Artic), Sudan (east Africa) and Vancouver’s Downtown East side. I spent more than ten years working with newly-arrived refugees in Vancouver. I have a strong interest in health equity, health policy and healthcare access for underserved populations.

 

Courses taught:

HSCI 1120- Introduction to Human Sexuality and Behaviour

HSCI 1130- Foundations of Health Science

HSCI 1160- Global Perspectives on Health

Sara Beiggi Instructor

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Email: sbeiggi@langara.ca

I have received my MSc in molecular evolution from the Department of Science at the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB) and my PhD from the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics at the University of Manitoba, in collaboration with the Research Institute of Oncology and Hematology at CancerCare Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB). I began my PhD research by investigating the biochemistry and the signal transductions in breast cancers and concluded it with multiple projects on cancer epidemiology, in particular blood malignancies. I continued my interdisciplinary research at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN, USA) where I did a postdoctoral fellowship in Genetic Epidemiology focusing on blood malignancies.

 

I have published in several peer-reviewed medical journals and presented my work at multiple international conferences.

 

Courses taught:

HSCI 1120- Introduction to Human Sexuality and Behaviour

HSCI 1130- Foundations of Health Science

HSCI 1195- Human Biology of Aging

HSCI 2216- Ecological Determinants of Human Growth, Development and Health

HSCI 2295- Age-related Conditions and Interventions

 

Patrick de Sousa Instructor

Phone: 604.323.5511
Office: C307
Email: pdesousa@langara.ca

Patrick has been a Registered Nurse for almost 30 years. He started his nursing practice in Toronto after graduating with a diploma from George Brown College in Toronto. Patrick continued his education and completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) from Ryerson University (Toronto) and a Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of British Columbia. 

 

Patrick has worked in acute care in Toronto, London (England) and Vancouver. He worked as a camp nurse for children with kidney disease and as a street nurse with people who were homeless or under-housed before becoming an educator. Patrick has taught in Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Licensed Practical Nursing, and Health Care Assistant (HCA) and preparation workshop for international educated nurses at many different colleges in Greater Vancouver. He brought Canadian nursing students to Bangladesh for an international placement and taught Community Health Nursing at the International University of Business Agriculture and Technology. 

 

Patrick teaches domestic and internationally educated nurses in the classroom, nursing simulation lab, and in clinical settings within the Langara School of Nursing. He has taught HSCI 2215 - Perspectives on Disability and Injury within the Department of Health Sciences since 2018.  

 

Courses taught:

HSCI 2215- Perspectives on Disability and Injury

Hilary Campbell Instructor

Phone:
Office: T520i
Email: hilarycampbell@langara.ca

I completed my Master of Social Work from UBC and completed original research on social work in ambulance work. I have worked in a variety of positions in acute care hospitals and community, including emergency, intensive care, addicitons, and mental health. I have been a Registered Clinical Social Worker for over 10 years. 
In addition to working in Vancouver, I completed 2 assignments with Doctors Without Borders in roles that involved supervising the mental health components and addiction components of medical projects.

 

Courses taught:

HSCI 1120- Introduction to Human Sexuality and Behaviour

HSCI 1180- Drugs and Society

Anastasia Frank Instructor

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Office:
Email: afrank@langara.ca

 

Courses taught:

HSCI 1130- Foundations of Health Science

HSCI 1180- Drugs and Society

HSCI 2214- Perspectives on Mental Health and Illness

Tatiana Popovitskaia Instructor

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Office:
Email: tpopovitskaia@langara.ca

Courses taught:

HSCI 2211: Perspectives on Cancer, Cardiovascular, and Metabolic Diseases

Gwen Lister Instructor

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Email: glister@langara.ca

Originally from the US, I got my bachelor's of social work from Colorado State University and completed a master's in public health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland (with a focus on 2SLGBTQ+ population health). I've spent the past 10 years of my career working in various roles in sexual health, mental health and substance use in Vancouver and the US including outreach, case management, counseling, program development, etc. A major focus of my work involves curriculum development, and teaching/training health professionals to be more inclusive and low-barrier. Outside of Langara I work as a concurrent disorders (mental health and substance use) counsellor at VCH. 

 

Courses taught:

HSCI 1120- Introduction to Human Sexuality and Behaviour