We want to help you make the right choice.

If you'd like a one-on-one visit or phone call, please get in touch with department chair Barry Link, blink@langara.ca. For more information about Journalism at Langara, please visit our program page and Facebook page, where students and grads post information about journalism issues, jobs, and life. 

Erica Bulman

Phone: 604.323.5877
Office: A291e
Email: ebulman@langara.ca

Erica Bulman

Erica Bulman is a journalist and newsroom leader with 25 years of journalistic experience, locally and internationally.

After freelancing for several years in Europe in the mid-1990s, she was hired by The Associated Press as a European Roving Correspondent based out of the wire agency’s UN bureau in Geneva, where she closely covered the activities of the World Meteorological Organization, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the World Health Organization.

She covered other high-profile stories such as the Swiss banks scandal, Korean peace talks, the G8 summit riots in Switzerland and France, and the 1998 Swissair 111 crash.

In 2008, she returned to Canada to spearhead the Olympic News Service for Vancouver 2010.

After the Games, Erica became the Editor-in-Chief of 24 hours Vancouver. In 2018, she was entrusted with launching the Star Vancouver as part of the Toronto Star’s nationalization.

Effie Klein

Phone: 604.323.5395
Office: A291f
Email: eklein@langara.ca

Effie Klein

Effie Klein’s experience is in both news and production, having worked for various Vancouver newsrooms - BCTV, CTV, CKVU, Global, and CityTV - while maintaining her own production company. In her capacity as a journalist, she’s worked mainly as an Editor, Supervising Editor, Writer, Associate Producer, and Feature Producer, but has also taken on camera and directing roles in her documentary work. A number of her series and documentaries have been recognized with awards from the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters (BCAB), the Jack Webster Foundation, and the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).

Klein’s teaching experience includes the Broadcasting Department at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), in both the television and journalism streams, and the Journalism Department at Langara College. Her academic training includes a Broadcasting Certificate (BCIT), a Bachelor’s in Psychology (UBC), and a Masters in Adult Education (UBC).

Petti Fong

Phone: 604.323.5511 ext. 3564
Office: A291f
Email: pfong@langara.ca

Peg Fong

Peg Fong is the Vancouver correspondent for The Economist magazine and most recently worked as a producer and reporter for CBC Vancouver in television, radio and online. She was the western bureau chief or the Toronto Star, a reporter for The Globe and Mail and The Vancouver Sun. She is a regular international affairs columnist for the South China Morning Post and MetroNews and the co-founder of the animal news site critterfiles.com and the travel writing site Vacay.ca. She has a master of science degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York.

Neil Amsler

Phone: 604.323.5415
Office: A227e
Email: namsler@langara.ca

Neil Amsler

Neil Amsler is our department go-to guy for everything tech. He’s been an instructional assistant here at Langara’s Creative Arts program for more than 12 years. Prior to joining journalism, his certification in Apple tech was put to work in maintaining the college’s Mac labs throughout the campus. He’s also provided one-on-one tech support to faculty and staff and has done training in InDesign and Photoshop. He’s currently the department IA, providing support to the curriculum, instructors and students. A graduate of Langara’s Publishing program, Neil has worked in web production and print design. He is an avid photographer in his spare time.

Kim Bolan

Phone: 604.323.5876
Office: A291c
Email: kbolan@langara.ca


Kim is an award-winning reporter for The Vancouver Sun, where she has worked since 1984. She currently covers gangs and organized crime and runs the popular anti-gang blog The Real Scoop. Kim has covered the biggest criminal cases in B.C. history from the Air India bombing to serial killer Robert Pickton to the Surrey Six gangland slaying. Her work over the years has taken her to wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central America and repeatedly to northern India to investigate the Air India bombing. Her book on the bombing, Loss of Faith: How the Air India Bombers Got Away with Murder, won the Dafoe Book Prize and was a finalist for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize and the Edna Staebler Award. Kim graduated from the University of Western Ontario’s journalism program after completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria.

Frances Bula

Phone: 604.323.5876
Office: A291c
Email: fbula@langara.ca


Frances is a leading journalist in Vancouver, specializing in urban issues and city politics. She freelances for the Globe and Mail, Vancouver magazine, BC Business, and other publications, after having spent two decades as the education and city-hall reporter at the Vancouver Sun. She was the city columnist for Vancouver magazine from 2008-2015, where her work has earned “best column” at both the Western Magazine Awards and National Magazine Awards. As well, she runs a popular blog and is a political commentator for CKNW, CBC, and Radio-Canada. Frances has been teaching journalism for 23 years.

Barry Link

Phone: 604.323.5511 ext. 2325
Office: A291b
Email: blink@langara.ca

Barry Link

Barry Link graduated from Langara’s journalism program in the early 1990s and jumped into a newspaper career involving the Medicine Hat News, the Richmond News, the Vancouver Courier, The Tyee and community newspaper throughout the Lower Mainland. As a reporter, columnist and editor, he’s covered arts, education, culture, technology, and municipal, provincial and federal politics, writing about everything from Cantopop to school board deals with tech corporations and shady nomination battles to the last roundup of wild horses in Western Canada. He was an early advocate for journalism in new online platforms with the web, social media and video and podcasting. He’s worked with hundreds of writers and freelancers and mentored many young journalists working in the field today. He now works as a freelance writer and editor.


Dan Fumano

Email: dfumano@langara.ca

Fumano-sized-mugshot.pngDan Fumano has been the City Columnist at The Vancouver Sun and The Province since 2017, covering municipal politics and a range of civic issues including housing, policing, and culture.

Dan’s work at the Sun and Province, where he started in 2013 as a reporting intern, has been recognized with provincial and national journalism awards, including the National Newspaper Awards. 

Prior to being hired with his hometown papers, Dan’s reporting appeared in other publications including The Globe and Mail. He also worked for NBC on its coverage of the past seven Olympic Games.

Dan completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of B.C. and a Master of Journalism at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).

Jesse Winter

Email: jwinter@langara.ca

thumbnail_Jesse-Winter-2.jpgJesse Winter is an award-winning photojournalist and writer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. His recent work focuses primarily on the intersections of climate change and social justice. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star and numerous other publications. He is a founding member of the United Photojournalists of Canada, which advocates on behalf of Canadian freelance photojournalists to improve rates, contracts, and working conditions in Canadian media, through collective action. In a past life, Jesse represented Canada as a competitive cross-country ski racer at the 2008 Under 23 World Championships. He is most at home on the road armed with his camera, note pad, and a few gallons of coffee.

Shafiq Jamal

Email: sjamal@langara.ca

With over 26 years’ experience in the corporate sector, Shafiq has garnered extensive experience in crisis, issues, and reputational risk management, covering a wide and diverse range of industries and sectors. He has held increasingly senior positions, both on the PR agency as well as in-house on the client side. Since March 2020, he has been running his own independent PR and communications consultancy.

He has provided counsel on issues that have included data and security breaches, global disease, and virus outbreaks (including COVID-19, Ebola, Avian Flu, and SARS), real estate project opposition, health related issues, loss of life, employee misconduct, weather disasters, labour contract disputes, community opposition, product recalls, product tampering, hostile takeovers, insider trading, hazmat situations, land rezoning, and bomb scares.

Bal Brach

Email: bbrach@langara.ca

balbrach_headshot.pngBal Brach is a freelance producer and guest host for CBC Vancouver radio. She’s spent nearly 20 years working in radio, television and online news across Canada. Bal has worked for Global News, CTV, and CBC News. At CBC, Bal produced an award winning podcast on Vancouver’s housing crisis. She is also the recipient of multiple regional & national Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) awards. Currently, Bal spends her time working on independent documentary and podcast projects through her company Wrise Productions Inc..