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

Effie Klein Department Chair

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

Effie has worked in newsrooms (BCTV, CKVU, Global and CTV) since 1987 as an editor, associate producer and feature producer. Since 1994, she has produced and directed a number of documentaries. As owner of her own production company, Effie writes, shoots and edit film. She previously taught journalism at BCIT.

Petti Fong Assistant Department Chair

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

Peg Fong is the Vancouver correspondent for the Economist Magazine, a contributing editor at Vancouver Magazine, a columnist at the South China Morning Post and a producer at CBC in Vancouver. She was a staff reporter at three of the largest daily newspapers in Canada, most recently as the western bureau chief for the Toronto Star and was a reporter for the Globe and Mail and the Vancouver Sun. She co-founded the news site www.critterfiles.com and is a co-founder of www.vacay.ca .

Les Bazso Instructor

Phone: 604.323.5511 ext. 2038
Office: A291d
Email: lbazso@langara.ca

Les is an award-winning photojournalist with the Pacific Newspaper Group, publishers of the Vancouver Sun and Province newspaper. Les has worked for the Globe and Mail, Canadian Press, UPC and has been published in various Canadian magazines such as Maclean’s and Canadian Geographic.  A graduate of the professional photography program at Algonquin College, Les has taught and mentored Langara photojournalism students for over two decades.

Kim Bolan Instructor

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 Assistant Department Chair

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 is the city columnist for Vancouver magazine, where her work has earned “best column” at both the Western Magazine Awards and National Magazine Awards. A Vancouver Sun reporter for two decades, she now freelances extensively for the Globe and Mail, runs a popular blog, and is a political commentator for CKNW, CBC, and Radio-Canada. Frances has been teaching journalism for 19 years and is now the Journalism Department Chair as of January 2013.

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Erica Bulman Instructor

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

Erica Bulman is a journalist and newsroom leader with 20 years of journalistic experience, locally and internationally. After freelancing for several years in Europe in the mid 1990s, she was hired by the The Associated Press as a European Roving Correspondent based out of the wire agency's UN bureau in Switzerland. There she worked as an international sports reporter as well as covered the activities of United Nations agencies and affiliated organizations, as well as breaking news stories such as the 1998 Swissair 111 crash, the Korean peace talks and the Nazi Gold / Swiss banks scandal. In 2008, she returned to Canada to spearhead the Olympic News Service for Vancouver 2010, where, among other things, she trained 120 junior reporters over two years. After the Olympics, Erica became a senior reporter, and later Editor-in-Chief, of 24 hours Vancouver.

Robert Dykstra Instructor

Email: rdykstra@langara.ca

Rob has worked as a reporter and editor for three community papers and three dailies: the Montreal Star, the Calgary Herald and the Vancouver Province. He has written for magazines and worked on contract as an editor for a book publisher. Rob served as chair of the Creative Arts Division at Langara, overseeing eight departments. In 2004, he was acting coordinator of Langara's publishing program and publisher of Pacific Rim Magazine. Rob is publisher and overseeing instructor for the Langara Journalism Review. In 2006, he received a college Leadership Excellence Award. Rob has a BA in English literature from York University and a master’s in journalism from Carleton University.

Pamela Post Instructor

Phone: 604.323.5511
Office: A291d
Email: ppost@langara.ca

Pamela Post is an award-winning CBC journalist and documentary producer with an outstanding track record of breaking and investigative news reporting. Since the inception of the Jeani Read-Michael Mercer Fellowship for Journalism Students, in 2012, she has been the instructor/mentor for the projects submitted by the students. In 2014, one of those reports, a CBC series on the culture of mental illness, won a 2014 RTDNA award. 

Barry Link Instructor

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

Barry Link graduated from Langara two decades ago and jumped into a newspaper career involving the Medicine Hat News, the Vancouver Courier and community and weekly papers throughout the Lower Mainland. An early online evangelist, he authored the tech column The Practical Geek and led the Courier into the digital realm with web, social media and video, including hosting online civic election debates. He finished his run as Courier editor this year to organize Glacier Media's new podcast initiative.

Nicholas Read Instructor

Phone: 604.323.5867
Office: A291b
Email: nread@langara.ca

Nick has more than 30 years experience in journalism in both Canada and the UK. As reporter and editor at The Vancouver Sun, he wrote a weekly column about animals and animal protection called The Ark. He also did a weekly radio report on animals for KISS-FM. He has written freelance articles for The Sun, the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, Vancouver Magazine and several lifstyle magazines in the UK. He is the author of two prize-winning children's books.

Alexandra Samur Instructor

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

Alex has worked in independent media for more than a decade - including most recently at the Canadian news site rabble.ca where she worked as Managing Editor and staff writer.  As a journalist, she has reported on a wide range of subjects including urban issues, business, health and technology.  Her work online has appeared on local websites, The Tyee, Adbusters.org, OpenFile, BC Living and BC Business Online. Her radio work has been featured on CBC Radio One. Originally trained as a documentary filmmaker, Alex spent several years overseas teaching video-making skills to local non-profit groups. Alex has an MA in communications and culture from Ryerson/York University.