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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 and was formerly a staff reporter at three of the largest daily newspapers in Canada, most recently as the western bureau chief for the Toronto Star. She was a reporter at the Globe and Mail and the Vancouver Sun and the CBC in Vancouver. She co-founded two news site www.critterfiles.com and www.vacay.ca and www.vacaynetwork.com 

Neil Amsler Instructional Assistant (d)

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

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 as an award-winning reporter, columnist and editor. An early online enthusiast, he authored the tech column The Practical Geek and as editor led the Courier to develop web, social media and video journalism, including hosting live online civic election coverage and debates. More recently, he developed Glacier Media’s first podcasts and worked as editor of the online news site The Tyee.

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 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.

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.

Jennifer Leask Instructor

Phone: TBA
Office: A291f
Email: jleask@langara.ca

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.