Sexual Respect Ambassadors
If a student or fellow employee comes up to you and discloses they have experienced some form of sexual violence, do you know what to do?

Langara developed the Sexual Respect Ambassador Program in 2017 in order to encourage conversations about consent, to foster a safe space for disclosures, and share information about the resources available to those who have experienced sexualized violence. The Sexual Respect Ambassador program is a College-wide program, supported by the Office of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity, People and Culture, and the Sexual Violence Prevention Committee. 

This team plays a leading role in supporting culture change at Langara College and fostering an understanding of the importance of sexual violence and misconduct prevention. We would like to encourage all members of the College Community to join as a Sexual Respect Ambassador so that we may help to build a safer campus community.  If you would like to become a Sexual Respect Ambassador check out the information below. 

The Student Sexual Respect Ambassador Program 
We are currently looking for student volunteers for our Student Sexual Respect Ambassador Program. Sign up as a Sexual Respect Ambassador and become an advocate for a healthier and safer campus community. All current Langara students in full-time or part-time studies are eligible to join.   

What’s involved with being a Student Sexual Respect Ambassador?

Your roles and responsibilities include:

  1. Acting as a resource for your peers.
  2. Attending mandatory introductory trainings offered every semester.
  3. Running activities and events.
  4. Promoting the program at college-led events, in classrooms, and recruiting new members.
  5. Participating in the program for a minimum of one semester (you set your hours)
  6. Becoming a peer educator (optional).

Benefits of being a Student Sexual Respect Ambassador

As a Student Sexual Respect Ambassador, you will develop and enhance essential life skills, like communication and decision-making skills.   You will also improve your employability skills through collaboration, project management, problem-solving, and facilitation.  Upon successful completion, you will receive a Certificate of Appreciation as recognition for your time and effort.  

Apply to become a Student Sexual Respect Ambassador

  • Submit your application of interest Here. You will receive an email with an invite to the Introductory Training.


Employee Sexual Respect Ambassador Program
We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about making a difference in the College community to join the Sexual Respect Ambassador program. Ambassadors act as “go-to” resources within their departments. Ambassadors receive training in Langara Policy; Sexual Harassment; Responding to Disclosures; Understanding Consent; Making Referrals; and Bystander Intervention.

By recruiting and training faculty and staff across campus for this program, the goal is to engage the broader community in this topic and to utilize existing relationships and connections to help foster a safer and caring campus community.

You can join by contacting the Student Conduct, Accountability and Support Office at 

Details on the responsibilities, time commitment, and benefits for Ambassadors can be found HERE

List of Current Ambassadors

See below for a list of current employee Sexual Respect Ambassadors.

Name Email

Alana Olson
CS Leap Instructor, Continuing Studies 
Alexandra Capistrano
International Student Coordinator, International Education
Ana Gupta
Instructor, Business Management and International Business
Anne Ferreira Shibuya
Business Analyst, Infromation Technology
Azaia Windwraith
Assistant Registrar, Records, Registration, and Appeals, Registrar and Enrollment Services
Brenda Marson
Academic Manager, Continuing Studies
Catherine Huth 
Instructor, Criminal Justice
Chantal Faucher
Instructor, Criminal Justice
Claudia Chan
Department Services Assistant, Faculty of Social Sciences and Community Programs
Crystal Byun
Instructional Assistant, Pyschology
Dae Backus
Program Coordinator, Continuing Studies
Denise Busayong
Administrative Coordinator, Student Services
Erica Yagi
Supervisor, Registrar and Enrollment Services
Francesca Chiam
Advising Assistant, Counselling Services
Harkit Dhillon
Academic Manager, Continuing Studies
Jake McCallum 
Director, Athletics & Intramurals
Jason Currier
Assistant, CS Registrar and Enrollment Services
Jennifer Brown
Library Assistant, Library Services
Jennifer Cheddie
Student Case Coordinator, Student Conduct, Accountability and Support
Jennifer Knapp 
Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Studies
Jennifer Paige
Associate Director, Domestic Marketing and Recruitment
Karen Tam
Division Assistant, Social Science Community Programs
Katie McCallum
Development Officer, Langara College Foundation 
Kimberly Nowitsky
CS Leap Instructor, Continuing Studies 
Laurie Lowes
Instructor, Criminal Justice
Lealle Ruhl
Coordinator/Instructor, Peace & Conflict Studies
Makiko Yao
Medical Office Assistant, Student Health Services
Meaghan Rafferty
Library Technician, Library Services
Melissa Roberts
Department Chair, Criminal Justice
Mike Smith-Cairns
Instructor, Geography 
Mindy Pei
Associate Registrar, Admissions & Continuing Studies
Mono Brown
Instructor, English
Moses Lam
CS LEAP Instructor, Continuing Studies 

Nathan Riley

Director, Student Conduct, Accountability and Support
Niall Christie
Instructor, History & Latin
Olimpia Cuesta
Department Assistant, College Advancement
Patricia Wong
Human Resources Partner, People and Culture
Peter So
Instructional Assistant, Indigenous Education and Services 
Ramon Rodrigo
Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Academic Core Team 

Department Assistant, Student Engagement 
Sara McIntyre
Instructor, Professional Photo Imaging 
Sarah Bell
Counsellor, Counselling
Seetha Kumaran
Manager, Applied Research Centre
Shelley-Anne Vidal
Instructor, Co-op and Career Development
Stephanie Koonar
Instructor, Marketing Management
Susan Sverdrup-Phillips
Instructor, Sociology 
Tiffany Johnstone
Instructor, English
Travaldo Farrington
Program Coordinator, Continuing Studies
Yui Funayama
Senior Research Analyst, Institutional Research
Yukino Obara
Financial Aid Advisor, Registrar and Enrollment Services