laura_biggsLaura Biggs / College Director and Instructor

Academic qualifications:
B.Sc. in Biology & Chemistry, University of British Columbia Okanagan, 2006
M.Sc. in Biology, University of British Columbia Okanagan, 2009
BC Provincial Instructor Diploma, Vancouver Community College, 2012
Certificate in Online Instruction, Vancouver Community College, 2013
M.Ed. in Post-Secondary Curriculum & Instruction, Simon Fraser University, 2017

Field of expertise and experience:
Several years experience in laboratory research, field studies, post-secondary science instruction, and education administration.  Sessional teaching experience includes courses at UBC Okanagan, University of Victoria, Vancouver Community College, and Camosun College.  Areas of interest include plant biology, pest biology, and adult education.

At PHC: teaches Level 1 & 2 Botany, Level 1,2,3 & 4 Plant Health, Levels 3 & 4 Soils and Pesticide Applicator’s License.

Jessica Jang / College Administrator

 

 

Ismail Abdullahi / Instructor

Academic Qualifications:
B.Sc. in Agriculture, Usman Danfodio University, Nigeria
M.Sc. in Plant Virology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Ph.D. in Plant Virology, university of Ibadan, Nigeria

Field of expertise and experience:
Development of suitable diagnostic techniques as the first line of action in management of viral and viroid diseases of economic importance. Development and implementation of preventative measures aimed at restricting the spread of pests and diseases in agriculture crops.

At PHC: teaches Level 1 & 2 Plant Health – Diseases.

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Patty Brown / Instructor

Academic Qualifications:
Landscape Horticulture Technician Certificate, Pacific Horticulture College 2000

Field of expertise and experience:
Vice-President of Backwoods Contracting Ltd.; silviculture specialists in reforestation; Owner/Operator of Brilliant Blooms Floral and Gardens Design. Community Education at HCP in design, pruning, floral design and general gardening.

At PHC: teaches Level 1 & 2 Landscape Design, Level 1 & 2 Pruning, Level 3 Softscape, Level 3 Organizes Work, Level 3 & 4 Preconstruction and Estimates and Level 3 & 4 Plant Identification and Culture.

Giles Collins / Instructor

At PHC: teaches Level 1 & 2 Soils.

Jackie Hiebert / Instructor

Academic Qualifications:
Certificate of Qualification, Pacific Horticulture College 2007
B.A. English Literature, University of Victoria

Field of expertise and experience:
Jimmy Thistle Britches Gardening and Design, Victoria BC.

At PHC: teaches Plant Identification and Culture.

Mark MacKenzie-Moore / Instructor

At PHC: teaches Level 1 & 2 Practical Skills, Level 1 & 2 Irrigation and Level 4 Small Engine and Power Tools.

finlayFinlay Nicholson / Instructor

At PHC: teaches Level 1 & 2 Practical Skills

 

 

Diane Pierce / Instructor

Academic Qualifications:
B.Sc. in Agriculture, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC

Field of expertise and experience:
Fruit and vegetable research with Agriculture Canada, City of Victoria Parks Department gardener, landscape design and garden consultant; past Board Member of the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific and the Victoria Horticultural Society, Community Education instructor at HCP in Plant Identification and Culture and gardening skills.

At PHC: teaches Level 1 & 2 Plant Identification and Culture.

Jane Tice / Instructor

Academic Qualifications:
Liberal Arts Degree John Abbott College, Montreal Quebec
Landscape Horticulture Technician Certificate, Pacific Horticulture College 2002

Field of expertise and experience:
Landscaper, independent contractor, retail consultant, community education instructor at HCP.

At PHC: teaches Level 1 & 2 Plant Identification and Culture, Level 1 & 2 Practical Skills, Level 3 & 4 Sales and Marketing, Level 4 Cultural Management of Trees, Level 4 Softscape and Level 4 Organizes Work.

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Manon Tremblay / Instructor

Academic Qualifications:
Computer-Assisted Design Technician Diploma, University of Guelph 2012
Environmental Education and Communication Graduate Certificate, Royal Roads University 2009
Landscape Horticulture Technician Certificate, Pacific Horticulture College 2002

Field of expertise and experience:
Instructor at HCP (Master Gardener program and community education programs), Compost Education Center, and Gaia College, landscape designer, CAD technician, horticulturist, landscaper, and plant expert. Owner of Manon Tremblay Garden Design (www.manontremblay.org).

At PHC: teaches Level 1 & 2 Business Practices.

Brian Youell / Instructor

Academic Qualifications:
Diplomas in Management & Leadership, Cornell University 2007-2009
Diploma in Turfgrass Management Technology (Honors), 1992
Turfgrass Management Certification, University of Guelph 1984

Field of expertise and experience:
Master Superintendent at Uplands Golf Club, instructor at PHC and Camosun College, Toastmasters award winner, consultant/trainer for municipal parks, member of VIGSA Board of Directors.

At PHC: teaches Level 1, 2, 3 & 4 Turfgrass Management, Level 1 & 2 Communication & Supervision Skills, Level 3 Tools and Equipment, Level 3 Drainage, Level 3 Irrigation, Level 3 Preconstruction Activities, Level 3 Hardscaping, Level 4 Erosion Control.

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