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 Plant Health.

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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 Landscape Design, Preconstruction and Estimates, Plant Identification and Culture, Pruning.

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, garden writer, Community Education instructor at HCP in Plant Identification and Culture and gardening skills.

At PHC: teaches Plant Identification and Culture.

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.

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 Plant Identification and Culture, Sales and Marketing, Cultural Management.

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 Turfgrass Management, Communication & Supervision Skills, Equipment Maintenance & Safety, Drainage.

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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.

At PHC: teaches Practical Skills, Business Practices.

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Giles Collins / Instructor

 

laura_biggsLaura Biggs / Senior Education Administrator

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

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

At PHC: teaches Botany, Soils, Plant Health, and Pesticide Applicator’s License.

Reggie Illy / College Administrator

Jessica Jang / College Administrator

 

 

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