As a first-generation immigrant and settler, I am grateful to live, work, and play in the territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) Nations.

I am a faculty member at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Educational Studies department, where I teach my dream ‘bookend’ courses that help students transition to and from university: “Introduction to Higher Education” and “Post-University Transition”.

Outside of KPU, I hold an assistant professorship in Integrative Career and Capstone Learning at the University of the Fraser Valley. In addition, I readily serve as an adjunct faculty at Douglas College’s Career Development Practitioner Program, as well as at University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Education in the Department of Education and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education.

Prior to becoming a faculty member and discovering my passion and talent in teaching and educating students on career development, I have worked extensively in university student affairs in areas such as first year experience and student transition, campus and residence life, career and volunteer services, co-operative education, and academic advising. Having these professional experiences in my constellation enables me to educate and serve students in a holistic, human-centred approach.

In addition to my Doctorate in Education from Simon Fraser University, I am a certified trainer in Instructional Skills Workshop, Fierce Conversations, and StrengthsFinder.

I invite you to get in touch anytime through either my social media channels posted above, or via email at candy.ho[at]kpu.ca