Our Office

At our office you can meet the Academic Director, Program Manager and the RU On-site Coordinator. Our office is open Monday-Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm. Feel free to drop by anytime!

Dr. Reginald D’Silva, Academic Director
Tel: 604-822-9125 – E-mail:

Sheri Wenman, Program Manager
Tel: 604-822-9511 – E-mail:

Daisuke Hanamura, Ritsumeikan University,

On-site Coordinator
Tel:  604 822-9501 – Email:

Instructional Team

Our team of instructors includes tenure track faculty members, sessional lecturers and graduate teaching assistants from the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Arts.

 Term 1 teaching team members  – 2016 September

LLED 200: Coordinator – Dr. Reginald D’Silva

LLED 200-sections 001-008; Angela Moon, Jungyhun Hwag, Nasrin Kowkabi, John Pringle,

LLED 210 – Ryan Deschambault, Kathleen Hare

LLLLED 211 – Natalia Balyasnikova, Assadullah Sadiq

LLED 212 – Jun Ma, Zhuo Sun

LLED 220 – Koichi Haseyama, Liam Doherty

LLED 223 – Ryan Deschambault, Espen Stranger-Johanessen

ICS (Introduction to Canadian Studies) David Brownstein, Emi Tasaka, Shian Yu, Weldon Hunter, Rachel Roy

Term 2 teaching team members  – 2017 January 

ASTU 201 – Darrin Lehman

ASTU 202 – Jim Glassman

LLED 213 – Ryan Deschambault and Kathleen Hare, Shahid

LLED 222 – Ryan Deschambault and Jun Ma

LLED 221 – Angela Moon and Zhuo Sun

LLED 220 – Angela Moon, Liam Doherty

LLED 223 – Espen Stranger-Johanessen, Assadullah Sadiq

If you are interested in teaching LLED courses in our program for 2016 Academic Year, please view available positions on Language and Literacy Education Website.

Members of the Advisory Committee

  • Anna Kindler, Senior Advisor International, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education
  • Grace Wong, Senior Advisor International, Office of the Provost and Vice President Academic
  • Dr. Rumee Ahmed – Associate Dean, Communications and Innovations, ARTS
  • Dr. Anthony Paré,  LLED  Department Head
  • Lisa Altan, LLED Administrative Manager
  • Sheri Wenman, UBC-Ritsumeikan Programs Manager
  • Dr. Reginald D’Silva, UBC-Ritsumeikan Programs Academic Director

Rits Lab Staff 2016

Botao Wu, Yuya Takeda, Jun Ma, Matt Hume, La Trinidad Mina MangMang, Simangele Mabena