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 (on leave July 1/19 to Jan 1/20)

Interim Academic Director, Ryan Deschambault

Tel: 604-822-9125

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

Kayoko Shiozawa, 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  – September 2019

LLED 200: Coordinator – (TBA)

LLED 200-sections (TBA)


Tutorials (TBA)

LLED 212 – TBA

LLED 220 – TBA

LLED 223 – TBA


Term 2 teaching team members  – 2020 January 

ASTU 201 – Ayaka Yoshimizu

Tutorials (TBA)

T section tutorial (TBA)

ASTU 202 – TBA

Tutorials (TBA)

T section tutorial (TBA)

LLED 201 – TBA

LLED 213 – TBA

LLED 222 – TBA

LLED 223 – TBA

If you are interested in teaching LLED courses in our program for 2020 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. George Belliveau,  LLED  Department Head
  • Lisa Altan, LLED Administrative Manager
  • Sheri Wenman, UBC-Ritsumeikan Programs Manager
  • Dr. Reginald D’Silva, UBC-Ritsumeikan Programs Academic Director

Rits Flexible Learning Space 2019-20

Internal Booking Calendar for Special Events