Camosun International Team

At Camosun International, we work together to welcome students and partners from around the world. We also bring our expertise to successfully complete international projects and training programs, both locally and overseas. Our team comes from a variety of countries and speaks more than 20 languages combined. Many of us have relocated from our home countries to live in Canada, some of us are born-and-raised Canadians, and all of us have chosen Victoria as our home.

Get to know us

Christiaan Bernard, Director, Camosun International

Christiaan Bernard

Director

Thank you for your interest in Camosun. It is my pleasure to have the opportunity to lead the Camosun International Office and interact with one of th ... Read more read more link icon
Miki Speirs, Assistant to the Director, Camosun International

Miki Speirs

Assistant to the Director

I was raised in Japan in the small town of Miwa, just south of Hiroshima. Growing up, I loved the closed knit community relying on our rich culture an ... Read more read more link icon
Daniel Zeldin, International Strategic Enrolment Manager, Camosun International

Daniel Zeldin

International Strategic Enrolment Manager

Born and raised in Toronto, I started travelling the world at a very young age, and haven’t really stopped since! After deciding to move to Victoria t ... Read more read more link icon
Gulcan Barclay, Manager, International Student Services, Camosun International

Gulcan Barclay

Manager, International Student Services

I grew up on the Mediterranean in southwest Turkey, surrounded by people from many countries and backgrounds. I was fascinated by their colourful cult ... Read more read more link icon
Noriko Matsuo, Financial Coordinator, Camosun International

Noriko Matsuo

Financial Coordinator

I worked as a secretary and a part-time music reviewer in Japan before coming to Canada to learn English. While studying in Victoria, I fell in love w ... Read more read more link icon
Coco Nakabayashi, International Academic Advisor, Camosun International

Coco Nakabayashi

International Academic Advisor

I am a graduate of the Visual Arts program at Camosun. I came to Victoria in January 2012 and immediately fell in love with this beautiful city. I am ... Read more read more link icon
Anna Stein, International Student Counsellor

Anna Stein

International Student Counsellor

I was born on Musqueam territory and have spent most of my life as a grateful visitor on the beautiful Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories. I love the di ... Read more read more link icon
Brian Herron

Brian Herron

International Student Counsellor

I completed a B.Ed. at the University of British Columbia, followed by an M.Ed. in counselling psychology at Simon Fraser University. I have over 10 y ... Read more read more link icon
Marie Abbott, International Student Counsellor

Marie Abbott

International Student Counsellor

Hello! My name is Marie, and I feel privileged to work with international students at Camosun College as a counsellor. My story begins in Whitehorse, ... Read more read more link icon
Antonio Rivadeneira, International Student Recruitment Specialist, Camosun International

Antonio Rivadeneira

International Student Recruitment Specialist

Hello! My name is Antonio. I was born and raised on the coast of Ecuador. My first international education experience was in Winnipeg, Canada, where I ... Read more read more link icon
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Eva Du

International Admissions Officer

I was born and raised in China, and my hometown is near Korea. I came to Canada after I graduated from high school. I hold a Bachelor of Economics deg ... Read more read more link icon
Gabriella Sandor, International Academic Advisor, Camosun International

Gabriella Sandor

International Academic Advisor

I have a BA in Hispanic Studies from the University of Victoria, and have worked for two years at Student Travel Schools and completed a high school y ... Read more read more link icon
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Renata Lutz Minholi

International Student Experience Advisor

I am originally from Brazil, born and raised in a small city in the Southeast. Growing up in South America allowed me to learn the value of a multicul ... Read more read more link icon
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Joey Tian

International Student Experience Advisor

I was born and raised in China. I am always fascinated by languages and cultures, which has motivated me not only to travel by myself many times but a ... Read more read more link icon
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Laura Ensor

International Student Experience Advisor

Originally from the island, I am a graduate of Camosun who has travelled and lived overseas. Because of my overseas experiences, I fully understand th ... Read more read more link icon
Luzia Simoes Pinto, International Student Experience Advisor, Camosun International

Luzia Simoes Pinto

International Student Experience Advisor

I was born and raised in Brazil, though my parents and family are originally from Portugal. I am fluent in English and Portuguese, and I would like to ... Read more read more link icon
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Sumie Morison

Team Lead, International Admissions

Growing up in Japan, traveling overseas, and being involved in Camosun’s Peer Connections volunteer program during my studies in Business have enhance ... Read more read more link icon
May Rashidi, International Admissions Officer, Camosun International

May Rashidi

International Admissions Officer

I was born and raised in Saudi Arabia, however, my parents are from Iran. Therefore, I had the privilege to learn and speak both languages (Arabic and ... Read more read more link icon
Stepan Uladaev, International Admissions Officer, Camosun International

Stepan Uladaev

International Admissions Officer

I came to Canada from Russia where I was born and raised. I’m from a small city called Ulan-Ude and my ethnicity is Buryat. Since my people’s homeland ... Read more read more link icon
Niya Liu, Regional Manager, Camosun International

Niya Liu

Regional Manager

I graduated from Beijing Normal University with a BA. I was a high school teacher in Beijing and then I participated in a one-year intercultural excha ... Read more read more link icon
Marius Langeland, Global Partnerships Specialist, Camosun International

Marius Langeland

Global Partnerships Specialist

I was once an international student at Camosun College and the University of Victoria and have experienced the ups and downs of transiting into a new ... Read more read more link icon