Faculty and Staff
Manager, College Operations.
With over two decades of unwavering dedication to education, Selena McConnell is a driving force in the field. Her impressive milestone, earning a Bachelor of Artsin 2019, was just the beginning of her journey toward educational growth and transformation.
Selena’s career journey led her to a pivotal role as the Manager of College Operations at CIC. She joined during its inception and played a pivotal role in the college’s growth, guiding it from zero students to an average of twenty monthly applications.
Selena’s success is rooted in remarkable skills and unwavering commitment to stewardship. She believes in the profound impact of CIC on individuals seeking new career opportunities or advancement in their professions.
In her current role, Selena wears many hats, overseeing various administrative functions. From event planning to budget management, she’s a trusted leader ensuring seamless college operations.
Selena continually seeks opportunities and values diverse perspectives. Her vision extends to a world where every voice is not just heard but valued and integrated into education.
Dr. Victor A Oluwi
Lecturer, Faculty of Business Administration and Management.
Dr. Victor is a distinguished figure in business and education. With a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) specializing in International Business from Walden University, his academic journey is one of distinction.
Before his DBA, Victor achieved double Masters degrees in Economics and Supply Chain Management from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and the prestigious Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business at University College Dublin, Ireland. These academic milestones shaped his global perspective.
Victor’s quest for a comprehensive grasp of the complex business landscape led him to obtain a Diploma in Business and Industrial Law (DBIL) from the University of Lagos, rounding out his education.
With over two decades of industry experience spanning manufacturing, communications, electronics, and the automobile sector, Victor’s career path has taken him through various leadership roles. His strategic initiatives and hands-on problem-solving are assets in his management portfolios.
Dr. David Sun
Lecturer, Faculty of Business Administration and Management.
With over three decades of diverse and substantial experience, David Sun stands as a prominent figure across various industries, including higher education, international business, hospitality, financial services, energy, radio broadcasting, Crown corporations, and the not-for-profit sector.
David’s illustrious career has spanned an array of roles, encompassing Accounting, Corporate Finance, Economics, Accounting Information Systems, Financial Restructuring, Business Combinations, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax Planning, and Strategic Management. From Controller to General Manager, Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), he’s held senior management positions, showcasing his versatile expertise.
David’s insights have been instrumental in shaping industry trends and business strategies. His contributions have assisted local enterprises in gaining competitive advantages and becoming industry leaders in Western Canada.
In the face of global challenges characterized by resource scarcity, David emphasizes the importance of achieving sustainable competitive advantages through innovative strategies.
Lecturer, Faculty of Health.
Adesina’s journey through the world of pharmacy and healthcare is marked by academic excellence, a passion for teaching and research, and a commitment to promoting public health.
Adesina holds an impressive academic record. He earned his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree (B.Pharm.) from Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) and pursued further education, achieving a Master’s degree (MSc) in Pharmacology from the University of Lagos. His academic journey culminated in a Doctorate degree in neuropharmacology from De Montfort University, Leicester, England, United Kingdom.
With over two decades of professional experience, Adesina’s interests extend beyond academia. He holds a fellowship of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacy (FPCPharm.), showcasing his commitment to clinical practice. He is also a well-trained clinical trial and pharmacovigilance drug safety officer, holding certifications in these specialties.
He’s not only a pharmacy expert but also a public health speaker and an advocate for mental health and substance control.
Christelle Esso, R.N.
Nursing Program Coordinator, Faculty of Health, Department of Nursing.
Christelle Esso is a remarkable advocate with a deep passion for empowering individuals facing challenges in various stages of their education and careers. Her unwavering belief in providing essential resources and opportunities to uplift others and improve their circumstances is at the heart of her life’s work.
With a career spanning over a decade, Christelle is a registered nurse and a certified Canadian nurse educator. Her journey through the world of nursing has been diverse, with over 10 years of experience in a wide range of nursing specialties. From general internal medicine to community health, continuing care, gerontology, early childhood, and school wellness, Christelle has left her mark as a compassionate caregiver.
Christelle’s educational journey reflects her commitment to excellence. She holds a Master of Nursing from the University of Alberta (2013), a Bachelor of Sciences in nursing (2006), and an Honors Bachelor of Sciences in Biology (2002), both from the University of Ottawa. Her academic achievements are a testament to her unwavering pursuit of knowledge and expertise.
As a founding member and board member of the Family Advancement Association, Christelle is committed to promoting and supporting growth and learning opportunities for children.
Program Coordinator, Faculty of Health, Pharmacy Technician.
Terra is a seasoned pharmacy professional with an illustrious career spanning over 19 years. As a registered pharmacy technician accredited by the Alberta College of Pharmacy, she has dedicated her life to the world of pharmaceutical care, bringing her expertise and unwavering commitment to her profession.
Terra’s passion for pharmacy education has been a driving force throughout her career. With over a decade of experience as an educator, she has nurtured the growth of future pharmacy professionals. Her guidance and mentorship have been instrumental in shaping the careers of numerous students.
Currently serving as the Pharmacy Technician Program Coordinator at Canadian Imperial College, Terra plays a pivotal role in preparing the next generation of pharmacy technicians. Her dedication to fostering excellence in education ensures that students are well-equipped to thrive in the dynamic world of pharmaceutical care.