We are delighted to announce that Dr. Seppy Masoodi has joined the UVic English Language Centre as its new director, as of Aug. 22, 2022.
Seppy brings over 18 years of experience in leading international relations and directing English language centres as well as working in the field of continuing studies more broadly. Most recently, she was the academic chair for the School of Continuing Education, Contract Training and School of Business and Information Technology at Fleming College, Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology in Peterborough, Ontario. Previous to holding that position, Seppy was the associate chair of language training and manager of international relations at NorQuest College in Edmonton, Alberta.
Seppy received her Bachelor of Arts in Translation Studies from Arak Azad University in Iran, her MA in education at Alzahra University in Iran, and her PhD in TESL from the University of Calgary.
Following a successful summer with the ELC's full portfolio of programs in full swing, it's an exciting time to be welcoming Seppy to UVic! We've been enjoying getting to know each other as we start to work together and wanted to take the opportunity to ask Seppy some questions so that our partners can get to know her better too!
What do you like the most about working in international education?
I find working in the international education sector very rewarding, especially when it comes to promoting global citizenship and collaborative efforts to enhance students' learning experiences.
What inspired you to take on this new role?
The ELC provides an exceptional learning experience for thousands of students from around the world each year. I appreciate the opportunity to join the ELC team as we continue to provide innovative programs for our students especially at a time that a new international education landscape is emerging.
What's the best part about living in Victoria so far?
I have found Victoria a lovely and friendly place to live. The scenery is amazing. I have also enjoyed its unique "fresh farm-to-table" dining.
What do you like to do when you're not working?
In my free time, I spend time with my family and friends, enjoy reading a good book and discovering wildlife and nature. I also like to bake; it makes me happy, and the baked goods can make others happy too.