Dr. David Paterson

Dr. David Paterson served as Associate Dean (Administration) for over 10 years. He was also an Academic Coordinator for the Counselling Psychology program, Director of Undergraduate Programs, and Director of the Centre for English Language Learning, Teaching, and Research (CELLTR) at SFU.

He has been a school teacher, counsellor, and counsellor educator. His leadership activities in Counselling include service as President and Hon. Life Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), Executive Vice President of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC), and Vice President of the International Association of Counsellors (IAC). Currently he is instructing in the SFU Counselling Psychology Program.

While Associate Dean, Dr. Paterson was actively involved with strategic enrolment management, faculty governance and program development. He has been a continuing presence on the Faculty of Education Executive Committee as well as University Senate. In the summer of 2014 he was given the opportunity to implement ambitions plans to develop the Centre for English Language Learning, Teaching and Research.

After retiring from SFU, David has gone on to serve as President of the BC Association for Clinical Counsellors and Dean of the Faculty of Education at Vancouver Island University.