Zoreen Nuraney

Educational Developer

Zoreen Nuraney

Educational Developer

Biography

Grow Through, What We Go Through—that’s what I strive to live by as a lifelong learner. It is with an inclusive lens that I take on my role as an Educational Developer, with a focus on building support programming for international teaching assistants.

With a B.Ed. from McGill University in Foreign Language Teaching & Learning and an M.Ed. from the University of Ottawa in Organizational Studies & Management, I have worn my educator hat in many unique settings, both in and out of the classroom. From managing the civilian deployment training program at Global Affairs Canada, and evaluating teacher training programs in Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut; to developing the K–12 performing arts program in New Delhi, and re-instituting the foreign language department at the University of Central Asia in Khorog, I strive to leverage my international multicultural connections in all that I do. Having lived outside of Canada for 20 years, I draw from personal experiences of moving across countries, learning languages, setting up routines and of course making new friends when approaching my work to support the unique needs of our international student population.

Before joining CEE I worked within SFU’s Student Services where I was part of Work Integrated Learning’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion team. Most recently, my role as Accessibility Coordinator focussed on supporting the unique needs of students with disabilities, including the creation of resources for students, staff and employers.

For self-care—morning yoga, beach walks, journaling, loud music and strong coffee are always lovely additions to my daily routines. Of course, living through the lives of my two unique and grounded teenage kids certainly keeps me energized too!