Candy Ho

B.A. (SFU), M.Ed. (SFU), Ed.D. (SFU), Career Development Practitioner (SFU)
Candy Ho EDST
Surrey Office: Fir 3424

Dr. Candy Ho is thrilled to be a faculty member in KPU Educational Studies, where she specializes in teaching courses that help students consider their educational and life experiences, and how these experiences can help them achieve their short- and long-term goals, ultimately helping them design the life they want to live. She also holds teaching positions at the University of the Fraser Valley's Arts Studies department and in Douglas College's Career Development Practitioner Program, and had taught at the University of British Columbia in their Department of Counselling Psychology and Special Education.

Prior to becoming a faculty member, Candy has also worked extensively in university student affairs in areas such as first year experience and student transition, campus and residence life, career and volunteer services, co-operative education, academic advising, and university advancement. Her collective professional experiences to date have culminated in her doctoral dissertation investigating the conceptions of post-secondary career influencers in student career success, and she readily shares her expertise locally and globally. Finally, she currently serves as Vice Chair of CERIC, a Canadian charitable organization that advances education and research in career counselling and career development, in order to increase the economic and social well-being of Canadians. 


  • Vice Chair & Board Director, CERIC (Canadian National Career Development Association)
  • Member, Global Connections Committee, National Career Development Association
  • Member, Asia-Pacific Career Development Association Western Region Committee
  • Member, Selection Committee, Beedie Luminaries Foundation
  • Member, National Career Guidance Stakeholder Committee, Labour Market Information Council & Future Work Skills

Courses taught

  • EDUC 1100 Introduction to Higher Education
  • EDUC 4100 Post-University Transition

Areas of Interest

  • Career Development, Career Education, and Work-Integrated Learning
  • Teaching and Learning, Instructional and Facilitation Skills, and Adult Education
  • Student Success, and Student Transition to and from Post-Secondary Education
  • Student Services and Student Affairs, Post-Secondary Educational Professionals, and Career Influencers
  • The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a Framework for Career Development, Teaching and Pedagogy.

Scholarly Work