John Rupert

Dip. FA (Fanshawe), BA (Western), MA (Western), PhD (Ottawa)

I began my teaching career at the University of Western Ontario, where I received my B.A. and M.A., and at the University of Ottawa, where I received my Ph.D. I drove across Canada during the hot summer of 1998 to take a position as a sessional instructor at the UBC, where I taught until 2003. To that point, the focus of my teaching was poetry, Canadian Literature, and First Nations writing in Canada. When I began teaching at Kwantlen, I rekindled my teenage interest in the supernatural and the occult. Since that time, my passion has been to apply my research in these areas to my teaching.