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Meet Our Canadian Tourism College Instructors

Dedicated Professionals & Recognized Experts. Our instructors are tourism and hospitality industry experts with a passion for teaching.

Dedicated Professionals & Recognized Experts

CTC faculty have years of industry experience, have obtained or are presently enrolled in the Provincial Instructor Diploma Program in Adult Education, have earned industry certification, or have a degree or masters in their chosen field.


Christina Ling

Flight Attendant

Christina flew with Air Canada as a Flight Attendant and new hire Trainer/Mentor for 15 years. She is a dedicated, committed, caring educator, who is passionate about teaching and sharing all of her industry knowledge and experiences.


Leah Fajardo

Flight Attendant

Worked with more than 120 nationalities and travelled to almost 100 destinations around the world. Leah brought her love for traveling and has been part of the Canadian Tourism College since 2015. After 11 years of flying for Emirates Airlines, she brings incredible industry insight.


Gwynne Whitby-Thomas, PIDP, CTC

Travel & Tourism

Named the Educator of the Year in 2013 by the National Association of Career Colleges, a long standing member of the Alliance of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) who maintains her status as a Certified Travel Counsellor (CTC), Gwynne brings her decades of tourism experience along with tour managing in 5 different countries! She has been with CTC for 20 years and continues to inspire and prepare students for an exciting life in tourism.


Video: National Association of Career College – Educator of the Year Award (3:07)


Lori Albina, PIDP, CTP from IATA

Travel & Tourism

Working with Canadian Tourism College since 2009, Lori brings her experience as a Travel Counsellor and Program Coordinator to the classroom. After working in Kauai, Hawaii, Lori likes to ignite the passion of her students so that they can find their own niche in travel.

Christiane Ah-Chuen

Christiane Ah-Chuen, B.A.

Travel & Tourism

Christiane is very passionate about travel; she has visited over 50 countries and counting. She has spent over 25 years in retail and wholesale travel, and the airline, train and hotel industries, working in sales, customer service, management, recruitment and training roles. She loves sharing her experiences and stories with her students with the goal to prepare and motivate them for an exciting career in the travel and tourism industry. Christiane speaks fluent French, as she was born in Mauritius; she has also lived in Toronto and now calls Vancouver home.


Nesha Milicevic, BHM


With over 30 years in the industry, Nesha has gained international experience in a variety of positions in some prestige Hotel chains (InterContinental, Starwood, Le Meridien), as well as a few independent properties. He also gained event management, marketing, and consulting experience, working for some world leading companies in their respective fields. He was a General Manager for a couple of different properties and has also held Director of Operations and Revenue Management positions. Nesha has travelled the world extensively, and lived in different countries around the world, giving him great exposure to various cultures and traditions, as well as education. He is a natural leader/teacher, enthusiastic, energetic, but most importantly, professional in everything he does, and these traits he passes along to his students.

Patrick Akuagwu


Patrick is a hospitality specialist with a background in the education management industry who has held positions in hotel management, revenue analysis, and front office. He is a dedicated education professional with a Master of Business Administration – MBA focused in Hospitality & Tourism Management from University of Guelph.


Alwyn du Plessis


Alwyn has more than 20 years’ experience internationally in the Hospitality industry. His career began in South Africa with the Kerzner Group of hotels at their Casino resorts as a guest services manager, followed by a move to the UK as a property manager for luxury estates. He then traveled to California, working for a small luxury boutique hotel in the Alexander and Napa Valley area as concierge for the wine country. Alwyn then gained valuable experience in the North American industry working in Yosemite National park fulfilling several hospitality positions. After his experience in the USA, he spent several years in The United Arab Emirates, working again for the Kerzner group at the luxury resort One and Only Royal Mirage Dubai as their Quality and Training Manager. Raffles Dubai was the next stop in his career as Training and Development Manager in the Human Resources Department. He pursued a career in Asia Taipei in English Language training within the Education industry as a TOEFL and GEPT instructor for an extended period immersing himself in Asian Culture. He eventually became a Canadian citizen and has now been working as a CTC Hospitality instructor since April 2019. Alwyn enjoys sharing his experience with enthusiasm and passion gathered from all over the world, helping students to start off on their own path of discovery.