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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.

Christiane Ah-Chuen, B.A.

Travel & Tourism

Christiane loves to travel; she has been to over 50 countries and counting!

Since 1993, she has worked in the retail and wholesale travel industry, as well in the airline, train, and hotel industries as a sales, customer service, management, recruitment, and training professional throughout her career.

As a Mauritius native, Christiane speaks fluent French as well. She has previously lived in Toronto and now resides in Vancouver.

She loves sharing her experiences with her students with the hope of preparing them for an exciting career in travel and tourism.

Alwyn du Plessis


Alwyn has worked in the hospitality industry internationally for over 20 years.

Beginning in South Africa, he worked for the Kerzner Group of hotels as the guest services manager, and then moved to the UK to manage luxury properties.
Following his time in the USA, he spent several years in the United Arab Emirates as the Quality and Training Director of the One and Only Royal Mirage Dubai resort.

He has spent more than a decade teaching English Language in the Education industry in Taipei, and gaining an in-depth understanding of Asian Culture.

Alwyn shares his experiences with enthusiasm and passion from around the world, helping students to start their own journey of discovery.

Patrick Akuagwu


Patrick has worked in the education management industry for more than a decade as a Hospitality Specialist.

He holds a Master of Business Administration – MBA with a specialization in Hospitality & Tourism Management from the University of Guelph.

Over the course of his career, Patrick has worked in revenue analysis, front office operations, and hotel management around the globe.

There is no doubt that Patrick’s positive energy is one of the most vibrant on campus and is transmitted to each student immediately!

Natalie Patterson

Flight Attendant

Natalie has a passion for travel and has been working in aviation for fifteen years.  She has worked as a flight attendant in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Haiti on contracts with the United Nations Food Programme.  For the last ten years, Natalie has worked as a flight attendant for Sterling Aviation, working commercial, charter, corporate and executive flights. She has volunteered teaching English in Costa Rica, and has been a volunteer support worker at Community Connections for Newcomers, in Calgary, Alberta.