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Amea  Wilbur

Amea  Wilbur, Ed.D


Adult Education

Abbotsford campus, D218c

Phone: 604-504-7441 ext. 4448

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Amea Wilbur- Bio

I currently work at Pacific Immigrant Resources Society as a Program Manager where I develop programs for immigrant, refugees, refugee claimants and undocumented women and their young children. I will be teaching part-time as a sessional instructor in the Adult Education Department at UFV.


My life’s work has centered on how literacy and adult education can impact social change and empower marginalized individuals and communities. I’ve worked with diverse populations, ranging from farm workers to Filipino live-in caregivers. I have taught and managed programs in a variety of different settings and positions including Vancouver Coastal Health's Access Community through English, a program for people with chronic mental health issues trying to learn English.


I completed my Doctorate at UBC looking at how to make a government-funded language for adults more inclusive for students who have experienced trauma. I have facilitated numerous workshops on how to support students who have experienced trauma and how to create inclusive classrooms. I along with a colleague created “ Beyond Trauma: Language Learning Strategies for New Canadians Living with Trauma” through LISTN.


My areas of interest include how to promote positive, trauma-informed and inclusive learning spaces. As well as how to incorporate principles of social justice into educational practices. I have two active sons and enjoy hiking, skiing, reading and spending time with my family.


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Since participating in the Adult Education program, I have incorporated many of the skills and concepts into my everyday work. I feel strongly that my involvement in the Adult Education program has enhanced my work, and has given me the critical thinking skills needed to develop new programming and further my career.

  • – Garrison Duke
  •    Director of Employment at Abbotsford Community Services

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