Abbotsford campus, D232
Phone: 604-504-7441email Christopher
When it comes to teaching, Christopher strives to take the concepts we learn in the classroom and make them relate-able to everyday life. As someone who did his Master of Arts in Toxic Masculinity in Video Games, he considers making teaching relate-able and relevant a cornerstone of his approach to education.
Chris completed his Master of Arts in Communications & New Media at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario in 2016. After returning home, Christopher worked in municipalities and non-profits where he honed his ability to craft direct messages in social media campaigns and website design. He also sits on the Board of Directors for The RaspBerry Magazine, a local non-profit organization that highlights local artists and writers in the Fraser Valley. He has written several published articles on the intersection on positive effects of gaming with mental health through The Raspberry.
When not working, Christopher takes improvisational comedy classes in Vancouver and routinely performs for audiences. He is also a performing musician, singer, writer, and avid gamer, encompassing everything from video gaming to Dungeons & Dragons. Oh, and he also owns a pug dog named Oscar.
Christopher prefers not to lecture students whenever possible. He likes to tease out key concepts and help students reach conclusions on their own by creating active and engaged classrooms full of energetic discussion. When students are able to directly see how concepts are applicable to their everyday experiences, education becomes an organic process.
Christopher’s research interests include participatory cultures, fandoms, game studies, contemporary masculinity, sociology, communications technologies, online communications, and popular culture.