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Michelle Vandepol

Michelle Vandepol

Hope Centre Coordinator

Upgrading and University Preparation

Hope Centre, H113

Phone: 604-869-9991

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Teaching Interests

The Writer’s Weekend, a Continuing Education annual event
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Frequently present workshops on:
* writing and publishing
* social media – platform, best practices, and growth
* Indigenization of the Academy


Editor of Groundwork, the trade publication of the Adult Basic Education Association of British Columbia
Mother Mexico (novel) 2008
Stories Your Mother Never Told You (short story collection) 2014

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