Emma Bourassa

  • Research:

  • Examining how using the theme of culture affects students’ learning
  • Examining the challenges when the use of a North American model of PLAR (prior learning assessment recognition)  is applied to a new cultural context
  • How does the use of visuals help students to understand rhetorical styles in academic contexts?
  • What do faculty need and students want in the Handbook for Educators of Aboriginal Students (focus groups)?
  • How does an experiential learning capstone course support ESL learners? 
  • What are faculty perceptions of a 4 day Interculturalizing Curriculum professional development program?


Kyra Garson, Emma Bourassa & Todd Odgers (2016) Interculturalising the curriculum: faculty professional development, Intercultural Education, 27:5, 457-473, DOI: 10.1080/14675986.2016.1240506 To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14675986.2016.1240506

Bourassa, Emma; Ruiz, Patricia; Johnson, Kerry; McLeod, Morna (due in March 2014). ESL Pathways Experiential Learning 1 and 2 Curriculum and Instructor Guide

Intellectual Property Program, Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services,563 Superior Street – 3rd Floor,PO Box 9452 STN PROV GOVT,Victoria, BC V8W 9V7

Bourassa, Emma (ed) (2014) Our Living Languages. Conference papers 19th Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium. Linus Books. New York

 Wihak, Christine and Bourassa, Emma, “Examining the cultural component of PLAR: Priorlearning assessment & recognition for distanced education students in Myanmar “

The Joy of Learning Enhancing Learning Experience - Improving Learning Quality Proceedings of the European Distance and E-Learning Network 2013 Annual Conference

Oslo, 12-15 June, 2013, ISBN 978-963-89559-3-7The Joy of Learning

 Bourassa, Emma (2012). The Mobius Intercultural Communication Model in Deardorff, D., Berardo, K. Building Cultural Competence: Innovative Strategies. Stylus Inc. Sterling VA

 Bourassa, Emma (2012) Visuals to Explore Communication Style in Deardorff, D., Berardo, K. Building Cultural Competence: Innovative Strategies. Stylus Inc., Sterling VA

 Levy, Carolyn; Bourassa, Emma (2011) BC English Language Settlers Assistance Program ESL Volunteer Coordinator Handbook , and Volunteer ESL Tutor Handbook. Queens Press, Victoria.

 Garson, Kyra; Eccleston, Wesley; Bourassa, Emma, Eccleston, Amanda (2009) BC Campus Open Educational Resource: Culturally Diverse Learners film project at: http://solr.bccampus.ca:8001/bcc/items/e9c660f5-06e5-ed0a-2826-e6abfbc3122e/1/cdl.zip/cdl/index.html

 1997 Port Study Instructor’s Guide (School District 48, Coquitlam, B.C.)