Wiebe, Sunita



Job Title

Director, Office of Academic Quality Assurance


Langara College

EDST Degree/s and graduation year/s

PhD, 2006


Educational Studies—General


Burnaby, BC, Canada

Sunita Wiebe has nearly three decades of experience in post-secondary education as an instructor, program developer and administrator. Her doctoral dissertation, which was on fractures in conceptions of “good” academic writing, involved data gathering from nearly 700 participants and drew upon her own experience as a graduate student and instructor attempting to untangle perceptions of quality within the academy. Since graduating from UBC with a PhD in 2007, Sunita has worked in a variety of public and private post-secondary institutions in the Lower Mainland. Her experience includes faculty development, curriculum review, policy development, strategic planning, program review, academic quality assurance and project management. Sunita has successfully co-led the design and launch of five applied baccalaureate programs. She is currently the Director of the Office of Academic Quality Assurance at Langara College where she is responsible for overseeing the College’s academic quality assurance processes and recently led the College through its successful Quality Assurance Process Audit (QAPA). Sunita is a passionate advocate for the transformative power of higher education, having experienced it personally as the first in her extended family to pursue a university degree. Born and raised in Malaysia, she is the granddaughter of immigrants from South India.