Our faculty and staff consist of professionals within the fields of Education, Neuropsychology, Design Technology, Career Counselling, and Cognitive Science. Their aim is to ensure that OEGC programs and courses are up-to-date with the latest trends and research in the area of language acquisition and training.
OEGC instructors possess a minimum Bachelor degree from a renowned university with specialization and/or certification in ESL teaching and adult education. Our instructors are carefully selected based upon their credentials, area of expertise, and the scope of their teaching experience and history that includes international language training.
OEGC’s Academic Committee Members:
Dr. Nadeem Memon, PhD
Nadeem is the Director of Education at Razi. He is also a lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Toronto and Wilfred Laurier University. With over twelve years experience in curriculum mapping, program development, and teacher training, Nadeem has worked
with the Toronto District School Board, Centennial College, and Al Akhawayn University.
Nadeem has facilitated education conferences, workshops, and symposia for teachers and faculty across North America. As a Research Assistant at the University of Toronto, he conducted
work on educational leadership, professional learning communities, and social justice. Nadeem
received his doctorate in the History and Philosophy of Education from the Ontario Institute
for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. His research focused on teacher education and faculty development, with an emphasis on faith and spiritually based perspectives in
education. At Razi, Nadeem leads a team of educators to develop professional teacher training
programs for schools and universities. His interests lie in Islamic pedagogy and social justice.
Nazneen Wajid is an OCT certified teacher from University of Toronto. She has been
teaching for 18 years in private schools locally and internationally. Mrs. Wajid also holds a specialist degree in school counseling and management, and visual arts. She currently stands as
the Development Coordinator for Madinatul Uloom Academy.
Matilda Berg graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Health & Society from
York University and a Bachelor of Education from Redeemer University College. She also
possesses a degree in Dental Hygiene from George Brown College. She has 27 years of
dental hygiene experience, the last 5 in education at the Oxford College of Arts, Business and
Technology. Matilda Berg stands as a quality assurance assessor with the College of Dental
Hygienists of Ontario, and have worked one summer with the Canadian Dental Accreditation
She will be continuing her studies in Adult Education and Community Masters Degree at
the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto.
Dr. A B M Shamsur Rahman, PhD:
Dr. Shamsur Rahman graduate with a Master of Science from Jahangirnagar University in Bangladesh and a Masters of Philosophy in Chemistry from
the University of Glamorgan in England. He continued to pursue his PhD studies in Chemistry at Johannes Kepler University in Austria in 1999. Dr. Shamsur
Rahman spent a year working at the Gene Function Research Institute in Japan
before coming to Canada in 2005 where he worked at the University of Toronto
in the Chemistry Department. He completed a Diploma course in Pharmaceutical and Analytical Chemistry and later graduated from the University of Windsor
with a Bachelor in Education.
Although I have worked in a great many fields over the years, I am primarily a traveler, photographer, artist, and teacher. For decades I wandered the
globe photographing its people and places, and writing about all I had encountered and discovered along the way. The histories and stories I came to know
helped shape my view and understanding of the cultural intricacies I found in a
world that was constantly changing. My passion for photography and penchant
for adventure began at a very early age and has been something I have carried with me throughout my life, eventually leading me to complete a degree in
Fine Art, majoring in photography at York University in Toronto. As I continued
to work among the many peoples of the world, my desire for greater knowledge
brought me back into higher education where I completed a Masters in Education in Digital Technology at the University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology in
Oshawa. That course of study pushed my creative mind to even greater levels
of achievement and opened up a whole new way of thinking and learning for
me. This in turn pushed me to delve deeper into these creative pursuits and
soon after began a course of study in graphic design at the Digital Arts and
Technology Training Institute in Sydney.
Herten-Greaven Consulting (HGC) is a 20-year old partnership located in
Toronto, Canada. Principal partner Nicholas Herten-Greaven, MBBS (London)
is a retired medical doctor, an experienced academic and consultant actively
involved in the design, delivery and implementation of heath related programs
for Colleges and Universities. Dr. Herten-Greaven is also an experienced educator and hands-on instructor with an in-depth knowledge of clinical research,
particularly within the Canadian teaching hospital environment and healthcare
system. He brings an unusual exposure to, and an in-depth understanding of
the analysis of interface issues between practicing healthcare professionals
such as clinical doctors, nurses and other delivery end streams, and research
investigators, trialists, healthcare managers and the policy and procedure authorities that provide and deliver new knowledge to the sector in the first place.
“I found the course most interesting. Sharing all the ideas and knowledge makes me understand the reality of what life is. Because communication is very important for us, by sharing everyone’s experience in class, I have gained self-confidence to participate and learn things from my classmates. Thank you to the instructor for the knowledge she shared with us and for her teaching strategy.” Sukanya , (OEGC)
“Many thanks to the instructor, I gained much through this course and I am feeling more confident in speaking English by the Communication skills I gained throughout the course.”