The Vancouver Team
Regional Dean and CEO Northeastern University, Vancouver
Steve Eccles brings a unique background to his role at Northeastern, combining corporate C-suite executive experience with postsecondary education innovation and leadership. With a shared values-based approach to building teams and supporting student success, he focuses on education and workforce development strategies that secure positive economic and social outcomes for British Columbia.
Associate Dean and Vancouver Lead Computer Science Faculty
Recently named as one of BC Business's Most Influential Women in STEM and Business in Vancouver's Forty under 40, Dr. Bethany Edmunds has a background in software development, artificial intelligence, and educational innovation.
Assistant Director of Student Recruitment & Enrollment
Kannan Chandran has a global experience within the Higher Ed space having worked with educational institutions in Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and North America. He manages and oversees the student recruitment and enrollment efforts for Northeastern University-Vancouver.
Kannan has an MBA in International Marketing & International Management from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, United Kingdom. He is a strong believer in education and aspires to help people reach their true potential.
Student Services Advisor
Yueli serves as the primary contact and information source and providing advice and assistance on all aspects of the graduate program. As a registered member in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) as well as a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC), Yueli provides advising services to international students and scholars per Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), Immigration Refugee Protection Regulations(IRPR), Operational instructions and guidelines.
Yueli holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration & Leadership from the University of British Columbia. Yueli speaks English and Mandarin.
Avnish Patel manages and oversees the marketing and enrollment marketing portfolio for the Northeastern University-Vancouver campus.
Avnish earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing and commerce from Ryerson University and an advanced honour’s business administration and marketing management diploma from Sheridan College. Prior to joining Northeastern, he worked at the DMZ (Ryerson University’s globally recognized accelerator for high-impact tech startups) and CIBC.