Dr. Edward Zhang, President
Edward Zhang was trained first as an anthropologist and later as a sociologist. He obtained his B.A. from Sun Yat-sen University, his M.A. at Hong Kong Baptist University, and Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He has conducted Post-doctoral research in UBC and the University of Manitoba. In his more than two decades’ academic career, Dr. Zhang has involved in research and teaching in language training, sociology, anthropology, archaeology, ethnography and statistics, and published a variety of papers. Having studied in China, Hong Kong, and Canada with a cross-cultural perspective, he is familiar with both the Chinese and Western education systems and understands the educational needs and expectations of people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. He has helped many parents and their children make educational choices and career plans. As the founder of Berton College, he also teaches IELTS, ELS, SSAT and TOEFL with his insights and experiences from a lengthy experience with English-language teaching. His innovative teaching, care for student needs, humour, and open communication with students have led them to achieve their goals in a short time. He has both inspired students and is popular with them. Dr. Zhang is regarded by his students as not only an educator and a teacher, but also as a good friend. Under his leadership, Berton College provides a better education to more people for a better life.