Bhupinder S. Gill

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Bhupinder Gill
Bhupinder S. Gill,


Bhupinder is a resourceful and passionate educator.  His understanding of teaching and learning has evolved over two decades including ensuring program excellence, providing strong and effective leadership to faculty, staff, and diverse students within a variety of colleges, universities and school board programs. His extensive teaching experience in providing learner-centered and outcome-based learning has allowed him to implement effective leading edge programs for students to succeed in their academic pursuits. 

In addition, he has extensive experience with online curriculum development, learning management systems, course design, program mapping, program review and new college program development that has contributed to program excellence. His understanding of universal design for learning (UDL) principles, accessibility, and experiential learning foster teaching and learning excellence.

By combining effective teaching techniques, demonstrating leadership, understanding of program standards and regulations and professional development, he has been able to achieve academic excellence and success as a Professor, in the School of English as Second Language at George Brown College.

A well respected and active professional who served as Vice Chair, Board of Directors, TESL Ontario. Bhupinder continues to promote accessibility, second language learning, and an inclusive classroom environment for learner success.

Academic Credentials

  • M.Ed., Curriculum Studies: Teaching English as a Second Language, Brock University, 2004
  • Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language, Brock University, 2001
  • BA, Political Science, Carleton University, 1992

Areas of Specialization

  • Teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
  • Curriculum Development and Review

Areas of Expertise

  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA) Lead, Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB)
  • Development of new post-secondary programs
  • Program review of post-secondary programs
  • Development of Employment Training Programs
  • Accessible Media Production
  • Academic Integrity

Career Highlights

  • 2019 - present - Professor, School of English as a Second Language, George Brown College
  • 2018 - 2019 - Curriculum Development and Learning Specialist, Mohawk College
  • 2018 - 2018 - Academic Manager, English for Academic Purposes Program (EAP), Mohawk College
  • 2011 - 2017 - Manager and Instructor, Language and Employment Training Programs, London District Catholic School Board, (LDCSB)
  • 2009 - 2011 - Curriculum and Program Developer, Learning Innovation Centre, Lambton College, Sarnia
  • 2005 - 2008 - Professor, Modern Languages Department, King’s University College, Western University
  • 2004 - 2007 - Lecturer, Coordinator Academic English Preparation Program and TESL Program, Western University
  • 2002 - 2003 - Academic Coordinator/Head Teacher, English Language Programs, University of Guelph
  • 2001 - 2002 - Coordinator ESL, Dufferin Peel Catholic School Board, Mississauga

Other Activities


  • Presenter, Academic Integrity in Curriculum Development, Academic Integrity Symposium, Academic Integrity Council of Ontario (AICO) (November 2019)

Professional Development:

  • OBL Workshops, George Brown College (fall 2019)
    • Workshop 1: Introduction to Outcomes Based Learning
    • Workshop 2: Writing Course Outcomes  
    • Workshop 3: Authentic Assessment
    • Workshop 4: Creating Lesson Plans     
  • Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) – (3 day training, 2019)
  • Teaching for Success, Professional Development Program, Centre of Teaching and Learning, Mohawk College  (2 day training, 2018)

Committee Work:

  • Curriculum Committee, School of English as Second Language, George Brown College
  • Program Review Committee, Mohawk College (2018 -2019)
  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors: TESL Ontario (2015 - 2017)
  • Developed strategic priorities and established a provincial professional designation OCELT
  • London Settlement and Language Providers Committee (2011 - 2016)
  • Program Advisory Committee, Lambton College (2009 - 2011)


  • Member, TESL Ontario, London Chapter (2020)
  • Member: #ALLYHam - Accessibility Hamilton (2019 - 2020)
  • Member: Ontario Colleges Language and Communication Council (OCLCC) (2018)
  • Member: Ontario Association of School Districts International (OASDI) (2017)
  • Member: The Canadian Association of Public Schools – International (CAPS – I) (2017)
  • Member: Ontario Association of Adult and Continuing Education School Board Administrators (CESBA) (2011/2017)
  • Member: Community Partnership Committee (settlement and language providers) London Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership Project Education (2016)


Gormley, L., & Gill, B. S. (2007). A Study of Language Learner Needs and Barriers to Accessing Current Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Programs in Hamilton, Ontario. Toronto: Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Canada.