Business

New 'Brew U' instructors at Kwantlen

Dominic Bernard (left) and Alek Egi are KPU’s two new brewing instructors at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. - Photo submitted
Dominic Bernard (left) and Alek Egi are KPU’s two new brewing instructors at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
— image credit: Photo submitted

Dominic Bernard and Alek Egi are two new Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) instructors who will be teaching B.C.’s next generation of brewmasters and brewery operators.

Both bring scientific educational backgrounds, international experience, technical training and passion for brewing to KPU’s new program, and in just over three months, they’ll be sharing their expertise with the Brewing and Brewery Operations program’s first students.

Based at KPU Langley, both Bernard and Egi are currently developing the program’s HOPS courses.

Egi is moving his family halfway across the country to teach at B.C.’s “Brew U,” and brings experience as a brewing manager, technologist, specialist and researcher to the program, on top of a master in food science from Dalhousie, and a raft of brewing- and beer-related training.

With a master of science in brewing and distilling from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, Bernard has about a decade of experience as a science teacher, and has worked in the brewing industries of B.C., Quebec and Belgium.

Bernard and Egi will be manning a program booth at BC Business’s “Business of Craft Beer Week” event Thursday, May 29 on the eve of Vancouver Craft Beer Week. More information is available here.

KPU will be hosting the first information session for its Brewing and Brewery Operations program on Tuesday, May 27 at KPU Langley. To register, visit: kpu.ca/brew

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Flu season may be early this year
 
Child ejected as Surrey collision shears car in half
 
Bargain books for a good cause
Santa Window Walk a success
 
Clinic aims to refresh smiles
 
Election 2014: White Rock candidates – top issues and platforms
Campaign trail tarred with ‘gay serum’ rumour
 
Back Country Horsemen of B.C.
 
Empty coal trains to continue travelling on lightly-used SRY line in North Langley until Nov. 30