New director for SCC

Dr. Zhenyi Li

The faculty and staff at the School of Communication and Culture (SCC) are pleased to share the news that Dr. Zhenyi Li has accepted the appointment as the new school director as of September 26, 2019.  

Zhenyi joined Royal Roads in 2005, after teaching intercultural communication at the University of British Columbia and the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland. He has guest lectured at Simon Fraser University, Queen’s University, Lille Catholic University in France, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing and Fudan University in Shanghai, China.  

Zhenyi views intercultural communication as his career, passion and personal life. He was critical in establishing the MA in Intercultural and International Communication program at Royal Roads, the first of its kind in Canada, and is program head of the blended offering of the program. Zhenyi’s research interests include intercultural branding and marketing and the connection between intercultural communication and health-related knowledge, attitude and beliefs. He is a consultant, trainer and volunteer in his community, dedicated to promoting intercultural understanding, cross-cultural adaptation and multiculturalism.

SCC would like to acknowledge and thank Dr. Julia Jahansoozi for her thoughtful care and dedication to the school as the previous director. We are very grateful for her supportive and positive leadership of the school.