Dr. Nina Halpern
Nina received the Ph.D. in political science, with a specialisation in China, from the University of Michigan in 1985. She taught courses on Chinese politics at several universities in the U.S. and Canada, including Stanford University in California and the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, and published many research articles on Chinese politics. Having decided to devote her time to helping children, she entered the occupational therapy program at UBC, and received her B.Sc. in occupational therapy in 2002. She subsequently worked at different Child Development Centres in the Greater Vancouver area, helping children with disabilities to achieve their full potential. Nina recently retired from her job at the Centre for Child Development in Langley, and is now focused on assisting others through her volunteer work.