Meet The Faculty

Shane Dalager, Program Chair/Instructor   

Shane Dalager

Shane is a Red Seal Electrician, completing his training at Thompson Rivers University in 1997.  He holds certification as a Class "A" Field Safety Representative, Electrical Inspector, and a British Columbia Provincial Instructor Diploma. Having worked in the Residential, Commercial, and Industrial fields wiring everything from custom homes, hospitals, high-rises, and overhead door controls to top drive units.  Having years of electrical instructional experience at both the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and the Electrical Dept at VIU, He enjoys helping students interpret the ever changing and exciting field of electrical installations - everything from transposing formulas, working through complicated code rules to designing motor control circuits and bending conduit.

Phone: 250-740-6563, Local 6563
Email: Shane.Dalager@viu.ca

 

Deanna Littlejohn, Instructor

Deanna is a Red Seal Electrician, completing her apprenticeship in the early eighties, and having developed the Electrical Program at VIU Deanna has both chaired and instructed in the department since 2007. She has been involved in co-generation projects in Northern Alberta, electrical preventative maintenance at the Cold Lake Air Force Base, high voltage substation construction, oil field construction in Fort McMurray, high-rise commercial offices in Toronto, fire alarm systems, numerous residential and commercial projects and marine electrical in Brisbane, Australia. Deanna has also conducted Electrical Training Gap Analysis in Mongolia and the Bahamas, is actively involved in the CSA Code development, holds an A FSR (Field Service Representative certification) and a Provincial Instructors Diploma. She finds it rewarding to help students gain the skills they need to become independent, capable, and optimistic about their future.

Phone: 250-740-6563, Local 6563
Email: Deanna.Littlejohn@viu.ca

 

Samuel JohnsonInstructor

Samuel is a Trades Qualified Red Seal Electrician, Provincial Instructors Diploma, and 'B' level contractor. He has extensive work experience in the electrical trade as an electrical contractor, and 17 years’ experience as an industrial electrician, 12 of those years as foreman. He has worked on high rises and commercial projects, in new construction and renovations, done tenant improvements, service work and a variety of maintenance. He enjoys helping people grasp the underlying concepts that make understanding the vast and always evolving electrical field easier, and he likes seeing students come back for the different levels of training and to see their confidence and talent grow.

Phone: 250-740-6563, Local 6563
Email: Samuel.Johnson@viu.ca

 

Terry Fedchuk, Electrical Tool Room /Instructional Assistant

Terry Fedchuk, VIU Electrician Instructor

Terry completed his Electrical apprenticeship at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology where he received his Journeyman Red Seal Certificate in 1979, and became a Master Electrician in 1988. He has experience in industrial, commercial, and residential projects and has also owned his own electrical contracting company. He has his BC Instructor’s Diploma and is very passionate about the electrical industry – he finds passing his knowledge onto students very rewarding.

Phone: 250-753-3245, Ext. 2054
Email: Terry.Fedchuk@viu.ca