Twice nominated for the School of Health Sciences Teaching Excellence Award, Jonathan was a faculty member and the program head (Part-Time Studies) of the Department of Basic Health Sciences (BHSC) who was affiliated with the Environmental Health/Public Health Inspector, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nuclear Medicine and Nursing programs. Jonathan has been a strong advocate for quality education programming with extensive experiences in curriculum/program review and development as well as accreditation in his past roles as a department head and member of various School and Institute committees. He was appointed chair of the School Quality Committee in 2009, elected to the Education Council (EDCO) in 2013 and re-elected in 2014. Jonathan served as the Vice-Chair of the Programming Committee on EDCO until June 2015 when he vacated his seat to join the School of Computing and Academic Studies at BCIT. He was appointed Manager, Academic Planning and Quality Assurance, Vice President - Academic Office in Jan 2019. Over the years Jonathan also has acquired a broad range of experiences in health professional education and research through his activities in various organizations such as his participation in the Burden of Disease study co-sponored by Harvard University's School of Public Health and the World Health Organization.
Jonathan did his undergraduate study in Microbiology at the University of Toronto, and then his postgraduate study in Microbiology & Immunology at Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario) and Epidemiology at the University of British Columbia respectively.
Jonathan has participated in infectious diseases, infection control and health care quality conferences such as the Avian and Pandemic Flu Preparedness (2006 and 2008), the Canadian Public Health Association Centennial Conference (2010), the International Congress on Infectious Diseases (2012), the Provincial Infection Control Network Conference in BC (2011, 2014, 2015 and 2017) and Optimizing Healthcare Quality Conference (2016). He was invited by numerous British Columbia media organizations for interviews during the H1N1 pandemic in 2009. At present, he is a member of the International Society for Infectious Diseases and the BC Provincial Infection Control Network (PICNet) Community of Practice.