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Know Your Profs: Camosun economics and statistics prof Ocean Lu loves to see students succeed

May 13, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor

Know Your Profs is an ongoing series of profiles on the instructors at Camosun College.

Every issue we ask a different instructor at Camosun the same 10 questions in an attempt to get to know them a little better.

Do you have an instructor that you want to see interviewed in the paper? Maybe you want to know more about one of your teachers, but you’re too busy, or you’re too shy, to ask? Email editor@nexusnewspaper.com and we’ll add your instructor to our list of teachers to talk to.

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This issue we talked to economics and statistics instructor Ocean Lu about having the most rewarding job, being misunderstood, and having an identical twin sister.

1: What do you teach and how long have you been a teacher at Camosun?

I teach economics and statistics. I started teaching part-time in January 2011, then became full-time faculty in May 2012.

Camosun’s Ocean Lu, not to be confused with her twin sister, Rain (photo by Jill Westby/Nexus).

Camosun’s Ocean Lu, not to be confused with her twin sister, Rain (photo by Jill Westby/Nexus).

2: What do you personally get out of teaching?

It’s the most rewarding job, and I feel that I make a difference each class.

3: What’s one thing that you wish your students knew about you?

That I have another degree in Chinese Dance Choreography, and that I have an identical twin sister, Rain (so that the students don’t get freaked out when they see both of us).

4: What’s one thing you wish they didn’t know about you?

That I have an identical twin sister, Rain (laughs).

5: What’s the best thing that’s happened to you as a teacher here?

Seeing students succeed when they follow my advice.

6: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you as a teacher here?

Being misunderstood due to the fact that English wasn’t my first language.

7: What do you see in the future of postsecondary education?

Programs more tailored to the needs of students.

8: What do you do to relax on the weekends?

I teach dancing.

9: What’s your favourite meal?

Dumplings.

10: What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Mouse-like pets.

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