Pedagogical Training & Achievements
2020 Student Teaching Award of Excellence, Wilfrid Laurier University
Certificates & Training
2021 Intercultural Certificate, Laurier International
2019 Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW) (certificate)
2019 University Teaching for Doctoral Students (certificate)
2019 Course Re(Design) Workshop
2019 Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) (certificate)
2018 University Teaching Foundations
2017 Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education, edX MOOC for Educators
2010 Dealing with Difficult People, Conestoga College
Teaching - Undergraduate
ES274: One Earth, One Health
GG102: Introduction to Human Geography
Workshops & Short Courses
2022 Laurier Summer Institute of Research Methods
Creating Effective Online Pedagogy
In this workshop we will describe and define some foundational considerations for creating effective online pedagogy, including universal design for learning and the concept of backwards design to guide content creation. The workshop will be focused on instructional design; however, we will briefly touch on strategies for teaching an asynchronous online course. Students will have the opportunity to create a short online lesson by applying what they have learned. This workshop is particularly relevant in our ever-evolving teaching and learning environment where new and existing courses are increasingly being offered in an asynchronous online format and educators have the opportunity to develop new online courses.
2019 Guelph Organic Conference
Country Bee, City Bee: Building Bridges Between People and Pollinators
In this workshop, my co-presenter and I gave an overview of pollinators and pollination with a focus on native bee populations. Bee Friendly Farming and Bee City initiatives were discussed.
2019 Laurier Summer Institute of Research Methods
Qualitative Research Approaches: Finding the Right Fit
In this full-day course my co-instructor and I helped students explore five qualitative approaches to research, including case study, ethnography, grounded theory, narrative research, and phenomenology.
Instructional Designer (April 2021 - October 2022)
In this role I am responsible for online course design and project management, working both independently and collaboratively across a team of academics, curriculum consultants, eLearning developers, QA specialists and external vendors. In addition, I will ensure courses are delivered on time and meet Conestoga's high standards for academic quality.
Instructional Design Specialist (January - June 2021)
In this role I work collaboratively with institutional colleagues toward developing online courses and programs by applying my knowledge of instructional design theory, project management, strong communication and self-management skills. I make recommendations to enhance and ensure quality standards in online learning courses, processes, and procedures; prepare instructional design resources; and stay informed of the educational literature and trends in higher education.
President's Award for Team Achievement, 2021
2020 Preventative Care Program, Primary Care Physician's Office
Monitored and updated patient status for appropriate preventative care including: cervical, breast, and colon cancer screening
2008 - 2012 Infection Prevention and Control
Provided theoretical and hands-on training to medical and allied hospital staff.
Provided education about healthcare associated infections (HAIs) to patients and families.
2011 Just Clean Your Hands Program Expert
Advised local implementation of JCYH program, mentored assistant coaches, coordinated site visits, conducted training sessions, surveys, and assessments. and provided reports to Regional Infection Control Network coordinator.
2004 - 2008 Cardiac Care
Prepared patients for their cardiac interventions (cardiac surgery, pacemaker insertion, angiogram/plasty, cardioversion).
Recovered and monitored patients post cardiac intervention and provided education and support for patients and families for discharge home.