Tell us a bit about where you work and what you do.
I work at the Centre for Teaching, Learning & Innovation at Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) as an instructional designer, facilitating faculty development activities, and also working as a sessional instructor.
How long have you been involved in teaching and learning and/or ed technology?
I have been involved in teaching and learning for 20 + years but formally using educational technology for 14 years when I decided to pursue a career in instructional design.
How long have you been a member of ETUG?
I attended my first ETUG in the Fall of 2006 at BCIT when I worked at Thompson Rivers University.
What’s one thing you really love about the work you do?
I love the opportunity to teach, learn, and advocate – contributing in my own small way in advancing education. I also love the amazing group of innovative and talented people I work with.
What do you like best about this community and its activities?
ETUG is such a great community! It’s local! I like the demonstrations, sharing and opportunity to learn about new tools and ideas in education technology/teaching and learning. Connecting with colleagues and engaging in various conversations.
Do you have a favorite ETUG memory?
When ETUG community was invited to Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops in 2007. I have lots of fun memories as a host (employee of TRU at the time).
What would you like ETUG to provide more of in terms of benefits/value to members? Any input or help you want to ask members to provide?
ETUG provides a lot of great professional development opportunities and I love that they are always trying to be innovative and creative. The Fall 2018 ETUG at Emily Carr University was a typical example of trying new things and changing it up. It was a fun day! Thank you!
Do you have any special interests/hobbies?
Lately advocating for the use of open education resources and open textbooks, gardening, and engaging more in writing and blogging.
Anything special you want to ask or share with members?
Let’s engage more students.