UBC, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
EDST Degree/s and graduation year/s
Educational Studies – General
Reinventing myself, over and over: After 13 years as a high school chemistry teacher, I burned out. What does one do with a B.Sc. and a B.Ed. if not teach? I started working as a medical trainer in the pharmaceutical industry. I fell in love with adult learning, but was repulsed by the pharmaceutical industry. What now? On to an M.Ed. in adult and workplace learning at Queen’s. I couldn’t get enough! I had to do my PhD. I quit my job, moved to BC with my teen sons and re-started life as a (broke!) student. BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE! It’s challenging leaving school at 50! New to this field, you are under-experienced, but 25+ years of experience also means you are over qualified for entry level jobs! Luckily, my connections at UBC led to work as a Research Manager for UBC’s Centre for Health Education Scholarship. Then, I was the Senior Educational Programs Manager for the School of Population and Public Health. Now I am a curriculum consultant with the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. It’s an amazing career! I work with programs across the university renewing existing degree programs and developing new ones. I work with creative, intelligent people, help make education better for students, and I learn so much about so many different areas of study! ….and I’m an actor because it’s fun!