Teaching

Teaching is one of my main passions in my life and my work, and I am committed to teaching excellence. My teaching approach and teaching philosophy are informed by my seven years working in various areas of academic support and development programming, as well as my work and research in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Since starting at Cape Breton University in 2013, I have had the pleasure of designing and teaching a new course, Indigenous Perspectives of Health and Healing and I also had the pleasure of working with Ken Oakes, Martin Mkandawire, and David Aldersen at Cape Breton University to facilitate a 1 week intensive field course for graduate students and young professionals through the Canadian Water Network.

Most recently, I co-created and co-facilitated an open-access, free course, Learning from the Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki, with Stephen Augustine.

Since 2007, and before coming to Cape Breton University, I had the privilege of teaching over 400 undergraduate students in classes for the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, the International Development Studies programme (IDEV 2500 W12), and the First Year Seminars programme (UNIV 1200 W12) at the University of Guelph.

In addition, I have also co-supervised several undergraduate and graduate reading courses at the University of Guelph and Cape Breton University.

To view details about sample courses, and see multi-media materials produced by the students, I invite you to click on the links above.