Biography & CV

I have been an instructor at Capilano University since 1997. I teach in the Geography Department and in the Liberal Studies BA.

My teaching focus is in areas of environmental geography, natural hazards, climate change, earth sciences and meteorology. I co-teach a course called Approaching Knowledge for the Liberal Studies BA in addition to being a tutorial advisor for several students.

I am a member of the EarthWorks collective on campus which organizes a lecture series and campus stewardship events aimed at educating about environmental issues and providing hands-on activities for students.

I am currently contributing to the development of a BA in Environmental Studies and a minor in Environmental Stewardship. Decolonizing and indigenizing teaching and learning is very important to me and I am working on a project supporting and facilitating indigenizing practices on campus.


Master of Science
McMaster University (Hamilton, ON)
Geography (Climatology)

Honours Bachelor of Science
 1993, Trent University (Peterborough, ON)
Geography and Environmental Science


  • Faculty, Department of Geography, Capilano University (1997-current)
  • Faculty, Department of Biology, Capilano University (2015)
  • Faculty, BA Liberal Studies, Capilano University (2015-current)
  • Faculty, School of Tourism, Capilano University (current)
  • Instructor, Department of Geography, Douglas College (1998 – 2000)


  • Coordinator, EarthWorks 
  • Indigenize the Academy Committee 
  • Campus Learning Community: Folio Thinking (current)
  • Chair, School of Social Sciences (2015/16; 2016/17)
  • Cap Year Experience Committee
  • Facilitator and member, Campus Learning Community on Indigenizing & Decolonizing