This site is intended for VIU students and alumni. So, with that in mind, here is a bit about me that you may find relevant or interesting – keep the snoring to a minimum, you’ll wake the web-gnomes.
Teaching subjects: Currently, I teach Commercial Law (LAWW 326), Negotiations (MGMT 392), Business-Government Relations (MGMT 460) and Principles of Management (MGMT 192). I like to say that I get to teach the most interesting subjects offered at our business school – but, that’s just my opinion. For the first few years at VIU (then Malaspina University-College) I taught Computer Law (CSCI 300), Technology and Society (CSCI 400), and Introduction to Computing (CSCI 110). They were all fun courses – but I sure couldn’t teach Intro Computing now! I’m struggling just to figure out how to set up this blog site.
Passions in work: I love teaching! I’m fortunate to be doing what I always wanted to do. Get ready for the cliche… I love being a part of the success of students (I know, a groaner, but true). My early career was in business, mostly advertising/marketing – great fun! Those concepts leak into a lot of what I do. My undergraduate studies focused on psychology and sociology, which combine well with business and law as well. My biggest kick: Those ‘aha!’ moments when students make connections between what they’re learning and their ‘real’ world.
Passions in the rest of life: My family, which includes my husband, grown son and daughter, and our beautiful puppy; awesome friends; the amazing Canadian West Coast; 4-ish seasons; design & visual beauty of all kinds; hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking, and just about anything outdoors that doesn’t involve man-made noises.