Testimonial

Testimonial

 

In her world, no one is left behind. If you show promise and want to journey forward, she will never let up on you. She was also a wonderful presence outside the classroom. Many times I would pop up to her office for help before an exam, along with two or three friends. She would simply move some books aside and make room for everyone. In her world, no one is left behind. If you show promise and want to journey forward, she will never let up on you. She was also a wonderful presence outside the classroom. Many times I would pop up to her office for help before an exam, along with two or three friends. She would simply move some books aside and make room for everyone.

 

-KELLY REDMAN

 

From the first moment I stepped into her classroom, I could feel something like a spell take hold of me. The classes were about four and a half hours long, yet at the end, many students still lingered. We could hardly wait until the next class. It was like reading a good book. You cannot put it down. One day we started talking about grief and soon were deep into personal stories. She altered the agenda to allow us to spend the rest of the class on the subject of grief and loss. What came about was memorable. Some of the students admitted to never having shared these intense and personal stories with anyone before. In her classes, we talked, we argued, we listened, we laughed and we cried. We were often loud and sometimes very quiet and somber. Through all of this, we learned.

-JANICE PENNER

The first day of class with her was far from typical. She stated her personal and professional code of ethics and her expectations of us with the greatest conviction I’d ever witnessed in an academic setting. A few years later, I served as one of two peer facilitators for a course of hers which had 150 students. She mentored me in teaching and tutoring. When she fell ill, she convinced the Faculty with great faith and optimism to permit us to teach the course in her absence. It was an honour to have been given such an opportunity and to have been trusted to present properly the curriculum she had devised.

-SUSIE TURNER

So much passion radiates from her, you can feel it. She awakened something in me. I felt the strength and desire to test my limits. She taught me there were . deep reserves of talent in myself that I didn’t even know I had.

-AMY MARTIN