Linda’s passion for enabling learners to develop workplace ready skills has been the focus of her administrative, student affairs, and instructional work. Her research and practice incorporates workplace learning strategies, transformative learning, and work/life readiness development. She has an extensive background in instructional design, online learning, narrative inquiry, student services, project management, and corporate training. Linda is the co-founder of the Pardy Group specializing in student-centred resource design, work integrated learning (WIL), faculty development, and program/service planning. As one-of-two creators and producers of the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer’s (BCCAT) premier planning resource, Education Planner, http://www.educationplanner.ca .
Linda brings a wealth of knowledge to understanding the student experience. Linda has helped thousands of students transition from education to employment. She is excited to be involved with the first open digital student support centre designed to help students juggle all aspects of learning both inside and outside of the classroom. http://www.itsajuggle.ca
Linda was awarded the University of the Fraser Valley Teaching Excellence Award in 2013.
When not working or doing her own research, Linda likes running, biking, yoga, and cooking. She enjoys spending time outdoors or watching movies with her family.