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Geoffrey Soloway

Geoffrey Soloway, Ph.D


Abbotsford campus, D218c

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Geoffrey Soloway - Bio

Geoffrey has been working in the area of health promotion, mindfulness and wellbeing with adults in the workplace for over 15 years. Geoff completed a PhD in Curriculum and Teacher Development at OISE of the University of Toronto, as well as a Master's of Education on Holistic Education.  Geoff has worked as an Instructor at the University of Toronto, teaching in the area of Stress Reduction, Health Promotion and Enabling Learning, and as Health & Wellness Specialist within Human Resources at University of British Columbia. Geoff is also an Organizational Coach, completing his certification through the University of British Columbia and continues to teach in that program.  Geoff is Co-founder and Chief Training Officer at MindWell U, a mindfulness-based consultancy offering evidence-based training to organizations across Canada and the US.  Geoff continues to collaborate on research projects with organizations focusing on the impact of mindfulness on productivity, mental health, psychological health and safety and leadership.  

Prior, Geoff worked as an outdoor educator and adventurer.  Geoff has traveled in every province and territory in Canada, and worked for 10 years as a Leadership Guide, running canoe trips with youth and adults. As part of his own personal and professional development, Geoff completed a 3-month intensive yoga teacher training at Yashodhara Ashram in 2003, and sat a month-long mindfulness meditation retreat at Insight Mediation Society (IMS) in 2009, as well as numerous other mindfulness-based trainings and retreats. He now lives on Bowen Island in British Columbia with his family. 

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Since participating in the Adult Education program, I have incorporated many of the skills and concepts into my everyday work. I feel strongly that my involvement in the Adult Education program has enhanced my work, and has given me the critical thinking skills needed to develop new programming and further my career.

  • – Garrison Duke
  •    Director of Employment at Abbotsford Community Services

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