Linda’s passion for enabling learners to develop workplace ready skills has been the focus of her administrative, student affairs, and instructional work. She has been with UFV for a little over 10 years, having come from a long career at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Her research and practice incorporate experiential and workplace learning strategies, transformative learning, gamification, Indigenous world views and student 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, career development, experiential learning, faculty development, program evaluation. As one-of-two creators and producers of the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer’s (BCCAT) premier planning resource, EducationPlannerBC (EPBC), http://www.educationplannerbc.ca Linda brings a wealth of knowledge to understanding the student experience.
Linda has helped thousands of students transition from education to employment. And was awarded the University of the Fraser Valley Teaching Excellence Award in 2013.
When not working or doing her own research, Linda likes to bike, SUB, run, do yoga, and cook. She enjoys spending time outdoors or watching movies with her family.