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Linda M. Pardy


University of Calgary (2010)

Degree: Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership

Dissertation: Collective Wisdom: A Heuristic Inquiry into the Essence of Being an Adult Student Considered At-Risk

University of Calgary

Degree: Master of Education in Adult, Community, and Workplace Learning

Thesis: Post-secondary Student Success: A Synthesis of Learning and Transformation

University of the Fraser Valley

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Adult Education

Vancouver Community College                               

Provincial Instructor Diploma


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),  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.

Teaching Interests
  • Experiential Learning
  • Work Integrated Learning
  • Indigenization
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Knowledge Practice Learning
  • Project Management
  • Workplace Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
Current Research Projects
  • Knowledge Practice and Experiential Learning Innovations in Teaching.
  • Expanding Career Options for Arts Majors.
  • Indigenization: Faculty development for non-Indigenous instructors.
  • Teaching and Learning: Faculty Involvement in Student Development
  • Storytelling: Alternative Notions for Truth and Representation.
  • Academic Advising in a Pan-Canadian Context.
Current Committee and Service Work
  • UFV Senate Sub-Committee for Teaching & Learning
  • UFV Learning Environment Committee
  • UFV Prior Learning Assessment Review Committee
  • Communications Curriculum Committee (Chair)
  • Communications Program Review Committee
  • BC Council on Admissions and Transfer, EducationPlannerBC, Project Lead
  • Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, Reviewer
  • Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University (SFU) – Doctoral Committee Member
  • BC Instructional Skills Workshop Trainer
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