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Samantha Pattridge

Samantha Pattridge

Department Head; Associate Professor


Abbotsford campus, D3019

Phone: 604-504-7441

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Department Head for Communications

Department Head for Graphic and Digital Design


Samantha has been teaching at the post-secondary level since 2001. She has been at UFV full-time since 2007, teaching a variety of Communications courses at all levels. Prior to coming to UFV, Samantha taught in Alberta for two years in the University of Lethbridge's writing program, for Lethbridge College, and for Athabasca University. Returning to her home province, she taught at BCIT for three years before making the switch to UFV. 

In her spare time, Samantha likes to get to the outdoors with her family - every year she goes camping with her horses and dogs as often as possible. She also enjoys travel, and she is a former tenor drummer with two world champion bands: the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band and the Boghall and Bathgate Pipe Band in Scotland.




M.A. English (2001)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Department of English

M.Sc. Writing and Cultural Politics (1998)
University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Department of English

Hon. B.A. (1997)
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
English Major, French Minor


Teaching Interests

  • Intercultural communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Instructional design and learning theory
  • Document Design
  • Online learning
  • Organizational change management
  • Curriculum design


Pattridge, S. (2018). Ratio of out-of-class time to in-class time for UFV students:
Presentation of sabbatical research project. UFV PD Day 2018, UFV, Abbotsford,

Pattridge, S. (2018). Ratio of out-of-class time to in-class time: A challenge or an
opportunity? Educational Developers Caucus Conference, University of Victoria,
Victoria, BC.

Pattridge, S. & Peters, H. (2017). Analysis of student learning patterns: Ratio of
instructor-directed (in-class) to independent (out-of-class) time spent on learning
activities. BC Campus Symposium, SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, BC.

Pardy, L. & Pattridge, S. (2016). Teaching Communications when you have flipped:
Student perceptions of flipped learning in the Communications classroom.
Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, Congress 2016,
Vancouver, BC.

Pattridge, S., Pardy, L., LaFever, M. (2015). Communication internationalization and
indigenization: One department’s engagement and leadership in institutional
strategic directions. Poster Presentation at Intercultural Intersection Conference.
Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC.

Pattridge, S. (2015). Intercultural lessons learned from facilitation. Intercultural
Intersections Conference. Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC.

Pardy, L., Pattridge, S., & Thomson, D. (2013). Social media in the Canadian postsecondary
Classroom. In G. Mallia (Ed). The social classroom: Integrating social
network use in education. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Pattridge, S. & Pardy, L. (2013, May). Technology and the flipped communications
classroom. Canadian Communication Association, Victoria, BC.

Pattridge, S. (2011, May). Research and teaching opportunities in contract work. UFV
Professional Development Day, Abbotsford, BC.

Pattridge, S. (2001, May). Weaving a safety net: The benefits of an Inkshedding
classroom. Canadian Association for the Study of Language and Learning,
Canmore, Alberta.

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