Specialist, Teaching and Learning
Abbotsford campus, G104b
Phone: 604-504-7441, ext. 4815email Claire
Claire Hay has been at UFV since 2002 and brings 18 years of classroom experience to the role of Specialist, Teaching and Learning. Trained as a geographer, Claire has taught a suite of undergraduate geography courses here at UFV adding portfolio courses to her teaching practice over the past 3 years. Ten years into her teaching career, Claire began questioning the effectiveness of her teaching and completed the Provincial Instructor Diploma program to further her education in best practices for teaching and learning. The result was a new passion for post-secondary education, one that puts students at the centre of their learning and includes active and problem-based pedagogies, experiential learning, student-led assessment practices and an emphasis on student well-being. To further her knowledge and support faculty in this new role, Claire is embarking on a Doctorate of Education in Learning Sciences at the University of Calgary starting this summer.
In her new role as Specialist, Teaching and Learning, Claire hopes to engage faculty in the stories of their own teaching practice and help them become their best teaching selves to support UFV’s vision and mission. She says “my hope is to meet faculty where they are in their teaching craft and work with them to see what’s possible and continue to pursue innovation and excellence in the classroom.”