Dawson College, Montreal, QC
Faculty, Physiotherapy Technology Department
University of Alberta
Bachelor of Science (BSc), Physiotherapy/MicrobiologyBachelor of Science (BSc), Physiotherapy/Microbiology
1992 – 1998
Curious to explore new realms in pedagogy and unwavering in her commitment to her students’ success and well-being, Cathy has consistently been an ambassador for active learning strategies including two-stage examinations and simulation. Open to innovation and eager to say yes to new adventures in pedagogy, Cathy converted her didactic course to join a novel, outreach project in the community.
Having embraced professional development from the onset of her career, Cathy has been involved in several communities of practice including UDL and Dawson’s Active Learning Community. She is continually excited to share her newly-constructed knowledge with her department and makes herself available to mentor her peers. Her latest endeavour was exploring the use of branching scenarios to improve clinical judgement amongst Physiotherapy Technology students.
In addition to the above accomplishments, Cathy has played a pivotal role in the Implementation of the new Physiotherapy Technology program. She has challenged her colleagues to embrace a new method of teaching and encouraged the group to move beyond their level of comfort and strive for a better-aligned curriculum. In collaboration with the Office of Academic Development, she also spearheaded the adoption of the CourseFlow platform for use in program development which will undoubtedly contribute to ongoing curricular alignment and increased student success.
SALTISE Innovator 2022 SALTISE Best Practices & Pedagogical Innovators AwardSALTISE Conference 2022