English Language Centre, Division of Continuing Studies
Jackie provides leadership and oversight to the English Language Centre (ELC) which hosts approximately 2,000 international students per year in a variety of custom designed, culture, and academic programs. Jackie manages the teams responsible for all of the ELC’s Academic, Socio-Cultural, Marketing and Homestay areas. As well, she works with international universities and organizations interested in potential partnerships with the English Language Centre.
Jackie’s background in international education spans more than 30 years including teaching and studying in Japan, conducting research in Canada and the Middle East, and travelling to over 40 countries. Jackie holds a Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from the University Calgary, a Master of Education degree from Temple University and a Bachelor of Arts and TESOL certification from the University of Victoria. Her research interests include cross-cultural comparisons in education.
She has presented at NAFSA and Languages Canada and her publications include: Cross-Cultural Comparison: Piloting an Analytical Framework 2014 Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives 11/1 and Teaching Across Cultures: Canada and Qatar, 2010 Canadian Journal of Education 40/1.