Instructors & Specialists

Our award winning instructors and mentors are dedicated to ensuring you have an excellent learning experience and a smooth transition into your teaching careers.

Dr. Kate McCabe
Practicum and Program Director, Faculty

Kate received a doctorate from SFU in 2023. Her focus of study was hermeneutic philosophy. The title of her dissertation: Walking Backward Out into the Wild. She completed an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from UBC and a Bachelor of Education (Elementary) from UBC. Kate’s MA thesis showed how sustained, structured conversation helps educators bring balance into their practice. Kate holds certification as an International Baccalaureate teacher and practices inquiry learning in her work with children. She founded Creative Minds Early Learning Centre in 1982.

Kate is the recipient of the 2012 Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in ECE.

Dr. Pille Bunnell
Systems Ecologist

Dr. Pille Bunnell is a systems ecologist who has specialised in the integration and explanation of complex concerns for domain specialists, policy makers, students, and the public. She acted as the Director of Environmental Literacy with an international consulting firm (ESSA Technologies Ltd.) where she conducted integrative projects on Adaptive Environmental Management with concerns ranging from fisheries, to land use management and climate change. Pille designed and co-authored the first State of Environment report for BC, and developed public school curricula on ecology.

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