Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning
Tracey is an advocate for Open Education (OE) and Work-Integrated Learning (WIL). Since coming to Coast Mountain College, she has been able to pursue her passions for these practices though CMTN’s focus on experiential place-based learning. Coast Mountain College has proved to be an innovative, vibrant learning community.
Tracey has worked in the field of education for 19+ years in BC, Alberta and Japan. Along with OE and WIL, Tracey has worked extensively on projects promoting Universal Design for Learning (UDL), best practices for both instructional design and emerging technologies, and promotion of media and information literacy. She has worked on applied research projects in the areas of mobile learning, workplace learning, educational technologies and Open Educational Resources.
Tracey has collaborated on educational research projects with the Edmonton and Calgary Mennonite Centres for Newcomers, UNESCO, the Canadian Communications Foundation, and the University of Qatar, onsite in Doha, Qatar. She has a Master of Education in Open, Digital and Distance Education from Athabasca University and a BA in International Studies with Japanese from UNBC.
She is an active participant in provincial and national organizations supporting educational best practices including: The Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG) ACE-WIL BC, CEWIL, BC campus Open Education Advisory Board and the Riipen Northern Consortium.
When travel is an option, Tracey is traveling!
250.635.6511 Ext. 5238
Learning Transformation Specialist
250-635-6511 Ext. 5234
The seeds of my career in learning began as a restless student, gazing out the window, longing for adventure… and the recess bell to ring. During this time, my curiosity and desire to explore and learn was often cultivated outside of the traditional classroom. It wasn’t until after high school that I realized learning was bigger than my restless self had first encountered.
My journey in post secondary education began with a diploma in Ski Resort Management, was furthered with an undergrad in Outdoor Leadership and an MA in Environmental Education and Communication. Formal education helped to shape a strong foundation in experiential learning. And with this learning grew an openness to seeing educational possibilities both inside and beyond our classrooms with four walls.
Vocationally, I have previous global and diverse experiences teaching and facilitating groups, working with at-risk youth, and working toward positive social change. When I am not on the clock, I love spending time with my family. I also enjoy baking bread, biking, hiking, skiing, and questing to make and enjoy a perfect cup of coffee.
I have worked in environmental education and interpretation for over 20 years, interpreting complex biology, geology, and cultural history, and training and supervising interpretive staff. I have led numerous resource management activities, including care for injured Burrowing Owls and monitoring of Massasauga Rattlesnakes. My undergraduate degree is in Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Tourism with a Minor in Spanish and my Masters is in Global Studies and Teaching English as a Second Language. I have taught college courses in Teaching English a Second Language, Environmental Ethics, and Nature Interpretation.
I am a consummate generalist and loves learning all sorts of new things, but long standing passions are fungi, ethnobotany, aquatic macroinvertebrates, permaculture design, structured word inquiry, classical education, inquiry (wonder) based learning, and of course, swimming, paddling, and anything to do with water. I have yet to surf, but that is on my bucket list.
In my role as the Learning Technologist with COLT at Coast Mountain College, I hope to connect with instructors and help them succeed in online teaching.
Learning Transformation Specialist
Work Integrated Learning Division (WILD)
250.635.6511 Ext. 5414
Danna Buick is an Instructor in the Hairdressing Foundations program at CMTN. She is a Red Seal Hairstylist with many years of experience behind the chair both as an employee and salon owner. She holds a Provincial Instructors Diploma, a Micro Master's Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology and an Educators Certificate from Vidal Sassoon. Danna has been an Instructor at CMTN for the last five years.
Danna lives in Kitimat and enjoys spending time in the outdoors walking and hiking with her husband and large dog.
"I am excited to be part of the Work Integrated Learning Division and help foster relationships between our CMTN students and their communities"