Faith-Anne is a PhD candidate in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies within the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences. Her research centres around women’s leisure experiences as they relate to the challenging and performing of gender ideologies. Faith-Anne has been a Teaching Assistant for 10+ courses in her department and has also enjoyed guest lecturing and being a sessional instructor throughout her graduate studies. She has also had the opportunity to work with the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) as a Teaching Assistant Workshop Facilitator and the Centre for Career Action as a Graduate Skills Facilitator, both times focusing on teaching graduate students how to improve their teaching and how to translate graduate learning into marketable skills and abilities. Throughout her time at the University of Waterloo, Faith-Anne has also completed the Fundamentals of University Teaching and is working on completing the Certificate of University Teaching. All of the teaching and learning experiences she has experienced at uWaterloo has helped Faith-Anne recognize and develop her passion for sharing her love of teaching with others. As a learning facilitator, Faith-Anne aims to be collaborative, reflective, helpful, and focused on helping each learner recognize their own strengths, passions, and goals.
In her role as Graduate Educational Developer with CTE, Faith-Anne will be facilitating workshops and microteaching sessions for the Fundamentals of University Teaching program. In addition to helping students hone their planning and facilitating skills through workshops and microteaching sessions, Faith-Anne also is looking forward to learning with her workshop participants about what teaching looks like in different faculties and the challenges instructors face in teaching and learning. She also hopes to highlight the importance of reflection, development, and self-awareness in the teaching and learning process for graduate students.