Jeanette McCay Outdoor v2Jeanette’s formal education includes a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from the U of S and a B.Ed. in Business from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. For over 20 years in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Jeanette enjoyed teaching high school at Carlton Comprehensive (the biggest high school in Western Canada) and post-secondary Business Administration diploma students at Woodland Campus, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology. Most recently she has been a Curriculum Coordinator at SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary, Alberta, where she supported curriculum development for 17 allied health programs. Jeanette also served on Curriculum strategic planning committees and helped implement new curriculum software systems for the institute.
When Jeanette was teaching in Prince Albert, she felt very privileged to be involved with the startup of the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology – Business Administration satellite program for the province. She says that having the first diploma grads in Canada, complete with CBC television coverage, has been a highlight of her career.
Jeanette McCay Pic IndoorWhen asked about her new position with the UArctic, Jeanette says: “I was excited to join UArctic in December 2007 as the Program Officer with the Office of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) in Saskatoon. I have always wanted to work in the North and am also now starting an international phase of my career. So, UArctic is a perfect opportunity to learn about the northern learners and their needs! Traveling and meeting many new people will be a bonus!
In my role as Program Officer, I’ve already enjoyed assisting with an IPY proposal and learning what IPY is all about. I expect to work with lots of other great teams as we continue to develop curriculum for the Circumpolar Studies program. I thrive on new challenges and being involved with dynamic teams, so I think UArctic will be a rewarding experience.”
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