TEACHING + MENTORING
course design + leadership
For more than a decade I've been developing and leading innovative courses and professional workshops that avoid disciplinary fragmentation; in the cultural aspects of sustainability, the intersection of environmental and social justice, and applied environmental ethics - all with complex and dynamic living systems in mind.
I offer a decade of experience supporting university students, academics, and others in developing their research, and in interpreting it for others in compelling and elegant written work and presentations. I especially shine at mentoring senior and graduate students.
Her ability to share a global perspective while focusing on the vitality of the local provided students with a vision of how they are situated and where it is they can affect change through their art. Beth laid out a sequence of learning that was effortlessly digestible while creating excitement and wonder in the class. A number of projects ... continue throughout the Okanagan, certainly a legacy of Beth's influence on her students. ...
As a teacher and guide her commitment to her students is exemplary and she sets an example as an educator who is willing to go beyond the confines of the system to support and encourage those of us who are out there on the edge.
MFA student, University of British Columbia
COURSES + WORKSHOPS
NatureCulture + Sustainable Futures
APPLIED ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS
ART of SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN - Cradle to Cradle systems
OTHER Courses developed and taught include:
- INTRODUCTION TO TRANSDICSIPLINARY PRACTICE AND THEORY in SUSTAINABILITY
- BIOSPHERE STUDIES: COMPLEX SYSTEMS, WICKED PROBLEMS, INTERCULTURAL PLACES: Case studies and research in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserves.
- WILD IN THE CITY: Urban Ecology through creative approaches to shared habitat
Beth worked with me with a high level of commitment through a variety of levels such as the development of papers and presentations for international conferences, the finalisation of my thesis, and how to network so that my work would have a life beyond the Masters program.
I received amazing support from Beth, always positive and generous with information and her time. ...
Beth gave me a strong foundation and confidence in myself as well as in the value of my work. I can only say she is an amazing and true educator.
MA student, Simon Fraser University
Beth continues to act as a mentor to her former students ... I have found this support valuable and almost necessary as an artist working with environmental issues ... she has been the most influential teacher in my life. Her ongoing mentorship demonstrates her commitment to her students.
Former undergraduate student, and MA student, Oxford-Brookes University