Education and Professional Development


  • PhD in Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University (in progress)
  • MSc in Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University, 2008
  • MBA-level courses in Finance, Managerial Accounting and Organization, Heriot-Watt University, 2000-2001
  • Masters-level economics and mathematics courses, The University of British
  • Columbia, 1983
  • One-year honours journalism program, Carleton University, 1980
  • Bachelor of Arts (With Distinction), Carleton University, 1979


Professional Development

  • Management and marketing courses offered by the Schulich School of Business (York University), the Centre for Continuing Studies (University of Western Ontario) and by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • Emergency communications training, Justice Institute of British Columbia
  • Cultivating Leadership Presence Through Mindfulness workshop, Institute for Mindful Leadership
  • Web design, management and strategy courses offered by SFU’s Writing and Publishing Program
  • Writing, design and editing courses sponsored by the Canadian Association of Labour Media and the Canadian Periodical Publishers Association
  • Desktop publishing, Pagemaker, PhotoShop,QuarkXPress and Macromedia Director courses sponsored by Desktop Publishing Associates
  • Courses on multimedia development and appraisal, Ryerson Polytechnic University
  • Certificate program in university teaching, Simon Fraser University’s Teaching and Learning Centre
  • Web of Change workshop, Hollyhock Institute, Cortes Island
  • Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management facilitator’s workshop, Toronto