After 15 years of marketing management work with high-performing multinational consulting and professional services firms, I entered the ranks of academia where I have been facilitating learning for the last 10 years at the degree, post-grad certificate and diploma levels. Some of my favorite courses which I've designed and delivered include Leadership Development, Creativity & Innovation in Business, Diversity in the Workplace and Entrepreneurship.
This is me in 2014 when I did the CN Tower Edge Walk. I'm deathly scared of heights and did this to push myself out of my comfort zone, something I've been doing a lot of since! Next on the list zip lining on May
As an educator I have the privilege to work with some amazing students. Sumayya Daghar, a former student and research assistant, worked with me on a research project which was accepted for presentation at CSM 2015 in Leicester and will be published in an international book, forthcoming this year.
I completed my doctorate last year in my This was one of the hardest and most transformational experiences of my life. I'm very lucky to have worked with an incredible supervisor Dr Albert Mills of Saint Mary's university.
I developed a passion for innovation in teaching and learning in 2012 when I led the design and delivery of a portfolio learning model in five new Bachelor of Business Administration programs for an Ontario-based college, fostering self-awareness, growth mindset and 21st century skills. This is a digital storytelling video by Luisa, one of my students, sharing her development story. The learning portfolio initiative has received international recognition at teaching and learning conferences!
I moved to Toronto in 2001 through a work promotion with an international consulting/ professional services firm. I met my husband soon after, we were married in 2004 and moved to Oakville where we now live and raise our amazing son, who is the love of my life.
I moved to Canada from Iran in 1980 where I lived in Victoria and Vancouver, BC. We moved around a fair amount until my family settled in West Vancouver. At one point I counted having gone to 9 different schools between
In I was a co-recipient of a significant research grant through the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities for my work in experiential and transformational learning in business courses in higher education.