A new full-service post-secondary education consulting service created to provide information to students (and their families) requiring assistance with their future plans. Such plans may include university, college, apprenticeship, work, “victory lap” or “gap year”. No matter your intended pathway, let edvice4you help navigate the often complex and confusing decisions ahead.
I graduated from Galt Collegiate as a multi-sport athlete with little knowledge of the post-secondary opportunities available to me. I worked in a factory for almost two years prior to enrolling in a Civil Engineering Technology program at Conestoga College. After two years of college, I attended Western Illinois University with the aid of an athletic scholarship (soccer / football), where I graduated with a B.Sc. degree in Physical Geography and Earth Sciences. I then attended the University of Calgary where I completed a M.Sc. degree in Earth Science / Geomorphology while also competing on the varsity soccer team. From Calgary, I headed east to the University of Waterloo where I graduated with a M.A. in Natural Resource Management (water), studying the impacts of agricultural land use on water quality in the Grand River Basin. It was while serving as a graduate student for three years as both a researcher and teaching assistant, that I found my “passion” – teaching / guidance. I then attended the University of Western Ontario where I completed a B.Ed. / OCT and subsequently began my teaching career.
With over 30 years of teaching experience, many in the Guidance Department, I bring a wealth of knowledge and insight to the post-secondary planning process. I was responsible for the university and college portfolios at my school, created and conducted university and college application workshops, attended numerous open houses and counsellor information seminars and hosted a local University Information Program. I also oversaw our international student program, helped many students successfully land athletic and academic scholarships in the U.S., and assisted those wishing to continue their education overseas.