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Transitioning to Teaching - February 23, 2023
Thursday, February 23, 2023, 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM EST
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Transitioning to Teaching (Virtual)

Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 7:00 PM ET 

This will be a panel discussion with 6 educators both seasoned and new, discussing their transition to the educational world. We will have them share their stories and also answer questions regarding favorite teaching tools, difficulties in the profession, and advice for newcomers.


Heather Shannon

Heather Shannon, RVT has been a Registered Veterinary Technologist for over 30 years. During this time, she has worked for mixed animal practices in BC and Alberta, on a cattle ranch in BC as a herd health specialist and in academia. Heather was hired by the TRU Animal Health department in 2007; she is a full-time tenured faculty member with the achievement of Associate Teaching Professor. Heather has taught and created onsite, distance and open learning courses. She is currently the Chair of both the onsite and open learning Veterinary Technology Programs, as well as the Animal Welfare Certificate Program at Thompson Rivers University. Heather has been the President of the British Columbia Veterinary Technology Association and the President of the Registered Veterinary Technician and Technologists of Canada. Heather received the Registered Veterinary Technologist of Canada Making a Difference Award in 2019, the 2020 BCVTA Award of Appreciation and was nominated for the TRU Faculty Excellence Award in 2022.
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