Wendy Simms

Wendy Simms
Wendy Simms has a B.Sc. (Ecology), M.Sc. (Toxicology), and recently completed her Doctorate degree in Education (Learning Sciences), with a focus on sustainability education. Her research explored environmental identity development and the role of reflection in connecting learning experiences to sustainability thinking and stewardship. Her dissertation was just voted as a finalist for the best science education dissertation in Canada. Wendy has been a faculty member at Vancouver Island University for eighteen years. She crosses disciplinary boundaries by teaching a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in the Faculties of Education, Science and Technology, Management, and Social Sciences. She is passionate about supporting all students' awareness of their own identity and worldview and is committed to weaving Indigenous Worldviews into the curriculum. Wendy contributes extensively to community outreach educational initiatives, as she is a longtime volunteer for Science World's Scientists in the Schools program and is a Board Member for the Nanaimo Science and Sustainability Society.