FRIENDS OF THE
Member of the Scientific
Committee, presenter and workshop facilitator.
Katherine McGuire is a Senior
Instructor of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick in
Saint John, Canada. She has qualifications in Psychology and
Adult Education and has been involved in research in both areas.
In addition to obtaining a Masters in Adult Education and a
Master of Arts in Psychology, she has earned a Diploma in
University Teaching and has been teaching in higher education
As a dedicated teacher she continues
to make efforts towards pedagogical improvement both within her
own classes and her workplace, actively participating in
improving the overall pedagogical standards at her university.
She has provided important support for student advising and
recruitment, has held workshops in student success, and has
served on the organising committee for many on-campus teaching
related events. Katherine is the current co-chair of the
Teaching Excellence and Policy Senate Committee and is a member
of both the Vice-Presidents Excellence in Teaching Committee
and the University of New Brunswick Research Ethics Board.
Locally, she is a member of the interprofessional Health
Research Committee and, nationally, was a member of the 2010
organizing committee for the Canadian Network for Innovation in
Education (a conference focused on issues relevant to
She and her collaborators have
published research in refereed journals and conference
proceedings and have presented at local, national, and
international conferences. Much of her research has focused on
cognitive psychology, pedagogical issues, and the improvement of
teaching effectiveness. She has taught at the international
level at Beijing Concord College, China and on a volunteer basis
at Emmanuel College in Swaziland.
She has a love for travel which has
taken her from beneath the pyramids of Giza to Basecamp Mount
Everest. This passion and a deep desire to help underprivileged
children, has led her to work on projects in South Africa,
Swaziland, and the Ukraine.
Pericles 'Asher' Rospigliosi