Christine Jackson

Senior Lab Instructor, Geography Program, UNBC

CURA Stream Leader - Science and Environmental Education

Phone: 250.960.6438


Location: UNBC Teaching Lab, Room 8-241, Prince George, BC


My dual backgrounds in Education (UWO) and Physical Geography (UBC) have allowed me to develop my interests in outdoor education, and enhancing understanding of our environment. Though my many and varied work experiences make it appear that "I can't hold a job", my contract work in these areas has allowed me to develop and bring together a wide variety of teaching, administrative and research skills that I will to use to enhance the education stream of the CURA project. I joined UNBC's Geography Program in 2001 as a Lab Instructor, managing lab space and teaching introductory labs in Atmospheric Science, Earth Science, and Soil Science, after teaching Physical Geography with the College of New Caledonia, and working as a Teacher on Call with School District 57. Prior to this, I had worked as the Regional Coordinator for the Science Council of BC and particularly enjoyed community development work and projects that developed science and technology interests for youth and young women. My first years in Prince George were spent working with community groups, educators, and students as a Museum Educator, developing and teaching experiential and "hands-on learning" programs in environmental science and technology areas. I also worked briefly as UNBC's Learning Skills Instructor, presenting study and learning skills workshops and tutoring first year students.

Prior to arriving in Prince George I lived in London Ontario for 4 years, where I completed my teaching degree, and worked extensively with their school district's Alternative Parent Participating London Elementary program. Through this experience I worked in multi-age classes, developing independent learning activities, working with a wide range of student abilities, assisting with overnight multli-day outdoor education programs, and advocating for the program with the local school district. My background also includes assisting with a number of atmospheric research projects and work in my original home town, Vancouver, with UBC as a Physical Geography Lab Demonstrator.

I am interested in improving understanding of the natural environment through applied learning and maintain a strong interest in education through my work as a Facilitator with the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund's Wild BC Education programs.