Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching
Tracey is an advocate for Open Education (OE) and Work-Integrated Learning (WIL). Since coming to Coast Mountain College, she has been able to pursue her passions for these practices though CMTN’s focus on experiential place-based learning. Coast Mountain College has proved to be an innovative, vibrant learning community.
Tracey has worked in the field of education for 19+ years in BC, Alberta and Japan. Along with OE and WIL, Tracey has worked extensively on projects promoting Universal Design for Learning (UDL), best practices for both instructional design and emerging technologies, and promotion of media and information literacy. She has worked on applied research projects in the areas of mobile learning, workplace learning, educational technologies and Open Educational Resources.
Tracey has collaborated on educational research projects with the Edmonton and Calgary Mennonite Centres for Newcomers, UNESCO, the Canadian Communications Foundation, and the University of Qatar, onsite in Doha, Qatar. She has a Master of Education in Open, Digital and Distance Education from Athabasca University and a BA in International Studies with Japanese from UNBC.
She is an active participant in provincial and national organizations supporting educational best practices including: The Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG) ACE-WIL BC, CEWIL, BC campus Open Education Advisory Board and the Riipen Northern Consortium.
When travel is an option, Tracey is traveling!
Learning Transformation Specialist
250-635-6511 Ext. 5234
The seeds of my career in learning began as a restless student, gazing out the window, longing for adventure… and the recess bell to ring. During this time, my curiosity and desire to explore and learn was often cultivated outside of the traditional classroom. It wasn’t until after high school that I realized learning was bigger than my restless self had first encountered.
My journey in post secondary education began with a diploma in Ski Resort Management, was furthered with an undergrad in Outdoor Leadership and an MA in Environmental Education and Communication. Formal education helped to shape a strong foundation in experiential learning. And with this learning grew an openness to seeing educational possibilities both inside and beyond our classrooms with four walls.
Vocationally, I have previous global and diverse experiences teaching and facilitating groups, working with at-risk youth, and working toward positive social change. When I am not on the clock, I love spending time with my family. I also enjoy baking bread, biking, hiking, skiing, and questing to make and enjoy a perfect cup of coffee.
250.635.6511 Ext. 5430
Veronica Chinchilla holds a degree in Computer Science, has extensive experience in the customer service field. Her principle belief of client relations is to treat others the way one would like to be treated, with respect, professionalism, and exceeding client expectations whenever possible.
Veronica has been an instructor with CMTN's Career & College Prep program and has a full understanding of the challenges instructors may experience with technology.
As Learning Technologist, Veronica will provide timely front-line support to our faculty, meeting their needs to deliver excellent educational experiences. She understands the impacts technology can have on the experience of our students and will always respond quickly to requests with the students’ learning goals in mind.
One of the challenges she has mastered is serving faculty and staff members across campuses, who require assistance within the same timelines for troubleshooting.
Technology will continue to expand, and matching technology with our institutional needs will be the key to providing students with an experiential and transformative education.
Veronica enjoys spending time outdoors with her friends, family and her little nieces and nephews.