About

Catherine Rawn is a Professor of Teaching in the Department of Psychology, as well as the Chair of the Curriculum Committee for the Department as well as the Faculty of Arts as a whole. She regularly teaches students in the required research methods and statistics sequence (PSYC 217 and 218). She is a co-author on the textbook used in PSYC 217, and has published scholarly work on two-stage exams, student engagement in large classrooms, student evaluations of teaching, and the role of teaching-focused faculty at large research-intensive universities in Canada. Catherine is a descendant of European settlers to regions now known as New York state and southern Ontario (Haudenosaunee traditional territory) and Newfoundland (Beothuk traditional territory). She was raised primarily by her grandmother on pensions, and was the first person in her family to attend university.

  • current home: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh traditional territory)
  • hometown: Guelph, Ontario, Canada (Haudenosaunee traditional territory)
  • undergrad: University of Waterloo (St. Jerome’s) in Ontario
  • grad school: University of British Columbia in Vancouver
  • marriage partner: Russell (since 2004)
  • siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother (all younger)
  • niblings: 1 niece, 1 nephew
  • parents: 6 (5 living)
  • notable ancestor: Jacob Rawn, who has his own plaque for serving in the War of 1812 (which is making Truth & Reconciliation personal)
  • amount of toothiness in my Duchenne smile: photo
  • i like learning in classes: UBCx IndEdu200x (Reconciliation through Indigenous Education with Dr. Jan Hare, November 2018), PSYC 312 (History of Psychology with Dr. Andrea Perrino), ASTU 400 (Writing in the Disciplines with Dr. Jackie Rea), beginner pottery (at Claytek, Fall 2016), beginner knitting (at Three Bags Full, January 2018), hatha yoga (at Open Door Yoga, ongoing since August 2016)
  • races completed since i started exercising in 2007:
    • 13 Half Marathon runs (21.1k): 2018 Vancouver Historic Half (2h14); 2017 MEC Lower Mainland Road Race Nine Garry Park (2h17); 2017 BMO Vancouver (2h17); 2016 Fall Classic (2h13); 2016 Rock ‘n’ Roll Vancouver (2h17); 2016 BMO Vancouver (2h11); 2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll Vancouver (2h15); 2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll Vancouver (2h12), 2014 San Francisco First Half (2h19), 2014 BMO Vancouver (3h10 walk), 2013 Spirit of the Shore (2h07), 2013 BMO Vancouver (1h59 PB), 2012 Lululemon Seawheeze (2h20),
    • 2 Marathons (42.2k): 2012 BMO Vancouver (run 5h05 PB), 2008 BMO Vancouver (walk 7h00)
    • 4 10k runs: 2017 MEC Lower Mainland Road Race One Stanley Park (1h01); 2016 Run Canada Day (1h25); 2013 UBC Rec Great Trek (55:11 PB), 2011 Vancouver Sun Run (1h01:41)
    • 2 Sprint Distance Triathlons (700m swim, 20k bike, 5k run): 2015 UBC (25:16 swim, 52:31 bike, 30:03 run, 1h55:55 total PB), 2013 UBC (27:16 swim, 1h08 bike, 27:30 run, 2h04 total)
  • some places i have traveled to: Canada: Halifax NS, Sydney NS, Wolfville NS, Montreal QC, Ottawa ON, Kingston ON, Toronto ON, Niagara Falls ON, London ON, St Catharine’s ON, Stratford ON, Winnipeg MB, Saskatoon SK, Banff AB, Calgary AB, Bowen Island BC, Kamloops BC, Kelowna BC, Penticton BC, Osoyoos BC, Salt Spring Island BC, Summerland BC, Sun Peaks BC, Tuwanek BC, Uclulet BC, Victoria BC, Whistler BC; USA: Austin TX, San Antonio TX, Portland OR, Albuquerque NM, Memphis TN, Tampa FL, San Diego CA, Long Beach CA, San Francisco CA, Palo Alto CA, Palm Springs CA, Lexington KY, New Orleans LA, Las Vegas NV, Washington DC, Minneapolis MN, Chicago IL, Niagara Falls NY, Boston MA, Lahaina (Maui) HI, Port Huron, MI; Germany: Cologne, Dusseldorf, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Munich, Münster, Xanten; Italy: Bologna, Ferrara, Florence, Milan, Rome, Venice; Austria: Salzburg, Vienna; Belgium: Bruges, Brussels; Mexico: Puerto Vallarta, Cancun; Dominican Republic: Punta Cana; England: Cambridge, London; France: Paris; Netherlands: Amsterdam; Spain: Barcelona
  • book history: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/83320831-catherine

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