Category: Curriculum Vitae


PhD, University of British Columbia I received my Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology in April 1992. My dissertation was entitled “Premenstrual Syndrome in Context.” My Ph.D. work was completed under the supervision of Dr. Tannis MacBeth. During my PhD program,


Justice Institute of British Columbia Instructional Excellence award, 2016 “… for superior instructional ability and commitment to excellence, exemplifying JIBC values.” Honourable mention for the Marion Porter Prize for the most significant feminist research article published the preceding year in

Clinical Training

Ear acupuncture training   2009 In June, 2009 I trained in the use of NADA acupuncture from the National Acupuncture for Detoxification Association, and the Shen Protocol taught by Dr. W. Walker, TCM. Both protocols are useful in treating trauma

Teaching and Research Experience

Work Experience Jan 2015 to May 2017. Co-Instructor. I taught Multiculturalism, Conflict, and Social Justice, with my co-instructor, Marion Craig, Sgt. Ret’d. This is a fourth year course in the Bachelors of Law Enforcement Studies at the Justice Institute of


Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2019). Using Visual Narratives (Comics) to Increase Literacy and Highlight Stories of Social Justice: Awakening to Truth and Reconciliation. In Ed. J.H. Eikenaar (Ed.) Collected Essay on Learning and Teaching: Pedagogical Innovation: Adapting Practice to Evolving Cultures, 12, 46-59. Motherwell McFarlane,

Manuscripts in Process

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (manuscript in progress). Life Outside the Box Educators’ Manual: Sixty visual narrative lesson plans to help at-risk children, youth, and adults promote self care, inclusivity, and social justice. A Justice Institute of British Columbia initiative.  Motherwell McFarlane,

Institutional Service to the JIBC

Visually translating the Reclaiming Power and Place: The National Inquiry’s Final Report Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Chapter 2. Justice Institute of British Columbia, March 4, 2020.

Facilitated Workshops

(*=Invited workshop) Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2022). SPLOT-a-polooza! Using SPLOTs to share learning objects, deepen understanding, and build learning community. BC Campus- “FLO Fridays” 3-hour workshop to be offered in July, 2022 Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2022). Strange Times: A co-created graphic

Conference Presentations

(*=Invited presentation) (Qx = Paper acceptance pending and then cancelled due to COVID quarantine) Motherwell McFarlane, J.A, et al. (2022) Get cape. Wear cape. Fly: The psychology of making one change. Remote video presentation of learner’s (yet to be selected)

Grants awarded

Life Outside the Box crime prevention program         $100,000 Teachers and school liaison officers will empower middle-grade children in high-crime neighbourhoods to “think outside the box”: Creating comics, sharing stories, believing in a better future. The Life


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