Hello From Barrie Ontario

Hi Everyone,

My name is Maureen! I live in Barrie, Ontario and have been teaching elementary grade students for close to 15 years. At this point in my career I would have thought that I am ready to coast my way to retirement. However, 5 years ago I began to think about technology and its potential to revolutionize education. One idea lead to another, and ended up with me applying to the MET program. That was then and now I am nearing the end of my journey with UBC. This is my second last course!!!!!

I have enjoyed all of my courses to date, but I am super curious about this one. My original degree was a bachelor of science in nursing, so I am interested in exploring any new learning that is related to science.

The city of Barrie is a great place to visit if you are thinking of traveling for the summer. It’s located in Central Ontario on the shore of Kempenfelt Bay and only an hour away from Toronto.

I look forward to getting to know everyone over the next little while:)


  1. Hello Maureen. I grew up in T.O. but went to a district school in Vaughn/Woodbridge that had quite a few kids from Barrie in attendance. It was where we went if we wanted to find party space! I too feel like tech is a revolution in education. It has certainly changed how I do business over the last 5 years. Look forward to working with you, given all the MET experience you already have!

  2. Hi Maureen,

    I grew up in Horseshoe Valley so it’s great to see someone who lives so close to home! I will actually be moving home for the summer (my husband and I are flipping a house in Bayou Park near Orillia). Looking forward to working with you.


  3. Hi Maureen,

    Nice to “see” you again. I thought that you would be done by now, but I guess we might end up graduating together instead. Looking forward to working with you again.


  4. Hi Maureen,

    Canada is such a vast country. I am just beginning to explore the Canada Trail in the Vancouver area…to bad it was not there when I cycled across Canada in 1980 – it would have been much safer. Eventually, I will explore the Canada Trail in Ontario and the rest of Canada.


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