Ph.D., University of Toronto, OISE.
Gary has 42 years of educational experience, including 10 years as a classroom teacher, 3 years as a Vice-Principal, 8 years as a Principal and 17 years as a Teacher Educator. He has taught a variety of Curriculum & Instruction courses at the University of Alberta, University of Lethbridge, Lake Superior State University, University of North Dakota, University of Minnesota Duluth, and the University of Manitoba at both the Graduate and Undergraduate level. He has also taught professional development courses with the Canadian Teachers Federation Project Overseas in Guyana and Jamaica. He was a member of the curriculum development team for the Grade 12 Social Studies course Global Issues – Citizenship and Sustainability and Co-author of the research report, Sustainable Development and Living through Changing Teacher Education and Teaching in Manitoba.
Gary is a member of the Manitoba Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Working Group, University of Manitoba Sustainability Committee, Education for Sustainable Well-Being Research Group at the University of Manitoba, and a member of a team that teaches the Education for Sustainable Well-Being Summer Institute. He is the co-editor of the newsletter The Holistic Educator.
He is the co-founder and co-facilitator of the Global Teachers Inquiry Project (GTIP). This research group is in its fourth year with its main goal to support Social Studies teachers in their action research of their journey into inquiry learning and student action, which is the foundation of the Global Issues course. As part of the teachers’ research they are members of the Manitoba Education Research Network (MERN) and in that role, make presentations at the Spring Conference and write about their action research in the MERN Journal.
Research Interests: Holistic Education, Integrated Curriculum, Inquiry learning, and Education for Sustainability and Well-Being.