I’ve also been teaching English literature for twenty-five years at the CEGEP level in Montreal, Quebec. CEGEPs have vocational and academic streams. In most countries, they are equivalent to the last year of high school and the first year of university.
When it comes to literature, my specialities are Shakespeare and Alice Munro. For several years I wrote art reviews for various publications and created websites for artists based in Montreal. Over the last several years, I have developed online testing in collaboration with IT specialists in the CEGEP system.
I came to the academic world after several years abroad: I worked as a flight attendant for two different airlines, one based in Canada and the other in Bahrain, in the Persian Gulf. Earlier in my working life, I taught English as a second language and did clerical work in hospitals and legal clinics. I worked at the Canadian Environmental Law Association in Toronto and volunteered for Ed Broadbent at the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development in Montreal. I did my undergraduate degree in English Literature and Letters at the University of Toronto (Victoria College) and my masters in the same at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.