Sophia Palahicky is currently serving as Associate Director of the Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies (CTET). She provides leadership for instructional design, faculty development, and CTET Studio. The Learning Design team works with core and associate faculty to design and develop courses and programs that promote social constructivist learning, team based learning, and collaborative learning as prescribed by the learning, teaching and research model of RRU.
Palahicky has more than 12 years of experience in the field of educational technologies, instructional design, and online education. She worked as an instructional designer at the University of Manitoba and was a provincial consultant for web-based courses for Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning.
Palahicky completed her Doctor of Education (EdD) with Athabasca University. Her dissertation focused on virtual learning for Indigenous students. She also holds a Master of Distance Education (MDE) from Athabasca University and is certified with B.C. College of Teachers.
Sophia teaches in the School of Education and Technology.