While working on her degrees at university, Sylvie also worked as a parliamentary guide, a ski instructor, a teaching assistant (for huge mathematics and statistics classes), a methodologist for Statistics Canada, a research assistant in non-parametric statistics in the math department. Ultimately she finished B.Sc. (Honours) in Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science and an M.Ed.in Educational Psychology. She also studied with Antoine de la Garanderie and is a Formateur en Gestion Mentale.
Sylvie was at Heritage College (an English CEGEP in Hull, Quebec) for 12 years teaching math (developmental math, pre-calculus and calculus) and computer science (Assembler, Pascal, Fortran, C++ and Object Oriented Programming).
Sylvie fell in love with Vancouver when she visited for a ski trip in March 1997. She packed her bags and moved here in July. She has been teaching math and computer studies at Capilano University in the College and University Preparation Department and in the ABE department since 1998.
Her professional interests include utilizing new approaches and tools in mathematics instruction, curriculum development and research, and blended learning.
When Sylvie is not teaching she enjoys learning, reading, travelling, skiing, walking and cycling.