Access Work Experience, Coordinator/Instructor
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604.986.1911 ext. 2564
Birch Building, room BR356


MA, University of Gonzaga, 1999.

BA, University of British Columbia, 1995.


Alison Hale (MA, University of Gonzaga, 1999) has been an instructor in the Access Work Experience department at Capilano University since 2010. Her background includes working in a variety of settings with people with barriers to employment.

She has worked as a job developer and instructor in the Supported Employment Program, as the director of a Provincial Vocational Rehabilitation Program and as a counsellor at the International Vocational Testing Company.

Hale has been an active volunteer working with organizations such as Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports, Youth Challenge International and as a board member of the Sunny Hill Auxiliary and Vancouver Foundation.

My teaching philosophy is rooted in a strength-based approach to learning. I believe that all students deserve to have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally and socially.

I work to create a classroom culture where students can meet their full potential. I use a variety of modalities to support students to understand their strengths and learn through hands-on experience, active participation, case studies and positive reinforcement.