BA (Hons), MA, DPhil

Director, Academic Initiatives& Planning
Academic Initiatives and Planning

604.984.1743 ext. 1743
Arbutus Building, room AR209
amahood@capilanou.ca

Education

DPhil, English Language and Literature, University of Oxford, 2003.

MA, English, University of Toronto, 1996.

BA (Honours), English and Communications, Simon Fraser University, 1994.

"I love to teach."

Bio

Aurelea Mahood joined Capilano University's English Department in 2005. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Mahood has extensive experience with program and curriculum development; in particular, she played a lead role in developing the Faculty of Arts and Science's Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. She coordinated the Liberal Studies BA from its launch in 2011 until 2017 when she assumed the role of Faculty Lead on the University's ePortfolio initiative.

As the Acting Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, she is responsible for overseeing programming in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. In this new role, she is looking forward to drawing on her past experiences with program development and review and the incorporation of high impact learning practices, such as digital portfolios, into courses and programs.

Mahood also has participated in a number of university-wide committees and initiatives, including the Faculty Professional Development Committee and the Senate Curriculum Committee.

Her areas of expertise and research interests include 20th-century British literature, literary modernism, print culture/history of the book and electronic literature/digital poetry. Teaching-related interests include digital pedagogy, digital humanities, ePortfolios and team-based learning.

Mahood holds an Honours BA in English and Communications from Simon Fraser University, an MA in English from the University of Toronto and a DPhil from the Faculty of English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford.

She lives in North Vancouver with her family and dog all of whom enjoy spending as much as possible on the network of trails that crisscross the North Shore.

I have also participated in a number of university-wide committees and initiatives, including the Faculty Professional Development Committee, the Capilano University e-Portfolio Project and the inaugural General Education Committee. I look forward to drawing on my experiences within and beyond the University in my role as a member of the Board of Governors.

My areas of expertise and research interests include 20th-century British literature, literary modernism, print culture/history of the book and electronic literature/digital poetry. Teaching-related interests include digital pedagogy, digital humanities, ePortfolios and team-based learning.