B.Ed., MA, PhD

Educational Developer, CTE
Centre for Teaching Excellence

604.986.1911 ext. 2373
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PhD, Education, Simon Fraser University, 2016.

MA, Education, Simon Fraser University, 1997.

TESL Certificate, Vancouver Community College, 1995.

B.Ed., Business, Mount Saint Vincent University, 1978.

"Students learn best in a comfortable learning environment that provides opportunities for them to work in small groups to actively engage in discussions, in-class activities and personal reflections."


Mary Giovannetti (PhD, Simon Fraser University, 2016) currently teaches cross-cultural business and organizational behaviour at Capilano University, and has served as a teaching and learning consultant at the Centre for Teaching Excellence and as a project consultant at the University.

Giovannetti holds a PhD in Education from Simon Fraser University. Her love of teaching and mentorship of faculty were instrumental in her developing and facilitating Faculty Learning Communities at Capilano University, which encourage faculty from diverse disciplines to come together to deepen their knowledge of and expertise in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Giovannetti also developed a Peer Collaboration Network to enhance teaching and learning at the University, and has been deeply involved in reimagining general education at the institution.

Giovannetti holds a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instructional Design from Simon Fraser University, and an Education degree in business from Mount Saint Vincent University. She has held a variety of leadership positions at Capilano University, including Acting Dean of Business and Professional Studies; Acting Dean of Tourism, Outdoor Recreation, and Howe Sound; and Chair of the School of Communication, which embarked on the development of the Bachelor of Communication Studies degree under her leadership and with the support of an exceptional faculty team. In addition, she led the International Business Unit and designed curricula for the International Business and Logistics concentration, Bachelor of Communication Studies and the Executive Administrative Program at the Hariri Canadian University College of Technology, to name a few.

Giovannetti has co-led field schools to China, presented teacher training seminars in Lebanon, led executive training workshops in Canada, presented at national and international conferences, and worked as an educational consultant in Canada and abroad.

Culture is a dynamic topic that allows us to make enlightening discoveries about the role that culture plays in the world of business and beyond./p>

Interpersonal skills are the ability to work well with people, to bring people from diverse backgrounds together to work toward common goals, to listen actively, and to provide feedback so that it can be heard. This is one of the most important skills for personal and professional success.

My life's work has been teaching organizational behaviour students interpersonal, leadership, conflict resolution, communication and negotiating skillsall skills that I highly value.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Faculty Enrichment, Faculty Learning Communities, Peer Collaboration Networks, Cultural Theory, Bourdieu's Thinking Tools, Organizational Behaviour, Cultural Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence.

Selected Presentations

2010-present: Teaching and Learning with Engagement, New Faculty Orientation, Capilano University, North Vancouver, BC.

2018: Co-facilitated Managing Your Career in the Digital Age, GLOW-ED Global Women in International Education, Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser Umiversity, Vancouver, BC.

2018: Co-presented Three Teaching Ideas to Make Thinking Visible, Teaching and Learning Symposium, Capilano University, North Vancouver, BC.

2018: Reimaging Final Exams, Teaching and Learning Symposium, Capilano University, North Vancouver, BC.

2018: The Benefits of a Faculty Learning Community, School of Motion Picture Arts, Capilano University, North Vancouver, BC.

2017: What is a Peer Collaboration Network, Teaching and Learning Symposium, Capilano University, North Vancouver, BC.

2016: Co-presented What's New in General Education, Capilano University, North Vancouver, BC.

2014: Co-presented Innovation through a Faculty Learning Community, Educational Technology Users Conference, Vancouver, BC.

2014: Three Teaching Ideas, Business Educators Articulation Conference (BEAC), North Vancouver, BC.

2013: Piloting a Faculty Learning Community, New Teaching Focused University, Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference, Nova Scotia.

2013: Library Literacy Collaboration: Italian Immigrant Stories, Simon Fraser University Learning Transformation Conference, Vnacouver, BC.

2004: Interpersonal Leadership Skills: Leadership Skills for International Education Managers, Queen's University Executive Development Program for International Education, Kingston, ON.

2004: Assessing Personal Leadership Using the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory: Leadership Skills for International Education Managers, Queen's University Executive Development Program for International Education, Kingston, ON.

Certificates of Recognition, Facilitator, Faculty Learning Community, Capilano University, 2012-16.

Received numerous Notices of Special Recognition from Capilano University's Registrar for having made a positive impact on students' lives and for helping them achieve their educational goals.