Dr. Sandra Theroux

"The program was offered in Prince George. This allowed me to continue care for my family and to work while working on my Doctorate."

Graduated: 2013

Program/Degree: Educational Leadership EdD (Prince George)

I am a nurse who has had the privilege to work in direct patient care, research, and nursing education and administration in the School of Health Sciences at the College of New Caledonia. Nursing is a wonderful career that has provided me with interesting opportunities and challenges.

Please tell us how you first discovered your program.

A colleague had registered for this program and encouraged me to take the program as well.

Please tell us why you chose the Faculty of Education at SFU for your studies.

The program was offered in Prince George. This allowed me to continue care for my family and to work while working on my Doctorate. I prefer face-to-face learning but did not want to leave my family and my work to pursue my Doctorate degree.

Who is a faculty member you have enjoyed working with and why?

Dr. Geoff Madoc-Jones. I enjoyed working with Geoff because he readily shared his vision and his depth and breadth of knowledge. His enthusiasm for learning was inspiring. He is missed.

What do you miss most about your graduate studies in the Faculty of Education?

I miss working with the people who assisted me throughout my program.

What would you say to prospective students who are considering graduate school in the Faculty of Education?

Life does not take a pause to allow us to complete our work. Instead life's joys, sorrows, and challenges happen in an around our work. We cannot wait for life to be perfect before we embark on these endeavors, we need to take on the challenge and persevere.

Additional Sharing:

Completing your Doctorate takes perseverance, dedication, and courage.