Dr Tracy Hillier graduating in 2005

Dr Tracy Hillier on social responsibility in business

Dr Tracy Hillier is an accomplished businesswoman and consultant in Canada. She completed her DBA focusing on corporate social responsibility and applied ethics at Warnborough College in 2005. Tell us something about your background. I had deep roots in technology-based delivery, developing new technology based programs as well as participating …

Penny McElwee – what’s missing from 18th Century English Paintings

Farm labourers and rural workers were absent from 18th century English paintings.  This was one of Penny McElwee’s conclusions on completing her PhD. in Cultural Art History with Warnborough College two years ago.  The following year her PhD. thesis was published by Cambridge Scholars as ‘The Non-Representation of the Agricultural Labourers in …

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Wildlife Conservation for Children – Fostering a love of the outdoors

Jackie Edwards works as an editor, researcher and writer. Both her and her husband are keen environmentalists and through their spare-time activities, their two young daughters are becoming equally interested in wildlife conservation. Jackie writes: According to the World Wildlife Fund, wildlife populations of vertebrate species have declined by 52 percent over the …

Competency based education

Competency-Based Education (CBE) – What it is and why it’s relevant

You might have heard of Competency-Based Education (CBE)¹, a method of learning which is steadily growing in popularity.  As more adult learners are looking to earn a degree, CBE links study with the workplace.  Some people believe that this is the direction that higher education in general is likely to …

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Mentor Interview – Dr Cay Alford

Dr Cay Alford answered some of our questions about being an academic mentor and shared some of her personal interests. Can you tell us something about your academic path and areas of interest? My education path involved a deep curiosity for information and an interest in literacy and history. I earned …

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Should I use Wikipedia for academic research?

In this information age, it is easier than ever to distribute and receive content, yet the much bandied-about term ‘fake news’ is a reminder that a lot of what is available is unreliable. If you are a student, it is obviously important to find reliable information and cite your sources. …

Dr Jill Kiefer at her Electro-Spective art exhibition

Dr Jill Kiefer – the role of the art history mentor

Dr Jill Kiefer is the director of Warnborough’s Fine Arts,  Art History and Film, Television and Radio Studies programs.  She also acts a mentor to individual students.  Jill gave us a few  minutes of her time to talk about being a mentor and about Warnborough’s arts programs. Can you say something …

Indigenous peoples

Governments recognise need to support indigenous peoples.

Governments in different parts of the world have recently shown the need to support their indigenous peoples.  In February, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told the Aboriginal community: “We have come a long way over the last 50 years … but we have not come far enough”.  The 50 years represents …