Maria McKay

Maria (Mya) McKay, Full time Lecturer, was born and raised in Vancouver. Mya has a BA in English Language and an MA in Language and Literacy Education, both from the University of British Columbia. Creative in her own teaching, she values and practices critical thinking and negotiated learning. Prior to coming to FDU, she has been a freelance writer and educational consultant. For 17 years, until 2006, Mya worked at a private Liberal Arts college, beginning as an instructor and becoming the Director of Academics. She worked in team to develop two-year certificate and four-year diploma programs and wrote curriculum for courses using a content and language approach to academic learning. During that time, Mya set up and implemented an ESL program for students to study for one term at Herstmonceux in England and participated in international field experiences in Mexico.

Having various hobbies and interests, Mya is active in her local community. She has a passion for words and ideas, enjoys writing of all kinds, particularly poetry, and is concerned about social justice.

To contact Mya, you can email her at or call her at 604.682.8112 or our toll free number in North America 1.877.338.8002. Mya speaks German, French, Spanish and understands Icelandic.


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