Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
The University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
1148 Research Road
Kelowna, BCV1V 1V7
Joanna Cockerline is cross-appointed as a Lecturer with the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and the Faculty of Management at UBC Okanagan, where she has taught since 2011. Previously, she designed and directed a cross-disciplinary writing skills program at the University of Guelph for over a decade. She leads her own writing, editing, and writing consulting business, working with firms and organizations across Canada and the globe. She is also a fiction writer and prizewinner in the CBC Literary Awards. Additionally, she is actively involved as a Board of Directors member, literacy and writing mentor, and street outreach volunteer for a grassroots organization devoted to women working and/or living on Kelowna’s streets.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE AND PUBLICATIONS
As a writing consultant and professional and technical communications instructor in the private sector, Joanna’s writing, editorial, and communications instruction spans across sectors nationally and globally, including engineering, international airports, infrastructure, geotechnical and environmental initiatives, travel and tourism, and sports and recreation. Joanna has contributed to projects of all scales, from community not-for-capital-profit organizations to joint-venture initiatives with capital values in the multi-billion dollar ranges.
A CBC Literary Awards prizewinner, Joanna has published short stories and poetry in literary magazines such as Room, The New Quarterly, and Fiddlehead, as well as a range of non-fiction across national and international media. She is currently working on a novel and is represented by the Bukowski Agency. Additionally, Joanna has published articles on cross-curricular and embedded writing pedagogy.
RESEARCH AND TEACHING
Joanna’s teaching and research interests in Critical Studies include composition, communications (particularly scientific, engineering, technical, business, organizational, and intercultural communications), contemporary Canadian fiction and memoir, intersectional feminisms, survivor narratives, and writing that inspires social change.
2018 Teaching Excellence Award Nominee, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
2003 CBC Literary Award – Short Story
2000 Distinguished M.A. Thesis Prize (for top Masters thesis in the College of Arts), University of Guelph
1999 Board of Governors Graduate Research Scholarship, University of Guelph
1999 University of Guelph Murray Medal (for academics, leadership, and community engagement)
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