FREE Webinar: Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) Opportunities at UFV for Career Practitioners and Clients

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 29, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST


  • Corinne Richardson, Program Advisor, Adult Education, University of the Fraser Valley
  • Seonaigh MacPherson, Department Head, Adult Education, University of the Fraser Valley

In this webinar, Corinne and Seonaigh will guide participants through the PLAR process and explore practical opportunities for career practitioners and their clients to earn credentials towards a certificate or degree in Adult Education & Workplace Training (AEWTC) at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). Participants will also learn how to fast-track earning a degree with the bulk credit recognition of PLAR in adult education at UFV.

Are you BC CCDP certified? Participation in this webinar can be claimed for Continuing Education Credits for recertification.

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Seonaigh MacPherson is the new Department Head in Adult Education at University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) and has extensive adult education experiences in Canada in the areas of adult ESL and teacher education and in India in the areas of EFL, environmental, health and refugee education with Punjabi and Tibetan refugee students. She received her PhD from UBC in 2000, completed a post-doc at the University of Alberta and later served as Associate Professor in Education at the University of Manitoba and President of Teaching English to Adults in Manitoba (TEAM). In 2008, she assumed a post as an Adjunct Faculty with the Institute of Asian Research at UBC, as an Instructor at BCIT, and later as Coordinator of ELSA Net. Recently, she served as Lead Curriculum Designer or consultant on three major adult ESL curriculum design projects in BC for newcomers. Seonaigh has published widely on the impact of globalization on education and sustainability, including a 2011 book with Routledge on Education and Sustainability, based on SSHRC-funded research on the Tibetan diaspora in Canada, the USA, and India. In addition, she has published widely on a SSHRC-funded study of intercultural teaching and diversity.

Corinne Richardson is an experienced educator and a committed advisor for the Adult Education department at UFV. Her extensive fashion industry background led to teaching in this specialized field. Corinne’s interests and professional life have steered her to develop and deliver training sessions for a variety of organizations, and to serve on many fashion boards and advisory councils. Corinne’s focus has shifted to t the University of the Fraser Valley where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Adult Education, developed a successful fashion design program, and is currently enjoying working in the Adult Education Program. Her varied life experiences contribute to an understanding of the diversity of opportunities for adult learners, and the importance of workplace training.