Tereigh is a mother of two amazing daughters, and has lived on many treaty territories, and in regions of Latin America. She completed her M.A. in English Literature in 2005, focusing on “whiteness,” feminism, life-writing and identity, and neo-colonial theories. Building on this foundation, she completed the UBC Certificate in Intercultural Studies, and is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory.
Tereigh has been with the GMCTE since October 2000, and in the early years, co-developed and taught graduate and faculty courses on teaching in a post-secondary institution. Beginning with a collaboration between the GMCTE and the BEADWORK committee (College of Education), Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers, community members, and faculty and staff, she has been on a life-long transformative learning journey while co-creating and facilitating the Indigenous Voices staff and faculty development program. Additionally, she holds an Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) facilitator certificate.
Some of Tereigh’s scholarly and developmental interests include decolonizing and Indigenizing the university, intercultural competency and communication, internationalization, inclusive teaching practices across the disciplines, and critically reflective teaching.