Dr. Veronica Gaylie is an educator and writer from Vancouver, whose work balances in the fields of environment, writing, social justice, and global experience. She has fifteen years experience developing new programs in social justice education and ecology and has written two books on the subject: The Learning Garden: Ecology, Teaching and Transformation, and Roots and Research in The Urban School Garden (Peter Lang Publishing, New York).
Veronica's essays and poetry have appeared in journals in Canada and around the globe. Her first published collection of poetry appeared in 2015 (Sword Dance, Exile Publishers, Toronto). She has appeared as a speaker at numerous national and international conferences and writer’s festivals.
Veronica is a senior scholar on the global team at the International Jesuit Ecology Project, Healing Earth textbook, based at Loyola University, Chicago. She regularly teaches in rural communities and refugee settlements in Kenya.
Veronica previously worked as an associate professor at UBC, where she earned tenure and won two teaching awards. Veronica values the history and vision of social justice at Corpus Christi-St. Mark’s colleges, and likes teaching, mentoring and passing on knowledge to first and second-year students.
PhD, University of British Columbia
The Learning Garden: Ecology, Teaching and Transformation (2009 Peter Lang Publishing, New York).
Roots and Research in The Urban School Garden (2011 Peter Lang Publishing, New York).
Sword Dance (2015, Exile, Toronto)
Gaylie, V. 2019. America Magazine, The Jesuit Review: Poems from Children on the Frontlines of Climate Change.
Gaylie, V. (2018). Introduction and Poem (BC and Yukon Region). Heartwood: Poems for the Love of Trees. Toronto: League of Canadian Poets.
Gaylie, V. (2018). Poetry and EcoJustice in a Kenyan Refugee Settlement. In In R. Foster, J.Makela & R. Martusewicz (Eds), Art, EcoJustice, and Education: Intersecting Theories and Practices. New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
Faculty Member, Royal Roads University (2017-Present)
Faculty Member, UBC (2005-2017)
The Peace Garden, Kenya
Healing Earth Textbook, International Jesuit Ecology Project