Dr. Veronica Gaylie

Dr. Veronica Gaylie is an educator and writer from Vancouver, whose interdisciplinary work balances in the fields of climate education, writing and global experience. She has worked as an associate professor at UBC, researching, teaching and developing new programs in interdisciplinary ecology and education, 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). At UBC Veronica won two teaching awards.

Veronica's writing has appeared in journals in Canada and around the globe and she has appeared as an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences and writer’s festivals. Her first literary work (Sword Dance) was published in 2015 (Exile Publishers, Toronto).

Veronica is a senior scholar on the global team at the International Jesuit Ecology Project, Healing Earth textbook, based at Loyola University, Chicago. She teaches and writes in rural communities and refugee settlements in Kenya, now at the front lines of climate change.

Education
BA, MEd, MA, PhD, University of British Columbia

Books
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)

Recent Publications
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.

Previous Appointments
Faculty Member, Royal Roads University (2017-Present)
Faculty Member, UBC (2005-2017)

Projects
The Peace Garden, Kenya

Healing Earth Textbook, International Jesuit Ecology Project