Danielle McCann

Associate faculty

Humanitarian Studies

Danielle McCann is a certified career development practitioner who currently holds dual roles as career learning and development advisor and associate faculty at Royal Roads University.

She has been providing individual career support and career coaching to students from the School of Humanitarian Studies in connection with academic internships since 2015.

Her research interests include, meaningful work, wellbeing and career adaptability in later life. In addition to her roles at RRU, Danielle is currently completing a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. She is also an academic marker for the University of Southern Queensland’s graduate courses in career education.


Danielle taught English in Poland, before returning to Canada to work in language and settlement programs for immigrant and refugee women. This experience motivated her to engage more directly in helping individuals undertake successful mid-career transitions.

She spent six years working in community-based employment services in Victoria, B.C. In 2013, Danielle joined World Skills, an Ottawa-based non-profit dedicated to supporting the employment needs of newcomers.

A move back to Victoria brought her to Royal Roads University’s Career Learning and Development team, where she seeks to bring a systems perspective and a hope-centered approach to her career work with graduate students.


Master of Education in Career Development

University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Certified Career Development Practitioner

BC Career Development Association

Bachelor of Arts in French Studies (Symons Medal recipient)

Trent University