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Sophia Palahicky

Sophia Palahicky


Associate Faculty, Learning Design Services


Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies, School of Education and Technology


Sophia Palahicky holds a leadership role in the area of learning design services. She and her team of learning designers work with core and associate faculty to design and develop courses and programs that promote social constructivist learning, team based learning and collaborative learning as prescribed by the learning and teaching model of Royal Roads.


Palahicky has more than 12 years of experience in the field of educational technologies, instructional design and online education. She worked as an instructional designer at the University of Manitoba and was a provincial consultant for web-based courses for Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning. 


Palahicky successfully defended her Doctor of Education dissertation with Athabasca University entitled: A description of a successful online Indigenous high school: Perspectives of teachers, staff, students, and parents. She also holds a Master of Distance Education from Athabasca University (2009) and is certified with B.C. College of Teachers.