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Wendi is a down-to-the-roots mathematician (aka lover of math), with a creative background in fine arts and figure skating. She has numerous publishing credits in the field of mathematics and math education, from elementary to undergraduate level, with special credentials as part of the writing team that reformed the mathematics curriculum for the Kingdom of Bhutan.
She graduated 1st in her class at Trent University, earning President Symons’ medals two years running, and followed it up with the prestigious NSERC 1967 award for graduate studies (pursued at the University of Toronto). More recently, she gained acclaim as the first person to score 100% in Statics at the University of Oregon.
A 20-year history of teaching mathematics at all levels at Trent University includes nine semesters as lead for the innovative Math for the Contemporary Classroom, a course to inspire would-be teachers and math-phobes to understand, enjoy, and see the richness and relevance of mathematics at all levels.
Wendi joined the Sheridan team in 2010 and has not looked back. Since then she has been Provincial Delegate, Teaching Award Committee member, Journal Production Manager, and Editing Director for the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, and is the Local Events Coordinator for their 48th Annual Conference in 2022. She is Sheridan's lead rep for the Ontario Colleges Mathematics Council, an Ontario Colleges Mathematics Association participant, and a member of the Ontario Colleges Math Test steering committee. Professional development is second nature as she strives to stay up-to-date with best practices and policies in math education.
Wendi resides in a heritage condo building lauded for its creative yet authentic re-purposing, and spends summers on her vintage 1966 Chris Craft yacht.