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Meet the Principles

Shailoo Bedi

Curriculum Designer and Instructor


I am proud to be involved with LLEAD as a curriculum designer and instructor since 2018. I am deeply passionate about leadership development and supporting participants in their learning and development.

In my professional capacity at the University of Victoria, I am the Executive Director, Division of Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation (LTSI).

In my previous role I reported both to LTSI and to the University Libraries, leading initiatives which fostered student engagement and success including coordinating the undergraduate student research awards, developing programming to support student academic writing and integrity, learning strategies programs, and serves as the managing editor for the university’s undergraduate research journal, the Arbutus Review. With the Libraries, I am responsible for leading the libraries’ instructional program, the Learning Commons, and facilities planning. For both divisions, I lead assessment and evaluation indicatives. I also believe in being an active academic citizen and sit on several campus wide committees including the Human Research Ethics Board and the University of Victoria’s Board of Governors.

I completed a PhD in Education – Curriculum and Instruction in 2015 and I am currently an adjunct assistant professor with the Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies department at UVic where I teach graduate courses in the area of diversity, anti-racism education, leadership and narrative inquiry. I continue to research and write and have recently co-edited a book Visual Research Methods: An Introduction for Library and Information Studies with Facet Publishing.

I strongly believe in community service and I am involved the broader Victoria community where I serves on the Board for Artemis Place Society, an independent school that provides holistic social and emotional support and high school education to young women, young women who are pregnant or parenting and all trans-youth.

As an immigrant settler from India, I am a grateful visitor on the Lekwungen territories.


LLEAD is directly responsible for helping me achieve a place at the Leadership table that I had until then found every excuse to avoid! Throughout the year there wasn’t a topic, presenter or speaker that didn’t elevate my understanding of key concepts and principles needed to be effective in my role as a manager. The net result was that I not only benefited from an engaged and resourceful network of colleagues and mentors, but it paved the way for me to move into a managerial position that I had never felt confident enough to pursue, previously.


LLEAD 2016 Grad

Maryn Ashdown

2016 Grad

Vancouver Public Library

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