Noah Dwain Arney
Career & Experiential Learning Department, Thompson Rivers University
Career Development, Work-Integrated Learning, English Literature & Composition
M.Ed. Educational Research, Adult Learning (2021)
- University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
- Project based: Indigenous Students & Work Integrated Learning: Supporting Whole Students
B.Ed. Secondary Teacher Education (2008)
- University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
- Teachable Subjects: English & Theatre
B.A. Major in English, Extended Minor in Theatre (2007)
- University College of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, B.C.
Diploma in Theatre Arts (2004)
- University College of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, B.C.
Career Services Coordinator, Thompson Rivers University
- Dec 2020 – Nov 2023
- LTC Instructional Support I Faculty with a bipartite role.
- Provided career advising for students of all programs and faculties, working with an average of 475 students per year.
- Taught workshops to groups of 4-50 students on career development topics two to three times per month.
- Supported career development on campus by researching and engaging in the scholarship of career development to improve my own and others understanding.
- Developed curriculum for and proposed a new course, EXPL 3100, a three-credit lifelong learning centred course built around self-reflective practice and understanding of problem identification within career fields.
- Developed curriculum for and taught a section of Career Management course (COOP 1000) annually, preparing students for their work term including special events to assist students in learning how to network and other skills.
- Courses Taught: COOP 1000: Career Management.
Contract Instructor, OISE CPL, University of Toronto
- Sep 2022 – Dec 2022
- Developed curriculum for Learning Solutions in Continuing Education (PSE-CELS) as part of OISE’s Continuing & Professional Learning division.
- Taught one section of PSE-CELS via an asynchronous cohort model using recorded videos, discussion boards, and peer review of assignments.
- Courses taught: PSE-CELS: Learning Solutions in Continuing Education F2022.
Contract Instructor, Academic Upgrading, Mount Royal University
- Sep 2020 – Dec 2020
- Developed curriculum for English 0130, Literature & Composition, focused on the use of rhetoric for academic writing using literature based on the experience of and written by marginalized peoples.
- Taught one section of ENGL 0130, leading group discussions of complex ideas presented in diverse texts to help students analyze and evaluate texts and formulate their own interpretations of them.
- Courses taught: ENGL 0130: Literature & Composition.
Lead Instructor, Computing WIL, Mount Royal University
- May 2019 – Dec 2020
- Taught 4 sections of and developed curriculum for Orientation to Co-op course (COOP 0001), preparing students for their work term including special events to assist students in learning how to network and other skills.
- Taught three work term courses per semester, overseeing over 100 students per year in the Bachelor of Computer Information Systems & Bachelor of Science: Computer Science programs.
- Courses taught:
- COOP 0001: Orientation to Co-Op – Career education course supporting students career development and work placement orientation.
- COMP 3591: Work Experience – Online course for students currently on their mandatory work experience, overseeing the academic component of their work-integrated learning.
- COOP 0003: Work Term II – Online course for students currently on their optional second work experience, overseeing the academic component of their work-integrated learning.
- COOP 0004: Work Term III– Online course for students currently on their optional third work experience, overseeing the academic component of their work-integrated learning.
Adult Basic Education Teacher, Native Education College
- Nov 2009 – May 2010
- Organized curriculum and taught adult upgrading classes to 30 students a part of the Downtown Eastside ABE program in conjunction with the downtown community court.
- Courses taught: English 8, Math 8.
Special Education Teacher, Stein Valley Nlakapmux School
- Nov 2008 – Jun 2009
- Taught standard, adapted, and modified courses for students in grades 8-12.
- Developed Individualized Education Plans for 10 students, laying out academic and personal goals and objectives to best serve their needs intellectually, emotionally, physically, and spiritually based on Nlakapmux teaching in consultation with elders.
- Oversaw work experience, graduation transitions, and other career development for grade 10-12 students.
- Courses taught: English 12: First Peoples, English 11, English 8, Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 11, Math 8, Work Experience 12, Physical Education 10, Visual Arts 12, Graduation Transitions.
Student Teacher, Fleetwood Park Secondary School
- Feb 2008 – June 2008
- Taught three classes, two English one Drama, for a semester as part of the University of British Columbia teaching practicum.
- Courses taught: English 10, Drama 8
Policy Specialist, Thompson Rivers University
- Feb 2023 – Present
- Responsible for managing the University Policy Framework, policy development, and policy review for Senate, Board of Governors and Administration policies.
- Consulted broadly with stakeholders on campus and in the community to improve and develop institutional policies.
- Provide support for interpreting policy for members of the University community.
PLAR Navigator, BCPLAN
- Feb 2023 – Present
- Provided support to clients of BCPLAN including Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) on pathways to education and credential recognition in Canada.
- Developed and updated resource to support clients and their services using H5P and other open technologies.
- Delivered workshops for PICS clients on pathways to regulated professions in Canada
Work Experience Coordinator, Mount Royal University
- May 2019 – Dec 2020
- Coordinated the Work Integrated Learning components of the Bachelor of Computer Information Systems & Bachelor of Science: Computer Science programs preparing students for the workforce and supported students in developing their career skills and professionalism.
- Lead instructor for all Computing Work-Integrated Learning courses.
ASTEP Administrator, Mount Royal University
- Aug 2015 – Apr 2019
- Revitalized student support program for Indigenous STEM students by implementing student development theory and Indigenous educational philosophy, increasing both retention and graduation rates and leading to higher academic success and reported sense of belonging.
- Balanced academic and co-curricular supports for current students with recruitment of new students, increasing Indigenous student numbers by 60%.
- Managed $270,000 budget, both preparing and ensuring adherence to it, and reported annually to external funders supporting fund development and the relationship with MRU’s funders.
- Worked collaboratively with faculty and staff across institutions on projects, events, and curriculum development, leading diverse teams achieving institutional priorities including decolonized and Indigenized content.
Student Advisor, Native Education College
- Jun 2010 – Aug 2015
- Evaluated transcripts and assessment tests for program admissions for over 400 students per year ensuring proper placement and support of program coordinators.
- Carried out admissions interviews for 150 adult basic education students annually, filling the Aboriginal Adult Basic Education program for four years.
- Advised current and potential students in Native Education College programs, courses, and education beyond NEC increasing retention and graduation rates and support transfer to other post secondary institutions.
- Advised students on career options and pathways supporting their future goals and facilitating career success.
Interim Associate Registrar, Native Education College
- Oct 2013 – Dec 2013
- May 2015 – Jul 2015
- Managed the four-person Admissions department, overseeing course enrollments and withdrawals for 350 students during 2 separate secondments.
- Maintained student information database ensuring accuracy of information and reporting, supporting admissions processes and the institution’s strategic enrollment plan.
- Implemented new governmental data reporting requirements, working with internal and external stakeholders ensuring the data transferred met quality requirements and the process could be easily followed by future Associate Registrars.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Arney, N. D. (2022) A relational understanding of learning: Supporting Indigenous WIL students. International Journal of Work Integrated Learning, 32(2), p 153-167. https://www.ijwil.org/files/IJWIL_23_2_153_167.pdf
Arney, N. D. & Krygsman, H.P. (2022). Work-integrated learning policy in Alberta: A post-structural analysis. Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 198, 97-110. https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cjeap/article/view/72460
Arney, N. D. (2021). Work-integrated learning and Indigenous educational philosophy: A review of the literature. Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education, 12(2), 143-149. https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cjnse/article/view/72436
Arney, N. (2020). Pre-seventeenth century English bacon: Reconsidering a staple. Digest: A Journal of Foodways & Culture, 7(2), 129-150. https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/digest/article/view/32018
Arney, N. (2017). The Lack of Evidence Regarding the Existence of Classical Roman Pasta. Petits Propos Culinaires, 108, 74-76.
Book Chapters & OERs
Arney, N. D. (2023). Application Documents. In J. Noakes (ed), From University to Career: Creating a Successful Transition, chapter 5. Pressbooks. https://universitytocareer.pressbooks.tru.ca/chapter/application-documents-2/
Arney, N.D. (Host). (2023). Career Planning and Development Podcast. https://careertheory.trubox.ca/podcast/
Arney, N. D., Mihalicz, L., & Gibson, S. (2022). Resume Catalogue: Sector Specific Examples for Students. Pressbooks. https://resumecatalogue.pressbooks.tru.ca/
Arney, N. D. (2022). Book Review of “Outcomes Based Experiential Learning”. Canadian Journal of Career Development, in press Sep. 2022.
Arney, N. D. (2022). Book Review of “Outcome-Based Experiential Learning”. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 21(2), 59–61. https://doi.org/10.53379/cjcd.2022.335
Arney, N. D. (2020). Book Review of “The Missing Course: Everything They Never Taught You About College Teaching”. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 50(3), 2020. https://doi.org/10.47678/cjhe.v50i3.188901
Arney, N. D. (2019, August 15). Review: Pathways for Remembering and Recognizing Indigenous Thought in Education, SA-Exchange. https://web.archive.org/web/20200803123832/https://sa-exchange.ca/pathways-for-remembering/
Arney, N.D. (2023, March 13). How ChatGPT taught me what isn’t important in cover letters. CareerWise by CERIC https://careerwise.ceric.ca/2023/03/13/how-chatgpt-taught-me-what-isnt-important-in-cover-letters/
Gibson, S., Arney, N. D., & Mihalicz, L. (2022, November 16). Developing a Resume Catalogue: Sector-specific samples for students. CareerWise by CERIC. https://careerwise.ceric.ca/2022/11/16/developing-a-resume-catalogue-sector-specific-samples-for-students/
Arney, N.D. (2021, July 14). Storying: Concepts for future directions in career development research and practice. CERIC Graduate Student Engagement Program Corner. https://ceric.ca/2021/07/storying-concepts-for-future-directions-in-career-development-research-and-practice/
Arney, N. D. (2021, June 28). What you need to know about Canada’s new Skills for Success framework. CareerWise by CERIC. https://careerwise.ceric.ca/2021/06/28/what-you-need-to-know-about-canadas-new-skills-for-success-framework/
Arney, N. D. (2021, May 27). Comparing essential skills frameworks as a tool for career development. CareerWise by CERIC. https://careerwise.ceric.ca/2021/05/27/comparing-essential-skills-frameworks-as-a-tool-for-career-development/
Arney, N. (2020). Beer Barm Bread: An Experiment. Tournaments Illuminated, 213, 21-23
Arney, N. D. (2020). Alberta Post-Secondary Roles and Mandates. Communiqué, 20(1), 40-44. https://issuu.com/cacuss/docs/communiqu__spring_2020__20-i__hi_res/s/10738708
Arney, N. D. (2019, December 12). Assessment, Research, and Ethics. SA-Exchange. https://web.archive.org/web/20200803124220/https://sa-exchange.ca/assessment-research-ethics/
Arney, N. D. & Pidgeon, M. (2019, September 12). Supporting Indigenous STEM Students. Supporting Student Success. https://supportingstudentsuccess.wordpress.com/2019/09/12/supporting-indigenous-stem-students/
Arney, N. (2018). New World Foods in 16th Century England: Evidence from Gerard’s Herbal. Tournaments Illuminated. 207, 13-18.
Arney, N. (2017). Let Us Define Our Terms: ‘Courses’ versus ‘Removes’. Tournaments Illuminated. 202, 35-36.
Arney, N. (2016). Early Tudor Rapier. Tournaments Illuminated. 200, 15-19.
“Mentorship: Planting Seeds”, Presenter, South Kamloops Senior Secondary Teacher-Mentors, April 2023.
“Career Planning and Networking” Sylhet Club Inaugural Social with a Purpose, March 2023.
“Writing for a Professional Blog”, CACUSS, November 2022.
“Roundtable: Developing a Culture and Systems of Knowledge Sharing for CACUSS”, Co-Lead, CACUSS, June 2022.
“Career Development Theory: Past, Future, and Practical Considerations”, Presenter, School District 73 Career Development Meeting, October 2021.
“Relational WIL: Learning from Indigenous students”, Speaker, CACUSS Graduate Student Network, June 2021.
“Indigenous Students & Work Integrated Learning: Supporting Whole Students”, Featured Speaker, University of Calgary Graduate Students Association Thesis Talk Thursday, April 2021.
“Socially Just and Equitable Assessment”, Panelist, CACUSS Webinar, May 2020.
“Decolonizing Assessment”, Moderator, CACUSS Webinar, November 2019.
“Student Panel”, Moderator, Mount Royal University Decolonizing Science: Why before How, March 2019.
“Pathways to Education for Indigenous Adult Learners”, Presenter, Mount Royal University Counselling Department, October 2016.
Peer Reviewed Presentations
“Writing for a Professional Blog”, Skill Share Presenter, CACUSS 2023, June 2023.
“Understanding the Government Narrative Around Work-integrated Learning”, Co-Presenter Cannexus23, January 2023.
“Critical Reflection, Stories, and Career Interviews: Toward Qualitative Career Assessments”, Poster Presentation, CACEE 2022, November 2022.
“Indigenous Perspectives and Partnerships: Enhancing Work-Integrated Learning”, Panel Member, Australian Collaborative Education Network, Beyond 2022: Creating the future with WIL, October 2022.
“Indigenous Work-Integrated Learning: Defining, Amplifying, Celebrating”, Panel Member, World Indigenous People’s Conference on Education 2022, September 2022. https://aomevents.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/world-indigenous-peoples-conference-on-education-2022-wipce/wipce-program/Agenda/AgendaItemDetail?id=c87a33b6-bb4d-45ba-bdaf-43fc6d1398b4
“A critical reflection on work-integrated learning policy and implementation”, Co-Presenter, CACUSS 2022, June 2022.
“Storying: Concepts for Future Directions in Career Development Research and Practice”, Poster Presentation, CANEXUS22, January 2022.
“Indigenous Students & Work Integrated Learning: Supporting Whole Students”, Presenter, CACEE 2021, November 2021.
“Indigenous Students & Work Integrated Learning: Supporting Whole Students”, Poster Presentation, CACUSS 2021, June 2021.
“Indigenous Students & Work Integrated Learning: Supporting Whole Students”, Presenter Tapestries of Learning Symposium, March 2021.
“Indigenous Students & Work Integrated Learning: Supporting Whole Students”, Poster Presentation, Peer Beyond Graduate Research Conference, February 2021.
“Student Affairs and Indigenous Educational Philosophy”, Presenter, CACUSS ON-line Conference, June 2020.
“Introduction to Indigenous Educational Philosophies”, Presenter, Tapestries of Learning Symposium, February 2020.
“Supporting Indigenous STEM Students” Co- Presenter, CACUSS Conference 2019.
“Indigenous Cultural Collaborations across Campus”, Co-Presenter, CACUSS Conference 2017, June 2017.
“Pathways to Education for Indigenous Adult Learners”, Presenter, CACUSS Conference 2016, June 2016.
“Developing an OER resume catalogue: creating for users beyond the classroom”, co-presenter, Open Education Talks 2023. https://oetalks.opened.ca/. March 2023.
“Assessment & Evaluation as Research”, Moderator, CACUSS Research Assessment & Evaluation Community of Practice, April 2021.
“Assessment Off the Side of Your Desk”, Panelist, CACUSS Research Assessment & Evaluation Community of Practice, March 2021.
“Assessment Across Canada”, Moderator, CACUSS Research Assessment & Evaluation Community of Practice, February 2021.
“Leading Assessment & Evaluation at Your Institution”, Moderator, CACUSS Research Assessment & Evaluation Community of Practice, January 2021.
“CACUSS Reads”, Panelist, CACUSS ON-line Conference, June 2020.
“CACUSS Reads”, Panelist, CACUSS 2019 Conference, June 2019.
Interviews and Press
Mitchell, B. (Host). (2022, November 17). Career Development and Stardew Valley. Twitch Tuesdays: Game and Learn. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQJIKoDdDbY
Heinrich, B. (Host). (2022, July 6). Season 2, Episode 8: Emerging Trends in Student Affairs Research, with guests Nicole Crozier & Noah Arney. Mindset in Motion Podcast, Orbis Communications. https://open.spotify.com/episode/1xZ2UkuPokKGcEfWep9NnF
Gray, B.C. (2022, January 30) Episode 16: Which Disney Princess Are You?, ft. Noah Arney. You Got This Podcast. https://yougotthis.trubox.ca/podcast/episode-16-which-disney-princess-are-you-ft-noah-arney/
Kilani, H. (2021, November 23) What’s Your Story? – Noah Arney. Right Career Fit Podcast. https://youtu.be/cg0QHADaBz4
Nixon, G. (2021, November 22) Workers want a flexible future at work. What do employers want? CBC News. https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-future-of-work-flexibility-return-to-workplace-1.6253308
Bell, D. (2021, October 12) Why some young Albertans are leaving the province. CBC News. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/young-albertans-leaving-the-province-1.6208420
Goertz, E. (2021, February 26) Career Chat Series with Noah Arney. UFV Arts Career Chat. https://youtu.be/_eSWWLvZPXQ
Awards & Funding
- CACUSS Award of Service (2023)
- CACUSS Graduate Student Research Award (2022)
- Thompson Rivers University Open Education Resource (OER) Development Grant (2021), Sector Specific Resume Project – $1644
- CERIC Graduate Student Engagement Program Award (2021)
- University of Calgary, Werklund School of Education Student Conference Travel Award (2020)
- Certified Career Development Professional (CCDP) – Career Development Association of Alberta (2020)
- Google Certified Educator Level 1 (2020)
- DACUM Analysis Facilitator Certificate – Canadian Vocational Association (2020-2022)
- Management Development Extension Certificate – Mount Royal University (2020)
- Pillars of Management Certificate – Mount Royal University (2019)
- Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership – Mount Royal University (2018)
- BC College of Teachers: Practicing Certification (2008-2010)
External Professional Service
Canadian Association of College and University Student Services [CACUSS] (2015-present)
- Production Team, CACUSS50 Podcast (2023)
- Member, 50th Anniversary Committee (2022-2023)
- Board Member (2021-2023)
- Co-Chair, Resource Development & Knowledge Sharing Committee (2021-2023)
- Program Reviewer, CACUSS Conference(2015-2022)
- Member, Conference Program Review Committee (2019-2021)
- Co-Chair, Research, Assessment, & Evaluation Community of Practice(2020-2021)
- Member, Research, Assessment, & Evaluation Community of Practice (2019-2020)
Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (2023-present)
- Member, CACEE Competencies Committee (2023-Present)
Canadian Journal of Career Development (2012-present)
- Peer Reviewer (2012-Present)
Career Development Professional Institute (2022-2023)
- Member, Community of Practice (2022-2023)
International Journal of Work Integrated Learning (2021-2022)
- Peer Reviewer (2021-2022)
Canadian Journal of Adult Education (2020-2021)
- Peer Reviewer (2020-2021)
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (2016-2019)
- Council Member, Canadian Indigenous Advisory Council (2016-2019)
- Conference Chair, .caISES (2018)