Cate Tohill

B.A. (SFU) M.A. Counselling Psychology (City University)

Cate has a Master of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology and is currently enrolled at UBC in a program that studies Higher Education. Cate is interested in studying the relationship between university and identity formation in students.  This interest in identity formation is lifelong for Cate and is informed by her previous work as a Child and Youth Care Worker and counsellor in addictions. Prior to embarking on an MA, Cate began her career working as a Child and Youth Care Worker with at-risk and street entrenched youth which also included outreach in the downtown eastside of Vancouver.  Eventually, Cate began working with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities as an Education Assistant in the BC Public School System. During most of her career, Cate has been an instructor in paraeducator programs with a special love of program and curriculum development.

Courses taught

  • EDAS 1101: Including Diverse Learners in School
  • EDAS 1163: Themes in Child and Adolescent Development
  • EDAS 1281: Health and Personal Care
  • EDAS 1271 and 1371: Practicum 1 and 2

Areas of Interest

Higher Education

Identity Formation

Curriculum and Instruction