The Manitoba Real Estate Association (MREA) has implemented an external education advisory board to drive continuous excellence and further professionalism.
The purpose of this board is to support the enhancement of real estate education development and delivery in Manitoba, for the benefit of Manitoba real estate registrants, and ultimately; for the benefit of the Manitoba public.
On an ongoing process, the group will provide advice to MREA’s Department of Education on both systemic matters relating to the development and delivery of real estate education, as well as on specific matters relating to components within that education system that are priority for review.
Current External Education Advisory Board:
Christopher Bell is an Online Curriculum Developer and Instructor for the School of Continuing Studies at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. He holds a Bachelor of Integrated Studies from the University of New Brunswick and several certificates in adult education and training from post-secondary institutions in Canada. Prior to his current position, Chris worked as an Educational Technology Specialist where he was the administrator of a learning management system (Moodle) and designed online curriculums and programs for adult learners. Christopher also taught in electrician apprenticeship programs for 7 years.
Joan Holmstrom is the Director of Competence and Manitoba CPLED for the Law Society of Manitoba. Joan received her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Manitoba, after which she was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1990 and, later, the Alberta Bar in 1998. She practiced law first at Hill Abra Dewar and then Leonard French and Company. In her current role, Joan is responsible for the Bar Admission Program for articling students and evaluating applicants for calls to the Manitoba Bar. She is also a board member of the Association of Canadian Legal Educators.
Kenneth Molloy has been the Academic Program Manager in the Professional and Applied Continuing Education (PACE) office at the University of Winnipeg for the past three years. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Manitoba and is certified as a Project Management Professional and as a Training and Development Professional. In his current role, Kenneth oversees the development of course material for PACE and mentors faculty. Prior to academia, Kenneth spent the majority of his 28-year career as a police officer instructing other officers on a variety of law enforcement matters.
Rosemary Vogt is a Program Development Consultant for Saskatchewan Polytechnic where she guides programs through annual review processes as well as five year comprehensive program reviews to ensure that programs meet the needs of the labour market in line with current trends and best pedagogical practices. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Leadership and Administration from the University of North Dakota, and she has taught at numerous post-secondary institutions in Manitoba.
Lori Wallace is currently Senior Scholar at the Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning at the University of Manitoba (UM). She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (Adult/Higher Education) from the University of Minnesota, and is a Certified Training and Development Professional and Instructional Designer. Prof. Wallace has extensive experience in program development and evaluation, quality assurance and governance, including having served as the Dean of Extended Education and Sr. Instructional Designer (Distance and Online Education) at UM, and on a number of boards of directors. She has developed academic programs at the provincial and international levels, and published extensively in the areas of online, blended and distance learning and adult learners.