Associate Professor of Teaching
National University of Ireland Maynooth, BA
Trinity College Dublin, MPhil
University of Sussex, MSc
University College Dublin, 2012, PhD


My role as an educator in the Educational Leadership Stream at UBC, is one of being a facilitator for students learning. I view my role as an academic and an educator to encourage students and to equip them with the tools they need for their success both academically and more broadly. My interdisciplinary background provides me with the capability to explore and deliver alternative and engaging approaches to knowledge acquisition in my role as a Senior Instructor in Geography.

I work to develop alternative modes of delivery of Geography content, involving developing online tools, activities and experiential learning techniques. My areas of educational research include location-aware technologies, augmented reality, and alternative methods of knowledge mobilization, especially with application to the internationalization of pedagogy. My geography specific research focuses on experiential learning in the discipline, and to labour geography in the context of newly emerging global cities. As a teacher and researcher involved in geographical education I am responsive and resourceful in order to respond creatively to the changing nature of global processes and of international education.


MCPHEE, S. and PRZEDPELSKA, S. 2018 ‘Experiential learning, community engagement, and student experience:  Undergraduate field school course in rural British Columbia’ The Canadian Geographer/Le Géographe canadien 62(3), 372-383



MCPHEE, S. and PICKREN, G. 2017 ‘Blended learning with international students: a multiliteracies approach’ Journal of Geography in Higher Education 41(3), 418-433

BUCKLEY, M., MCPHEE, S. and ROGALY, B. 2017 ‘Labour geographies on the move: Migration, migrant status and work in the 21st century’ Geoforum 78(January 2017), 153-158



MCPHEE, S. 2016 ‘“Finding their way”: the negotiation of the city by low-skilled service sector migrant workers in Dublin’ Urban Geography 37(3), 396-415                        



MCPHEE, S. 2015 ‘Targeted transnationals—The state, the media, and Arab Canadians’ The Canadian Geographer 59(2), e42-e42



MCPHEE, S. 2014 ‘Ireland’s immigration policies (1997–present): Links to global trends of labour division and effects on national labour market structure’ Local Economy 29(6-7), 579–597

MCPHEE, S. and O’BRIEN, J. 2014 ‘Motivation and Methods in Learning Arabic in an AFL Environment’ Arab World English Journal 5(4), 14-27





Winter 2019
No GEOG course(s) were found for W2019 term.Winter 2019
No GEOG course(s) were found for W2019 term.Winter 2019
No GEOG course(s) were found for W2019 term.Winter 2019
No GEOG course(s) were found for W2019 term.