Meet our Team is an ongoing blog series that features Bow Valley College faculty and staff.
Terri Huck is a program coordinator at the School of Global Access. She has worked at Bow Valley College since 2006.
In her role as program coordinator, Terri works closely with multiple BVC stakeholders both internally and externally. She meets regularly with instructors on curriculum development, professional development, and learner advancement. Of course, intertwined in all of this is her direct work with learners when a need or special case presents itself.
What do you like most about your job?
If I had to narrow it down to one thing, I’d say it is the variety in what I do. No two days are ever the same.
What’s one thing that you’ve learned since working here?
BVC really lives up to its reputation. It really is a great place to work.
What do you value most about your colleagues?
My colleagues are one of the main reasons I love coming to work each day. I’m constantly impressed with the brilliant ideas and insights they have. It is very inspiring to work alongside such a passionate and dedicated team.
Who is an educator that has impacted your life?
My grade 7 teacher – Mrs. Dunn. She encouraged me to join the basketball team which was a big step outside of my comfort zone. The experience was life-changing for me. I had a lot of fun and learned the value and importance of being part of a team.
What are three traits that are important in your role?
The ability to be open-minded and see things from multiple perspectives. The ability to multi-task and change focus at a moment’s notice. The ability to listen and really hear what people are trying to tell you.
What is your favourite go-to resource?
Susan Hessel, a program coordinator at the School of Global Access.
Can you describe an aha moment you have experienced in your role?
A leadership training course I once took had us reflect on what makes teams effective. It was very insightful to learn that the more differences in strengths among team members, the more effective a team can be. It provided me with the opportunity to reflect on the strengths of my colleagues and reaffirmed why we had such a great team.
What do you want to learn this year?
How to squeeze more time out of a day.
What is your favourite book?
A recent favourite - Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
Name one thing about yourself that most people don’t know.
I have hiked to the base camp of the third highest mountain in the world – Kangchenjunga.