CAMRT’s next Director of Education
The CAMRT is pleased to introduce Carrie Bru as its next Director of Education. Carrie is currently an instructor in nuclear medicine technology at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). In 2015 Carrie completed her Masters of Education in Adult Learning from the University of Calgary. Carrie says, “Graduate studies opened my eyes to a much larger learning community, motivating me to seek out new professional opportunities to learn and grow as a technologist, educator and leader.”
Carrie brings to the role significant experience working with the existing MRT competency profiles, having recently co-lead the Nuclear Medicine Technology program redesign at SAIT. Carrie also has great insight into the entry-to-practice exam development process, having been a contributing member of the CAMRT’s certification exam development committees since 2007. As an Educator, Carrie recognizes both the strengths and limitations of the profile as it relates to the didactic and practical delivery of competency-based education; she is excited to lead the next round of revisions to the CAMRT certification competency profile as it is transitioned to the CanMEDs profile format.
Carrie also has extensive experience with online learning as both a facilitator and a student, which will be an asset to the CAMRT’s Continuing Professional Development program. She has worked with different learning management systems and has a strong working knowledge of curriculum design. One of Carrie’s professional values is building and maintaining relationships: “I am fortunate over the years to have developed professional relationships with hundreds of students who are now working in the field across the country. I have also developed working relationships with technologists from across Canada through various CAMRT committees. This is one of the greatest perks of volunteering for the CAMRT. Networking is one of my strengths and is one of the responsibilities of the job I look forward to the most.”
Carrie also values collective and collaborative leadership: “I have focused a great deal of my learning on inter-professional education and recognize the value of breaking down our disciplinary silos. Collaborative practice not only increases personal job satisfaction, but also improves patient outcomes and that ultimately is the goal of allied health education.”
In the process of making the move, with her husband, from her current home in Calgary to join the staff team in Ottawa mid-September of this year, Carrie is very much looking forward to this opportunity to contribute to the advancement and evolution of MRT education and practice.
Welcome to the CAMRT office, Carrie!