Department Head, Associate Professor — Communication Design , Sabbatical
Mission campus, D135d
Phone: 604-557-7607email Karin
Karin Jager is an educator, designer and advocate for the design profession. As head of the Graphic and Digital Design department she actively promotes experiential learning and community engagement.
A CGD certified graphic designer and Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) member since 1989, Karin strongly supports professional collaboration, outreach initiatives and standards of practice. She served the GDC as VP Education National from 2012–2014, building a Canadian educational community. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education majoring in post-secondary leadership from Simon Fraser University and completed her undergraduate studies in design at Emily Carr College of Art and Design (1985).
Karin's research interests focus on graphic design as an emerging discipline in post-secondary education in Canada. Previously, she was faculty at Capilano University where she taught design and actively contributed in a leadership capacity as Chair, for the School of Media Arts, and in curriculum development and program assessment. She was instrumental in the design of the highly successful IDEA Program and co-authored Capilano's new Bachelor of Design. Her professional practice specialized in corporate communications and information design.