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Hosted By: Will Clements

FAQulty explores the hidden side of some of Capilano’s own educators. Join host Will Clements as he asks some of your frequently asked questions to Capilano’s most fascinating personalities.

Episode 3 – Grace Mcnab

Grace McNab is theorist and pianist with a background in other arts, including architecture, drawing, painting, and the Brazilian martial art, Capoeira.  Since 1989, she has taught music theory in the jazz and classical music programs at Capilano University.  In the classroom, she has been working with colour, font and score layout to convey theoretical information to students in visually concise and musically evocative ways. 

Click Here to view a sample of a “Grace Mat” or “Musical Blueprint”.

Click Here to view Grace’s complete “Organic Transcriptions” poster, described within the episode.


Episode 2 – Vicky Ross

Vicky joined the English Department at Capilano in 2001 after completing a master’s degree at UBC. Before grad school studied and worked in Cambridge, London and Montreal–moving west every few years. Recently she’s been developing a mixed-genre world lit course looking at poetry, fiction, memoir and film that explores the life of the city. Although she insists she is not an enthusiastic academic administrator, served as a coordinator for the English Department twice and is a passionate advocate for her discipline! Join Will Clements as he interviews English instructor Vicky Ross on her journey of travels through various cities.


Episode 1 – Bradshaw Pack

Bradshaw Pack is a pedal steel guitarist, composer, educator, and a past recipient of the Joseph Stauffer Prize as awarded by the Canada Council for achievements in music. He is on the Faculty of Jazz Studies at Capilano University in North Vancouver where he teaches music theory, music history, and composition. Bradshaw also plays pedal steel in Peggy Lee’s Echo Painting. Join Will Clements as he interviews music educator Bradshaw Pack, on what keeps him motivated to teach every morning.