Leeanne Sadowsky, Instructor
Education & Credentials:
- Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (Post-Professional) 2015: University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
- Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy 1999: University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB
- Bachelor of Arts 1993: Augustana University College, Camrose, AB
Began teaching at MHC: 2007
Prior to obtaining her education as an Occupational Therapist (OT), Leeanne worked as a Rehabilitation Assistant in rural Alberta. It was this endeavor that sparked her passion for the field and led her on an exciting journey of clinical and now academic practice. Having been in their shoes, Leeanne recognizes the value and importance of assistants and credits her successful occupational therapy career to, among other aspects, the numerous assistants she has worked with and taught over the years. You will hear her share these and many other clinical experiences in the classroom and online setting.
Leeanne has clinical experience in urban and rural Alberta, as well as in arctic Canada, in the areas of acute care, long-term care, outpatients, homecare, and rehabilitation. She grew up in 'small town Alberta' and is most enthusiastic about rural practice, homecare, and the older adult population. Leeanne also considers herself a lifelong learner and strives to keep up to date on current theory and practice, ensuring this knowledge follows into the courses she teaches.
Leeanne is relationship driven and genuinely enjoys connecting with her students. She promotes an inclusive and interactive learning environment and encourages students to become the best version of themselves they can be. She works with a great team, has fantastic colleagues, and above all else, strives to have fun and cultivate joy! She has had the opportunity to present locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally with her 2018 highlight in Cape Town, South Africa at the World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress (WFOT) on "Modelling OT/OTA Practice in Canadian OTA/PTA Education."
When not teaching, in a meeting, or in her office (where the door is decorated to the season, and snacks are available for all!), you may see her (or hear her laugh) anywhere throughout the college. Outside these walls, you might find her on the golf course, travelling the world, socializing with family and friends, helping her mom, enjoying music and theatre, snuggling a pet, or in her recliner enjoying some good old-fashioned TV.