As an instructor at Capilano College, Eleanor Boyle co-authored Effective College and University Teaching: A Practical Guide (Granville Island, 2006), with her husband Harley Rothstein. Their book is for all instructors who are striving to be excellent teachers. It is a call for higher-quality post-secondary teaching, the book is a resource at a time when students want and expect effective instruction. Eleanor Boyle and Harley Rothstein analyze and summarize the principles underlying good teaching at any academic level and in any discipline. They demonstrate how to organize, communicate, manage and evaluate in ways that will inspire and promote genuine learning.

As an instructor at the Centre for Sustainability at the University of British Columbia, with an MSc in Food Policy from City University in London, Eleanor Boyle has documented the economic, environmental and dietary consequences of modern, large-scale industrial meat production in High Steaks: Why and How to Eat Less Meat (New Society $15.95 2012). Mostly reliant on factory farming, the average North American ingests more than 200 pounds of animal protein per year. 978-0-86571-713-8

Boyle also has an honors BA in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D in Neuroscience from UBC. She lives in Vancouver.

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