Sarah Osberg

BEd, MSc

Sarah Osberg

Office: OM 1267
Phone: 250-371-5842

Teaching Areas
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Winter Camping
  • Skiing
  • Wilderness Travel
  • Wilderness Environment
  • Expedition Planning

Sarah joined the Adventure Studies Department in 2014, and instructs mostly in the Adventure Guide Certificate program. She coordinates and instructs in the sea kayak guide training aspect of the certificate and diploma programs.

Sarah is professionally engaged in multiple outdoor disciplines. Certifications she has attained include:

  • Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC, Level 3 and Guide Trainer,
  • Paddle Canada, Level 2 Sea Kayak Instructor,
  • Recreational Canoeing Association, Flatwater Instructor Trainer and Tripping Instructor,
  • Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, Hiking Guide,
  • Canadian Ski Instructor Alliance, Level 2 Instructor, and
  • Canadian Avalanche Association, Operations Level 1, Introduction to Weather

Some of the places she has guided and led outdoor programming include: Strathcona Park Lodge and Outdoor Education Centre, Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training program (COLT), high school outdoor experiential education programs (Explore, TREK, LEAP and Nootka Sound Outdoor Program), Outward Bound, West Coast Expeditions and the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Sarah has also been a rock climbing and mountaineering instructor with Outward Bound, COLT and NOLS. Sarah serves on the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC Executive Board and Certification Committee.

Sarah’s interests involve a variety of outdoor pursuits, expedition-based learning and leadership development. In addition, she enjoys working with groups to create a connection to and understanding of our natural environment. She especially enjoys ski touring and powder snow.

  • BEd, Degree Focus in Community, Culture and the Environment (University of Victoria)
  • MSc, Outdoor, Environmental and Sustainability Education (University of Edinburgh)
Research Interests

Sarah is currently supervising two undergraduate research theses.