• 2005 – MEd, University of Manitoba
    1997 – PBDE – Inclusive Education Certificate, University of Manitoba
    1982 – BEd – University of Manitoba


  • Ms Updike has been an instructor in the area of Inclusive Education to pre-service and in-service teachers for the past 24 years. She participates in the development of courses at the post-secondary level for both on-campus and on-line delivery. Ms Updike works in partnership with community organizations that supports children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Areas of Specialization

  • Inclusive Education
  • Disability Studies

Research Interests

  • Best practices for including students with autism
  • Implementing SRV (Social Role Valorization) theory