During Barbara’s career as a filmmaker and arts administrator, she has mentored and trained hundreds of students, from elementary to post-secondary, in film making, writing and media studies. For three summers, she delivered a week-long summer film camp for 10-14 year olds at St. Michael’s University School as part of a partnership with SMUs and the Victoria Film Festival. In 2008 she was invited to spend a week at SMUs as a visiting scholar for high school students, where she mentored students interested in filmmaking. Barbara has been a mentor for 15 Telus Storyhive teams (2018-2023), including the $100k, Indigenous,Web Series and Local Heroes editions.

Barbara is a sought after lecturer, guest speaker, jury member, panelist and moderator at film and arts conferences and in post-secondary training sessions and classes including:

“I believe that sharing my producing experience with young people is one way I can contribute to a new generation of storytellers, filmmakers and writers.

Barbara Todd Hager

Concordia University
University of Victoria
Victoria Film Festival
UBC Museum of Anthropology
Camosun College
Capilano University (Indigenous Film Program)
Women in Film and Television Vancouver
ImagineNATIVE Film Festival
School District #61 (Victoria)
Pacific Peoples Partnership
Whistler Film Festival
Creative BC
Province of BC – Ministry of Advanced Education