Documentation:CTLT programs/CTLT Institute/2011 Facilitators

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Afsaneh Sharif Instructional Designer Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology Afsaneh is interested in the application and integration of technology into the learning environment in a way that both enhances learning and makes it easy for instructors and students to use. She likes to explore diversity and cultural challenges in an online environment, and how the visual representation of information aids learning. Particular interests for her include accessibility, communities of learning, open education, and instructional/learning design.

Alison Wong Production Applications Administrator Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology Alison provides support for learning tools such as CoursEval and Turnitin. She works with Faculties to set up and implement the end-of-term evaluations, and provides training and support for faculty and instructional support staff for other learning tools.

Amy Perrault Coordinator of Aboriginal Initiatives Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology Amy comes from Métis heritage out of Thompson, Manitoba, though she grew up in British Columbia in West Kootenays. She is the Coordinator of Aboriginal Initiatives at the Centre for Teaching Learning and Technology where she works with staff, faculty groups, training programs for teaching assistants, new faculty, and administrators to support the development of a higher standard of professionalism in conducting discussions of Aboriginal and other contentious social issues in curricular settings.

In her previous roles as an academic advisor for Aboriginal students in the Faculty of Arts and program advisor for the First Nations Studies Program, Amy had the opportunity to work with a variety of different people and build a large network of support for Aboriginal engagement at UBC.

Amy is also co-developer and researcher for What I Learned in Class Today: Aboriginal Issues in the Classroom. Work on this project clearly identified the complexities and challenges of classroom conversations involving contentious cross-cultural discussions, and in specific discourse around Aboriginal curriculum.

Andrea Han Instructional Technologies Analyst Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology Andrea is an Instructional Technologies Analyst for the Faculty of Science. She is interested in how technology can be used to engage students and extend the learning environment beyond the traditional classroom.


Brian Lamb Strategist, Teaching and Learning Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology Brian does his best to keep up with the constant developments and new applications of learning technology at UBC and beyond. He also teaches a course on “Text Technologies: The Changing Spaces of Reading and Writing” for UBC’s Master of Educational Technology program. He mutters ill-tempered observations on social learning, open education, disruptive technologies, and other such things on his weblog:

Brian Lin Senior Communications Coordinator Public Affairs Brian has been a communications coordinator at UBC for ten years. He currently provides media relations support to the Faculties of Science, Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, as well as to the Vice President Research & International. He has a Master of Journalism from UBC, and spent a year interning at the Vancouver Bureau of CTV National News.


Cindy Underhill Strategist, Learning Resource Design Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology Cindy is engaged in a variety of projects related to the development of web-based resources to support learners. She’s interested in the application of social web approaches to support learning–-wherever it happens. Cindy’s been a college instructor, considers herself a learner, is proud to be an amateur at most things, and has been involved with educational technology and distance learning for the past several years at UBC. She shares work-in-progress and the occasional observation about learning (mostly) on her blog:


Dan Pratt Professor, Adult and Higher Education Senior Scholar, Centre for Health Education Scholarship Dan Pratt is a professor of Adult & Higher Education, and holds a cross-appointment in the School of Medicine, where he is a Senior Scholar within the Centre for Health Education Scholarship. Dr. Pratt has been a visiting professor at universities across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. In 2008, Dan received Canada’s most prestigious university teaching award–-the 3M National Teaching Fellowship.


Emily Renoe Learning Technology Specialist Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology Emily assists, supports, and trains faculty and staff in WebCT Vista, UBC Blogs, Wikis, and other UBC supported tools, as well as other emerging web technologies. She has worked in the IT industry for over ten years, and previously worked as a Technical Trainer in the private sector.

Eric Jandciu Course Coordinator/Instructor CommScie 300 Eric is the SCIE 300 Communicating Science Course Coordinator. After blowing up a fume hood in the Chemistry Building, Eric was happy to complete his Chemistry graduate work with a Master’s degree and pursue further graduate work in Journalism. His Master of Journalism thesis project explored the skills required by science journalists and proposed a curriculum for a graduate-level science journalism course, elements of which have been used at the UBC School of Journalism. Eric has worked as a freelance journalist, science writer, and grant writer. He has also worked for Springer in Heidelberg, Germany, managing the editing of English-language scientific manuscripts. In addition, Eric contributes to textbooks used in both Canadian and American high schools and junior high schools. When not nerding out on the intersection of science with society, Eric is hiking in the summer, skiing in the winter, and biking year round.

Erin Hanson Research Project Manager Indigenous Foundations, First Nations Studies Program Erin received her BA in Anthropology & First Nations Studies from UBC. As an undergraduate, she took part in the First Nations Studies Practicum, in which she worked for the Stó:lō Tribal Council assessing the community impacts of transmission lines that pass through the territory. Following graduation, Erin continued to work in S’óhl Téméxw with the Stó:lō Research & Resource Management Centre, where she worked with elders on a Traditional Land Use study and conducted archival research and interviews to determine the impacts of the power lines. First Nations along the line have recently won court cases claiming that BC Hydro’s consultation was inadequate; an exciting victory for a project that has roots in the First Nations Studies Program capstone course FNSP 400.

Erin works in the First Nations Studies Program as a researcher and project manager for the website project Indigenous Foundations. Indigenous Foundations was created in response to feedback from students and faculty who were frustrated that discussions in the classroom could rarely move beyond an introductory level, as people come to university with differing levels of knowledge about Aboriginal topics. Indigenous Foundations seeks to narrow this gap by providing concise and accurate information on a range of foundational topics key to understanding Aboriginal issues in Canada today.


Gail Hammond Instructor Food, Nutrition and Health Gail is an instructor in Food, Nutrition and Health. In her teaching, she uses strategies including debate and problem-based learning that challenge and actively engage students in their learning. She recently graduated from the UBC Faculty Certificate Program in the Scholarship for Teaching and Learning, and is focused on improving students’ educational experiences.

Greg Bole Instructor Biology Greg Bole has been a lab faculty member, lecturer, and has spent the last eight years as an Instructor in the Biology Program at UBC, where he was awarded the 2007/08 Faculty of Science Killam Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Greg started acting when he was twelve years old and continues it as a hobby. He has also been portraying Charles Darwin for the past five years to classes and conferences in a wide variety of locations.


Harry Hubball Academic Director Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology Harry Hubball (Senior Advisor, Teaching and Learning; Academic Director pro-tem, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology) served on last year's TLEF Adjudication Committee. Harry is a 3M National Teaching Fellow, and his research and practice focus on the scholarship of curriculum and pedagogical practice in higher education.


Jan Johnson Manager, Facilitation and Process Design Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology Jan is an adult educator, an educational developer, and a facilitator. She has been associated with the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) (formerly the Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth) in a variety of ways since 1992. She is currently Manager, Facilitation and Process Design in CTLT.

She works with individuals, units, departments and faculties as both a facilitator and an educational developer in many areas related to teaching and learning. She also facilitates the CTLT Course Design Intensive, three day Instructional Skills Workshops, and numerous shorter teaching and learning seminars and community of practice events. She contributes to various special projects related to teaching and learning, both across the campus and with other post-secondary institutions in British Columbia.

Jim Sibley Director Centre for Instructional Support, Faculty of Applied Science Jim Sibley is director of the Centre for Instructional Support at the Faculty of Applied Science. As a faculty developer, his current focus includes the implementation of Team-Based Learning in large class settings, new faculty orientation, course design, and developing his own online peer evaluation software (iPeer). The Centre for Instructional Support serves six Engineering departments, a School of Nursing, and a School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Jim has over twenty-seven years of experience in faculty support and training, web design, and managing software development at UBC.

Joanne Nakonechny Research Associate Science Centre for Learning and Teaching (Skylight), Faculty of Science Joanne Nakonechny is a research associate with the Science Centre for Learning and Teaching (Skylight) in the Faculty of Science. Her PhD in educational anthropology--a strongly qualitative discipline--has provided her with an "interesting" entrance into working on educational research questions with her strongly quantitative-based colleagues in the sciences.

Joe Zerdin Analyst, Emerging Technologies Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technologies Joe loves technology. When something new and shiny comes out, he immediately evaluates it and starts to consider how it can be used to enhance teaching and learning. Joe primarily works on implementing and supporting iClickers and Wimba Classroom/Voice, but usually has his hands in a wide variety of technological pots.

John Egan Senior Manager, Strategic Curriculum Services Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology John is the Senior Manager, Strategic Curriculum Services at CTLT, with many years’ experience as a curriculum developer, instructor, facilitator, course designer, program administrator, and educational researcher. He has experience at the community, adult, corporate, private post-secondary, and university-levels, in Canada and internationally. John has also been published widely in the fields of education and health. His work has been published in The Journal of Interprofessional Care, Studies in the Education of Adults, Convergence, and The Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education.

Josefina Rosado Web Designer/Programmer Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology Josefina is a Web Desinger/Programmer for the CTLT Distance and Blended Learning Team. She works with faculty and instructional designers to design, develop and deliver online and blended distance learning courses. She likes to explore ways to make web content and education more accessible to different users. Her interests are accessibility, communications, open education and mobile learning.

Joy Kirchener Librarian, Collections, Licensing and Digital Scholarship UBC Library Joy Kirchner is the Librarian for Collections, Licensing, and Digital Scholarship at the University of British Columbia Library. Her role involves coordinating scholarly communications activities for the university and negotiating licenses for university access to digital content. Joy is also a member of the Provost’s campus-wide Scholarly Communications Steering Committee. As well, she's a faculty member with the ARL/ACRL/ Institute for Scholarly Communication, where she assists with the coordination and program development of ACRL’s Scholarly Communications 101 Road Show program. Joy additionally finds time to be a presenter and a committee member on the ACRL Scholarly Communications Committee.


Kurt Grimm Associate Professor Earth and Ocean Sciences Kurt Grimm is an interdisciplinary Earth/Life scientist, and is endlessly fascinated with patterning and transformation. He aspires to a unique synthesis of natural and Living phenomena that may clarify, catalyze, and perpetuate authentic and transformative sustainability.

Kyle Gailling IT User Support Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology Kyle supports CTLTs internal technology platform. Kyle's educational background is in social sciences and web design and he is always looking to learn new, exciting things related to technology and life in general. In his spare time, he would like to explore mobile application development, learn how to play ice hockey and bake the perfect pie.


Lucas Wright Learning Technology Specialist Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology Lucas previously worked with the Teacher Education Office at the University, training and supporting faculty and teacher candidates in developing ePortfolios using the WordPress platform since 2007. He joined CTLT in 2010, where he assists and supports faculty and staff with the implementation of technology to support their teaching and learning.


Novak Rogic Manager, Web Strategy Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology Novak Rogic is CTLT's Web Strategist, leading the web projects that emphasize content sharing and republishing. He would love to show you how functional your website could be, and firmly believes that “less is more”. He barely blogs at and rarely publishes photos


Pan Luo Program Analyst Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology Pan supports iPeer and WebWorks, and serves as program analyst at the Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology. He is the leader and developer of the iPeer project. He also develops application plug-ins for system integration and web applications. Pan is interested in exploring and utilizing new technologies in learning environments.

Dr. Patti Janssen Director, Master of Public Health Program, School of Population and Public Health Associate Faculty, Division of Midwifery, Department of Family Practice Associate Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Associate Faculty, School of Nursing Dr. Janssen is a Professor, Co-team leader for Maternal Child Health, and Director of the Master of Public Health Program in the School of Population and Public Health. She is also Associate Faculty in the Departments of Family Practice, Midwifery, and Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the School of Nursing. She is the recipient of a Killam Teaching Award in 2010 for her work in developing the MPH program. She is also the UBC 2010 recipient of the President’s Award for Public Education through Media.


Randy Schmidt Associate Director Public Affairs Randy has worked in the communications field for more than twenty years, including fourteen years in the university setting. His current job involves supporting UBC’s central media relations team and its work to publicize the work of faculty researchers and students.


Trish Rosseel Teaching and Learning Librarian UBC Library Trish Rosseel is the Teaching & Learning Librarian at UBC Library. In this role, she works collaboratively with library colleagues and partners across campus to coordinate, design, develop, and deliver responsive and innovative instruction programs for the UBC community. Prior to returning to UBC last year, Trish enjoyed fifteen years of interesting and engaging work with the Government of BC, SFU Library, BCcampus, UBC, the Association of Research Libraries, and the BC Electronic Library Network. Much of this work involved designing, developing, and delivering face-to-face and online workshops and/or courses to students, faculty, and librarians.


Will Engle Educational and Social Media Resource Coordinator Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology Will Engle is a graduate academic assistant at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at UBC where he is focused on creating organizational and structural support for the UBC Wiki. He is currently completing a Masters in Library and Information Sciences at UBC's School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies.


Zack Lee Educational Resources Developer Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology Zack supports the development of resources for the programs and services at CTLT, focusing on information design and architecture. He is interested in the intersection of individual participation, new forms of expression and technology.