Communications & Operations


Alicia Harder

Senior Manager, Planning and Operations

Business Operations


Jarrad Wiens

Manager, Administration and Human Resources

Jarrad manages CTLT’s human and physical resources. He supports the development and oversees the implementation of human resource strategies, policies, and procedures. Jarrad is also responsible for operational efficiency, space, and general administration.


Linda Turner

Department Secretary

Linda provides administrative support for CTLT staff. She is the secretary for the CTLT Irving K. Barber Learning Centre office.


Catherine Bennington

Director’s Assistant / Administrative Assistant

Catherine has been with the Centre since June 1995 after moving to Canada in July of 1994. As the Administrative Assistant, she helps keep the finances in order, handles event registration, and identifies office needs.


Josephine Yung

Financial Assistant

Josephine manages the payroll for all sessional faculty appointments. She also assists with department expenses, budgets, mandates, and administrative initiatives at CTLT.

Marketing and Communications


Dianne Mackay

Manager, Marketing and Communications

Dianne is responsible for overseeing brand strategy, developing strategic communications plans, directing marketing campaigns and facilitating relationships between CTLT and partners on campus. She loves everything about her job. There is never a dull moment in marketing and communications: every day brings new challenges and rewards.

Michael Wong

Marketing and Communications Coordinator (On leave until 31 Oct 2014)

Michael develops and implements marketing and communications initiatives at CTLT. He designs visual identities and layouts for print and online materials, coordinates articles and copy for the CTLT website, and assists with event organization and promotion. Michael also oversees the CTLT Newsletter, Dialogues.

Sophie Gardner

Interim Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Sophie possesses eight years’ experience in marketing, communications and public relations, primarily in the arts sector in her hometown of Adelaide, South Australia, and has worked across several UBC departments. A keen writer, she particularly enjoys interviewing faculty and students for CTLT website articles and writing and publishing Dialogues. You will also find her assisting with CTLT events and behind the department information booth at orientation days, and as a regular voice on the various CTLT social media channels.

Event Coordination

Sukhi Ghuman

Manager, Marketing and Events

Sukhi initiates, develops, and manages the coordination and execution of event and marketing plans for workshops, programs and various high-profile events on behalf of CTLT. Sukhi also works directly with the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic to manage university-wide events. In addition, she develops strategic marketing initiatives that support UBC’s professional development, distance education, and flexible learning initiatives.

Anna Fong

Marketing and Event Assistant

Anna assists in providing logistical support at all levels for the various workshops, sessions, and institutes at CTLT. She has been an ESL instructor in Vancouver and Japan, is passionate about education, and is interested in metacognition and intuition in learning. In her spare time, Anna enjoys the great outdoors and doing pottery.


Mischa Makortoff

Marketing and Event Assistant

Mischa assists in providing logistical support at all levels for the various workshops, sessions, and institutes at CTLT.

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