Projects & Faculty Partnerships

Senior Management


Jeff Miller

Senior Associate Director, Projects and Faculty Partnerships
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Jeff directs the Projects and Faculty Partnerships team in CTLT and works across the university to support projects focused on teaching and learning innovation and enhancement, and to strengthen partnerships between CTLT and the Faculties. On behalf of the Provost Office, he provides administrative oversight for the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund and he works with CTLT and Faculty teams to provide planning, development and evaluation support across the life of these projects. Jeff also coordinates CTLT’s Faculty Associates Program, and works with seconded faculty to advance projects relating to Educational Leadership in their departments. In addition to his work at CTLT, Jeff teaches a course on Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning Environments in UBC’s Masters of Educational Technology.

 

Team (listed alphabetically)


Jonathan Aiello

Project Coordinator
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Jonathan began his university career studying Classical History at the University of Ottawa, and then went on to graduate from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He spent some time in the legal research field before returning to academia by working for the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations at Queen’s University in Kingston. Following a move to the West Coast and now calling Vancouver a permanent home, Jonathan is joining UBC having previously been working in the downtown offices of Health Canada and the First Nations Health Authority. There he gained some diverse experience in the area of Health Services, specifically managing a large addictions program servicing the 203 First Nations communities throughout BC.

Adriana Briseno-Garzon

Manager, Learning Evaluation and Research
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Adriana manages the planning, implementation, analysis, and dissemination of evaluation and research frameworks, strategies and tools across UBC’s teaching and learning initiatives, programs, and projects. She designs and oversees impact evaluation of UBC’s teaching and learning programs at multiple levels. Adriana is also working to ensure that the outcomes of different evaluation and research efforts inform current and future teaching and learning projects and initiatives.

Judy Chan, PhD

Faculty Associate / Faculty Liaison (Land and Food Systems)
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Judy develops programs for faculty members, post doc fellows, and staff to support their teaching and learning needs. She has special interests in Using Problems and Cases in the Classroom, Teaching and Learning for the Heart and MindQualitative Research, and more! She coordinates Faculty Instructional Skills Workshops and the CTLT Institute. Judy calls herself a milk protein chemist and explores various food science topics with her students in FNH 200.

Sunah Cho, PhD

Faculty Liaison (Sauder School of Business)
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As a Liaison, Sunah provides overall partnership relationships between Sauder School of Business and CTLT. She provides support to a broad range of projects including Flexible Learning, TLEF, SoTL, MOOC(edX) projects. She conducts needs analyses, plans, organizes, manages, monitors, completes, and evaluates projects within allocated time and resources. She works collaboratively with all levels of faculty and staff. Sunah is an experienced educational consultant, instructional designer, and project manager who engages faculty to collaboratively design and integrate technology into instructional programs, curricula, and courses. Sunah is also an experienced instructor who teaches a variety of online and blended learning courses.

Manuel Dias

Educational Consultant: Learning Technologies & Faculty Liaison (Faculty of Science)
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Manuel supports faculty and staff in integrating technology in their teaching and learning practice. He has more than 7 years of experience in educational development and instructional design to support instructors in face-to-face, fully online and blended learning contexts. He has a keen interest in course design to enhance student engagement and collaboration online using a variety of learning technologies. Manuel supports professional development programs at CTLT including the Instructional Skills workshop, Teaching in A Blended Learning Environment, the Learning Technology Hub, the Canvas and edX Studio training sessions.

Will Engle

Strategist, Open Education Initiatives
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Will is engaged with projects that are leveraging emerging technologies, approaches, and pedagogies to support innovative and open learning. With a background in library science, Will is interested in understanding and supporting the removal of barriers that limit access to education, information, and knowledge.

Eric Jandciu, MSc, MJ

Strategist, Teaching & Learning Initiatives
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Eric leads and supports teaching and learning projects within the Faculty of Science. Working with faculty, educational technologists and students he is involved with the design, implementation, revision and evaluation of new courses, such as Communicating Science (SCIE 300), Topics in Sustainability Science (SCIE 120) and Introduction to Sustainability (SCIE 220). Eric also frequently consults with faculty on implementing communication skills instruction into science courses and holds training workshops on this topic.

Jason Myers

Faculty Liaison (Arts)
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Afsaneh Sharif, PhD

Faculty Liaison / Senior Project Manager
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Afsaneh is a skilled Project Manager, Instructional Designer and e-Learning Specialist. She is interested in implementing research findings into practice and works closely with faculty members to ensure that course/program design and development meet best practice standards. Afsaneh develops relationships with faculty members and support specialists across Faculties, departments and other academic/service units and supports them with the development and evaluation of teaching and learning enhancement projects. Afsaneh has been listed as one of the top 90 Canadian researchers in online, blended and distance education and is the vice-president of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education. Particular interests for her include quality enhancement, accessibility, online learning, community of practice, open education, inclusion and diversity, and universal design for learning.

Ilia Starr

Project Coordinator
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Ilia has worked closely with faculty and administrative personnel at multiple Canadian universities to plan and implement a wide variety of university-based projects. He previously specialized in developing faculty research and institutional infrastructure project proposals. Since coming to the West Coast, he has managed the Learning Outcomes and Assessment Project at Simon Fraser University and the Arts Outcomes Project at UBC. Ilia now dedicates his skill sets in project management, research facilitation, faculty engagement, and grantsmanship to the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) as well as supporting partnerships between CTLT and innovative educational projects across campus that improve teaching and the learning experience of UBC students.

Ashley Welsh

Faculty Liaison (Faculty of Science)
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As the Faculty Liaison, Ashley advises and supports faculty and graduate students with the development and evaluation of teaching and learning enhancement projects. She also contributes to curriculum and course development, professional development services, and the development of the Faculty-wide undergraduate student learning outcomes. Ashley is cross appointed between the Science Centre for Learning and Teaching (Skylight) and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) as a means to improve collaboration among these groups and to enrich the scholarship of teaching and learning occurring within the Faculty of Science. On leave until April 2019.

Brian Wilson

Faculty Liaison (Vantage)
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Brian is the Curriculum Manager at UBC Vantage College. Before taking on this role, he was an Instructional Designer/Project Manager at the UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. His particular areas of interest include educational technology, blended and mobile learning, program design and how learners studying in their second (or additional) language interact in L1 content environments and how this affects the application of instructional methodology.