Projects & Faculty Partnerships

Senior Management

Jeff Miller

Senior Associate Director, Projects and Faculty Partnerships


Team (listed alphabetically)

Jonathan Aiello

Project Coordinator

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

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)

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)

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.

Will Engle

Strategist, Open Education Initiatives

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.

Heather McCabe

Communications Lead

Jason Myers

Faculty Liaison (Arts)

Afsaneh Sharif, PhD

Faculty Liaison

Afsaneh is a skilled Project Manager, Instructional Designer and e-Learning Specialist. She is interested in implementing research findings into practice. She also manages the development and delivery of quality online and blended courses and projects at University of British Columbia. Afsaneh works closely with faculty members to ensure that course design and development meet best practice standards, and incorporates appropriate educational technologies in facilitating and assessing active student learning. Particular interests for her include quality enhancement, accessibility, online learning, community of practice, open education, and universal design for learning.

Ilia Starr

Project Coordinator

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)

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.

Brian Wilson

Faculty Liaison (Vantage)

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.