Projects & Faculty Partnerships

Senior Management

Jeff Miller

Senior Associate Director, Projects and Faculty Partnerships

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

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.

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.

Noureddine Elouazizi, MSc, MPhil, PhD

Strategist, Teaching and Learning Technologies (Faculty of Science)

Noureddine is responsible for providing the strategic leadership to manage the learning technologies ecosystem at the Faculty of Science. He leads the Skylight-Learning Technology team (Skylight-LT) to provide Learning Technologies services, which include: (i) management of the LT-Ecosystem operations at the Faculty of Science, (ii) consulting faculty members and other stakeholders on the feasibility, integration, design and sustainability of LT-pedagogies and solutions, and (iii) collaborating and engaging with Science faculty in LT-mediated pedagogy’s evaluation, innovation and research.

Jason Myers

Faculty Liaison (Arts)

Afsaneh Sharif, PhD

Faculty Liaison / Senior Project Manager

Afsaneh is a skilled Instructional Designer, e-Learning Specialist and Project Manager. 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 has been serving on the Board of Canadian Network for Innovation in Education as the Director of Open/Online Learning, Vice President, President and Past President. Particular interests for her include quality enhancement, accessibility, online learning, flexible learning, community of practice, open education, inclusion and diversity, and universal design for learning.

Ilia Starr

Project Coordinator

Ilia joined UBC to manage the Arts Outcomes Project after completing the Learning Outcomes and Assessment Project at Simon Fraser University. He has worked closely with faculty and administration at multiple Canadian universities to initiate projects, manage programs, coordinate events, develop faculty-level research, secure federal funding for infrastructure development, and support award nominations for prolific researchers. Ilia now dedicates his skill sets to the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) as well as fostering collaborative work on campus that improves 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.

Will Engle

Strategist, Open Education Initiatives

Will is engaged with projects that leverage emerging technologies and pedagogies to support open learning. As a strategist for open education initiatives, he has worked on a range of initiatives that have included helping to support open pedagogy-based assignments that emphasize students as collaborators in the production of knowledge, the effective integration of open resources into individual courses, the development of UBC’s Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and learning analytics hackathons for undergraduate students. With a Master’s degree in library science, Will is interested in supporting the removal of barriers that limit access to education and knowledge.

Jenny Wong

Instructional Support Analyst (Science)

Jenny is the Instructional Support Analyst at the Faculty of Science. She provides support and guidance to faculty and staff on the use of various learning technologies. Jenny is interested in exploring how learning technologies can be used to facilitate and improve teaching and learning experiences.

Michael Zhang

Support Analyst I

As a Support Analyst I, Michael provides a wide range of technical and hands-on support for a number of LT projects at Science. He is a full-stack web developer by training, and with an advanced client-oriented approach to service and support. Michael is interested in exploring and integrating new technologies to improve online teaching and learning experiences for instructors and students.