Curriculum & Course Services

Senior Management

Andrea Han, PhD

Associate Director, Curriculum and Course Services

Andrea directs the Curriculum and Course Services team who support faculty and academic units during curriculum and course development, implementation and evaluation. This work is accomplished by a highly skilled and collaborative team of professionals with expertise in curriculum development, evaluation, instructional design, project management and research.

Adriana Briseño-Garzón, PhD

Senior Manager, Research and Evaluation

Adriana leads CTLT’s research and evaluation activities in alignment with the university’s strategic priorities. She manages the implementation of the activities and services of the Institute of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISOTL) and works collaboratively with faculty members, staff and graduate research assistants supporting their engagement with scholarly activities related to teaching and learning. Adriana builds relationships with academic leaders across UBC in order to encourage involvement in SoTL research and to grow institutional recognition for SoTL activities.

Team (listed alphabetically)

Hailan Chen

Educational Consultant: Learning Design

With a PhD in Educational Technology focusing on instructional design and distance education, Hailan is an experienced learning and instructional designer in Higher Education with years of experience. She manages the development and delivery of quality online learning courses and projects and is dedicated in working closely with faculty members to apply sound instructional design principles to their online learning courses. She ensures that course design and development meet best practice standards, accommodate for diverse learners, and incorporate appropriate learning technologies in facilitating and assessing student active learning.

Manuel Dias

Educational Consultant: Learning Design

Manuel supports faculty and staff in integrating technology in their teaching and learning practice. He has more than seven 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, and the Canvas and edX Studio training sessions.

John Cheng

Educational Consultant: Learning Design

Chris Crowley

Manager, Learning Design

Chris has a background in instructional design for distance learning online courses and related online learning resources. He is also the producer/director of several collaborative multimedia projects that involve the creation of open online learning resources for universities and colleges across BC.

Carrie Hunter, PhD

Curriculum Consultant

Carrie provides leadership in the design and development of curriculum and related course materials for units across UBC. She collaborates with units and stakeholders to help identify curricular needs and appropriate ways of addressing those needs. She oversees projects from needs analysis and program reviews through proposal development, implementation and evaluation. She has been involved as an educator, scholar and educational leader for almost 20 years. Her work has been published in the Journal of Workplace Learning and in Higher Education, and she holds a Master of Adult Education degree from Queen’s University and a doctorate in Higher Education from UBC. She is passionate about learning in all its forms and has a special interest in inter-professional education and education for a knowledge based economy.

Namsook Jahng, PhD

Educational Consultant: Learning Design

Namsook has a background in Curriculum and Pedagogy. She has extensive teaching and research experience. Based on pedagogical knowledge and experience in practice, she provides expertise in designing teaching and learning processes enhanced by technology.

Bosung Kim, PhD

Educational Consultant: Learning Design

Bosung supports faculty with the creation of engaging and interactive online courses. With years of experience in instructional design and online teaching in higher education, she believes that technology assists with learning when it is carefully planned, designed, and integrated into instruction. She loves to research and try out educational technologies as well as best practices and instructional strategies using those tools to enhance the teaching and learning experience. She is currently interested in utilizing peer interactions to promote learning.

Marie Krbavac

Educational Consultant: Learning Design

Marie provides leadership in the design and development of courses through engaging with instructors about ways to leverage learning technologies to support their teaching goals. In collaboration with faculty, Marie works on projects to identify needs, recommend and implement solutions, and support the evaluation of the changes. In the last few years, Marie has provided leadership in determining requirements and inspiring pedagogical and technological changes in large projects in her roles as Strategist for the Learning Technology Environment Renewal Project and Curriculum Manager for the new Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs program.

PJ Rayner

Curriculum Consultant

PJ is currently working with the Faculty of Arts to help structure program or departmental level curricula. This work includes consulting on the development of program outcomes, curriculum mapping, and course (re)design. They come to this work with 10 years of experience working in educational development, and with a focus on community engaged learning, indigenous pedagogies, and experiential learning. They hold a Master’s degree from UBC’s Department of Educational Psychology.

Nicole Ronan

Educational Consultant: Learning Design

Nicole has worked in educational technology for nearly 20 years supporting, designing, and delivering learning environments in various capacities. Using best practices along with an eye towards innovation, she can provide you with technical and pedagogical consultation to design an enhanced learning experience.

Paulina Semenec

SoTL Facilitator

Paulina supports the design and implementation of teaching and learning research and evaluation projects across campus and assists in the coordination of the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. She is responsible for supporting faculty members as they evaluate their Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund projects (TLEF), for sustaining and expanding a community of SoTL practitioners among UBC Faculty, facilitating the student network of SoTL Specialists, and engaging in research into teaching and learning initiatives that serve the UBC Strategic Plan.

Nausheen Shafiq

Curriculum Consultant

Nausheen has several years of experience training faculty and establishing curriculum and courses with a focus on ESL programs. Recently, she has been working with program re-accreditation, institutional effectiveness and quality assurance for programs in several disciplines while also teaching at a university in the United Arab Emirates. She strives to find ways to continually improve education for students and educators alike.

Trish Varao-Sousa, PhD

Evaluation and Research Consultant

Trish supports the design and implementation of teaching and learning research and evaluation projects across campus and assists in the co-ordination of the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Trish has a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of British Columbia where she studied how different learning environments influence attention and retention.

Roselynn Verwoord

Curriculum Consultant

In her role as Learning Design and Curriculum Consultant, Roselynn provides leadership in the design and development of curriculum and related courses and materials. In collaboration with departments and units, Roselynn helps identify curriculum needs, consults on how to address these needs, and oversees related curriculum projects through implementation and evaluation. Roselynn has several years of experience as an educator, facilitator, and curriculum developer, both locally and internationally. Roselynn’s work has been published in several journals including: The Journal on Centers for Teaching and Learning, The Canadian Journal of Native Education, In Factis Pax, and Teaching and Learning Inquiry.