Teaching & Learning Professional Development

Senior Management


kele fleming

Associate Director, Teaching & Learning Professional Development
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kele directs the development of comprehensive plans for professional development, resource development and community engagement of faculty and graduate students involved in teaching face-to-face, blended and distance courses, in support of the university’s strategic teaching and learning goals. She negotiates partnerships with faculties and, in collaboration with localized teaching and learning units, develops and implements professional development programs (e.g., one-to-one faculty assistance and workshops on teaching skills development, assessment and evaluation of student learning, effective teaching and learning strategies, etc.) in order to foster teaching and learning excellence within Academic Units and across the University. Her role has University-wide scope, supporting the efforts of faculty, students, and staff who engage in CTLT’s programs and services to advance their learning and teaching goals.

Gillian Gerhard, PhD

Senior Manager, Teaching & Learning
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Team (listed alphabetically)


Jennifer Brown

Lead Facilitator, Graduate Programs

Jen is a member of the Graduate Student Facilitator Team where she is an Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) facilitator and a Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW) trainer. In her role as the Lead Facilitator of this team, she provides support to her colleagues, leads professional development for the team, and works behind the scenes to ensure the ISWs run smoothly. Jen is currently pursuing her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Bronte Burnette

Educational Resource Developer: Indigenous Initiatives

Bronte joined CTLT’s Indigenous Initiatives team in September 2020 as the Educational Resource Developer and is grateful to work and live on the unceded, traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people. She designs and updates the digital learning resources that support and sustain ongoing projects of Indigenous engagement in teaching and learning. Her professional interests include human-information interaction, Indigenous knowledge keeping and practices, and digital librarianship services. Bronte previously worked at Xwi7xwa Library and holds an MLIS from the UBC School of Information with a specialization in the First Nations Curriculum Concentration.

Ainsley Camps

Educational Developer: Teaching & Learning Professional Development
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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.

Claudia Diaz PhD

Educational Consultant, Indigenous Initiatives

Claudia joined CTLT’s Indigenous Initiative team in November 2020 as an Educational Consultant. Since 2010, she has been living, learning, and teaching on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Musqueam people. Before 2010, Claudia worked as an educator with women’s grassroots organizations and as an educational consultant in a poverty-reduction program in inner-city schools. In CTLT’s Indigenous Initiatives, she supports professional development programming, educational resources, and strategic initiatives related to Indigenous engagement in teaching and learning. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Studies from UBC. Claudia has also been teaching in the Faculty of Education and the Social Justice Institute (GRSJ) about social justice in education and intersectional approaches to gender at UBC since 2018.

Will Engle

Strategist, Open Education Initiatives
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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.

Shaya Golparian, PhD

Educational Developer: TA Development Programs
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Shaya develops and coordinates the TA Development Program at CTLT. This includes consulting with departments to plan, design, deliver and evaluate department-specific TA teaching skills development. Shaya designs and facilitates capacity-building workshops for department TA training programs, and coordinates the TA training community of Practice. She is an Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) facilitator and a Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW) trainer, and she is involved in the design and delivery of various teaching and learning professional development initiatives, programs and workshops at CTLT. Shaya has a PhD in Curriculum and Pedagogy from UBC.

Kari Grain

Analyst, Experiential and Integrated Learning
phone: 6048220828

Sue Hampton

Educational Consultant: Facilitation and Process Design
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Sue provides design and facilitation services to the UBC teaching and learning community. Sue is involved in program planning and facilitation across various TLPD programs and she leads the Course Design Intensive. She is engaged in supporting TLPD’s integration of diversity and anti-oppressive pedagogy across our programming and has a particular interest in supporting educators who are navigating relationships as allies in social and racial justice initiatives. Sue is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education, and describes her research as a critical exploration of alternative career pathways for PhD students and how they come to “be” in their careers.

Isabeau Iqbal, PhD

Senior Educational Consultant: Educational Leadership
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At CTLT, Isabeau is involved with various formative peer review of teaching initiatives, consults with instructors on teaching and learning matters, and facilitates processes and workshops designed to improve teaching and student learning in higher education. In addition, Isabeau conducts Small Group Instructional Feedback and works with instructors who are developing their teaching portfolios. Isabeau holds a PhD in Education from UBC.

Janey Lew, PhD

Senior Educational Consultant, Indigenous Initiatives
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Janey joined CTLT’s Indigenous Initiatives team in August 2015 and is grateful to work and learn at UBC on the unceded, ancestral territories of the Musqueam people. As Senior Educational Consultant, Indigenous Initiatives, Janey supports faculty engagement and professional development on topics related to intersectional differences, social justice, and critical Indigenous studies in teaching and learning. Janey is an experienced facilitator in a variety of community and educational settings, and holds a PhD in Comparative Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining CTLT, Janey taught courses in the Asian American Studies Program at UC Berkeley, the English departments at Capilano University and Douglas College, and the First Nations Studies Programs at SFU and UBC.

Rie Namba

Educational Resources Developer – Open Resources
work phone: 6048272768

Rie designs, develops, supports and maintains resources to facilitate the use of open practices in teaching and learning (specifically Wiki and WordPress). Rie provides consultation to students, faculty, and staff who are incorporating open practices in their work and develops, implements, and curates educational resources and materials (guides, handouts, tutorials, websites) that address teaching and learning-related professional development needs and improve upon sustainable practices for resource sharing. Rie also supports a variety of web resources development projects including the Learning Commons project, the Digital Tattoo project, and the Open UBC project.

Amy Perreault

Senior Strategist, Indigenous Initiatives
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Amy is the Senior Strategist, Indigenous Initiatives at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) at the University of British Columbia on the traditional and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. Amy is proudly Red River Métis, with mixed European ancestry. She was born in Thompson Manitoba but spent most of her childhood fishing, picking huckleberries, hiking and being on the land and water ways in the East and West Kootenay’s on the traditional territories and homelands of the Ktunaxa Nation. She holds an MLIS from the UBC School of Information, where she currently serves as adjunct faculty and oversees the First Nations Curriculum Concentration. Amy works with staff, faculty groups, training programs for teaching assistants, new faculty, and administrators, to support the development of a higher standard of professionalism in conducting discussions of Indigenous and other contentious social issues in curricular settings. Amy is a co-developer and researcher for the educational resource What I Learned in Class Today: Aboriginal Issues in the Classroom and manages the development of Indigenous Foundations. Work on these projects, as well as her own experience as an Indigenous student, staff and faculty member at UBC, clearly identify the complexities and challenges of classroom conversations involving contentious cross-cultural discussions, and in specific discourse around Indigenous curriculum.

Emily Renoe

Senior Educational Consultant: Learning Technologies
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Emily consults, supports and trains faculty and staff with the integration of learning technologies into their face-to-face, online and blended learning environments. Emily is presently involved in a number of UBC initiatives such as Teaching Development Program for New Faculty, Learning Technology Rovers and much more. She is presently situated in the Learning Technology Hub. Emily has worked with learning technologies for over 19 years.

Kyle Shaughnessy

Education Consultant, Staff Training

Kyle holds a joint position between Human Resources and CTLT Indigenous Initiatives as Education Consultant: Staff Training, at the University of British Columbia, situated on the traditional and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. Kyle is a Two-Spirit, trans person of mixed Indigenous (Dene) and European (Irish) ancestry, and is a registered social worker and writer originally from the Northwest Territories and rural BC. His professional background includes health education, Indigenous community engagement and cultural safety consultation, and LGBT2Q+ advocacy. Kyle’s MSW graduate research at Dalhousie University explores the contemporary healing roles of Two-Spirit educators within the larger context of reconciliation and diversity education. His role as Education Consultant: Staff Training is to provide consultation and support for staff seeking to foster greater inclusion and representation of Indigenous voices and perspectives in university programming and engagement strategies.

Joseph Topornycky, PhD

Manager, Graduate Student Programs
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Joseph designs and develops CTLT’s overall programming and support for Graduate Students and Teaching Assistants at CTLT. Joseph works with his team to ensure that graduate student support is informed by current research on how people learn and well grounded teaching and learning theory in accord with the university’s strategic goals. He is also the lead developer and facilitator for the certificate in pedagogy for graduate students. He is an Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) facilitator and a Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW) trainer. Joseph has a PhD in Philosophy from UBC.

Hanae Tsukada, PhD

Educational Strategist
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In partnership between CTLT and the Equity & Inclusion Office, Hanae develops and implements strategic approaches to embed inclusive teaching and learning strategies across UBC. She supports CTLT’s integration of equity and inclusion into their outfacing work for UBC’s teaching and learning community, such as the development of teaching and learning resources and professional development programs. She also collaborates with CTLT’s leadership team and staff members to weave equity and inclusion into its unit structures, cultures, and practices through consultations, strategic planning, and capacity-building. She holds a MA in Comparative and International Development Education from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, and a PhD in Educational Studies from UBC.

Jens Vent Schmidt

Educational Consultant: Design and Facilitation

Jens supports the UBC teaching and learning community through consultation, design and facilitation. He is an Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) facilitator and a Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW) trainer and involved in several teaching development workshops at CTLT, including the Faculty ISW and the Teaching Development Program (TDP) for new faculty. Jens has developed and facilitated teaching development for graduate student and postdoctoral fellows and faculty through the CTLT and CIRTL since 2013 and he brings his experience as a faculty member teaching Biology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Natalie Westwood

CIRTL Program Developer, Graduate Student Program
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Magdalena Wojda

CATL Facilitator

Magda works as a facilitator for the Certificate Program in Advanced Teaching and Learning at CTLT. She is an Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) facilitator and a Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW) trainer, and facilitates Graduate ISWs and department-specific TA training sessions at UBC as part of her work on the Graduate Student Facilitator Team. Magda is working toward her PhD in Law at the Allard School of Law at UBC, with a research focus on clinical legal education.

Lucas Wright

Senior Educational Consultant
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Lucas supports faculty and staff in integrating technology in their teaching and learning practice. He is an adult learning instructor with more than 15 years of experience teaching adults online, face-to-face and in blended contexts. He has a keen interest in blended learning, open education and the role of learning portfolios in teaching and learning. Lucas supports professional development programs at CTLT including the Instructional Skills workshop, Teaching in a Blended Learning Environment, the Learning Technology Hub and the edX Studio sessions.

Erin Yun

Educational Consultant, Classroom and Campus Climate
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Erin started at CTLT since being a graduate student in 2013 and is thankful to work and learn on the unceded and traditional territory of the Musqueam people. Erin supports and leads UBC teaching and learning community’s professional and capacity development in helping to create a classroom climate that is supportive to teaching and learning. She provides consultation, process design, facilitation, programming, and resource development services to faculty, staff, and graduate students, focused on difficult conversations related to classroom and campus climate, and Indigenous engagement within teaching and learning.