Teaching & Learning Technologies

Senior Management

Marianne Schroeder

Senior Associate Director, Teaching and Learning Technologies

Marianne works with a talented group of people who collaborate with UBC faculty and instructional support staff to assess technology needs, build or implement tools or infrastructure that enhance student learning and assist in the evaluation of teaching, and provide support to users of these technologies. She also supports institutional research related to student evaluation of teaching and learning technologies.

Derek White

Senior Manager, Learning, Application and Analytics
mobile: 6043764713
work phone: 6048275303

Derek manages the learning applications team charged with developing and piloting innovative, disruptive learning technologies as well as managing integration of learning applications into UBC’s centrally managed learning eco-system. The team is also responsible for producing reports and conducting analytics on teaching and learning activity and evaluation data. In addition, Derek is jointly responsible for managing UBC’s LMS (Connect) environment.

Team (listed alphabetically)

David Brabbins

Programmer Analyst

David is currently developing custom themes and plugins for WordPress.

Noureddine Elouazizi

Strategist, Teaching and Learning Technologies

Letitia Englund

UX/UI Analyst

Letitia is a UX/UI Analyst specializing in the user-facing side of learning applications. She provides user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) guidance to improve online teaching and learning experiences for instructors and students in a variety of CTLT-supported tools. Letitia also enjoys running, hiking with her duck toller dog, and making stuffed animals from socks.

Kyle Gailling

Support Analyst, Course Operations

Under the direction of Course Operations, Kyle provides technical, instructional, and course maintenance support for fully online and blended courses across different faculties and disciplines. Supporting instructors in the online learning environment on various platforms including Connect, Blogs, Edge, Wordpress  and Canvas, the new learning environment. In addition, he provides learners with technical and exam support throughout the term. As part of the LTHub, Kyle is a resource for the university community.

Andrew Gardener

Programmer Analyst

Andrew develops and maintains various internal and open source CTLT projects such as iPeer and ComPAIR. He likes exploring new technologies and finding interesting ways to integrate into existing tools or create new ones. Andrew enjoys video games, sci-fi, anime, and other nerdy things.

Clarence Ho

Programmer Analyst

Edwin Hui

Support Analyst, Course Operations

Under the direction of Course Operations, Edwin provides technical, instructional, and course maintenance support for fully online and blended courses across different faculties and disciplines. Supporting instructors in the online learning environment on various platforms including Connect, Blogs, Edge, Wordpress  and Canvas, the new learning environment. In addition, he provides learners with technical and exam support throughout the term. As part of the LTHub, Edwin is a resource for the university community.

Kalev Hunt

Instructional Support Analyst

Kalev, as the LT operations lead for UBC Skylight (Science Centre for Learning and Teaching), works closely with department and central partners to support instructors in their use of learning technologies (such as Connect, WeBWorK, and various other systems) and to help develop, test, and administer LT systems for the Faculty of Science. He also oversees the Learning Technology Rovers initiative for Science and represents the Faculty in cross-campus initiatives such as the LTE Renewal project.

Flo Kam

Support Analyst

Nina Kessler

Support Analyst

Nina provides support and training on CourseEval and Turnitin for faculty and staff. She likes to explore how to connect users with their technologies in a better way. She enjoys learning about art, science and technology. She has skills in technical communication and design.

Joseph Khalil

Senior Web Designer/Programmer

Joseph is a member of the Course Design, Production & Support team (CDPS). He is responsible for overseeing web programming projects and for taking the lead in the training and documentation of web-based efficiency tools/plugins related to the design and maintenance of distance, flexible and blended learning courses, as well as the research, design, and development of these tools. He also designs and implements the development of CSS templates for faculty needs. He ensures efficiency, sustainability and high quality for all course designs while meeting W3 and accessibility standards. He helps streamline the web development process, providing consistency for online course design and delivery.

Justin Leong

Programmer Analyst

Justin works on development of an education software platform used by UBC and a large number of other institutions. He previously developed web applications that ranged from aggregating gene-disease relationships to analyzing workplace productivity. Outside of work, Justin enjoys running, hanging out with friends, and analyzing science fiction films.

Calvin Leung

Systems Analyst II

David Loti

Support Analyst

Pan Luo

Programmer Analyst

Pan supports CoursEval and WeBWorK and serves as internal IT support at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. He also develops application plug-ins for system integration and web applications. Pan is interested in exploring and utilizing new technologies in learning environments.

Mankee Mah


Mankee works with the SEoT datamart to deliver entreprise reports to both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. Mankee has an extensive background in student information systems, applications development, institutional and dashboard reporting in BC post-secondary education.

Scott McMillan

Systems Analyst

Scott currently works on administering, integrating and piloting open source learning technologies within UBC’s learning eco-system. He has a particular focus on standards based learning analytics solutions using xAPI / Caliper, and works on the CTLT Learning Record Store. With over 15 years working with Open Source technology he is pretty sold on the concept.

Novak Rogic

Manager, Web Strategy

Novak Rogic is the Web Strategist, leading the web projects that emphasize content sharing and republishing. He would love to show you how functional your website could be and firmly believes that “less is more”. He (barely) blogs and (rarely) publishes photos.

Richard Tape

Programmer Analyst II

Richard develops WordPress plugins and themes to help people share and publish content across the University. He is a WordPress core contributor who fully embraces the open-source nature of the platform and believes it can provide a solid foundation for developing new and innovative teaching and learning systems.

Paul Vallence

Support Analyst

Anne-Rae Vasquez

Manager, Course Operations

Anne-Rae manages Course Operations for CTLT supported courses across faculties and disciplines including UBCx MOOCs and PE courses. Her core responsibility is to ensure the implementation, delivery, maintenance, instructional and learner support for distance and flexible (blended and online) courses meet the desirable outcomes and timelines for the teaching and learning needs of the faculty and department. As lead instructional support for the team, she liaises with Faculty, FL Liaisons and Instructional Support Staff to ensure high standards in the support and delivery of UBC and UBCx courses. She sits on the edX Operations team, UBC Learning and Technology Ecosystem Working Group, and CTLT Cross Team committee. In addition, she designs and programs courses, researches new technologies related to online distance and blended learning and provides consultation and project management services in areas of course design, production & support.

Alison Wong

Support Analyst

Alison provides support for learning tools such as CoursEval and Turnitin. She works with Faculties to setup and implement the end of term evaluations, and provides training and support for faculty and instructional support staff for other learning tools.

Jenny Wong

Faculty Implementation Lead

Susan Wong

Operations Analyst

Heidi Wudrick

Communication and Change Management Lead

Joe Zerdin

Support Analyst, Emerging Technologies

Joe loves technology. When something new and shiny comes out he immediately evaluates it and starts to consider how it can be used to enhance teaching and learning. Joe primarily works on implementing and supporting iClickers and Blackboard Collaborate, but usually has his hands in various technological pots.

Abdel Azim Zumrawi, PhD

P.Stat, Statistician

Abdel Azim is responsible for the development of statistical methodology and the analysis of teaching and learning data, including LMS generated data and evaluation of teaching. He also works with other researchers and CTLT staff providing statistical support on the design and analysis of studies on teaching and learning. Abdel Azim is an adjunct faculty in the department of forest resources management.