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)

Jonathan Bird

Support Analyst
phone: 6048223713

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.

Jovy Eramela

Support Analyst

Jovy provides faculty and administrative staff with operational support, training, and troubleshooting for Student Evaluation of Teaching tools (such as CoursEval and TeachEval). As a previous Learning Technology Rover, he is no stranger to UBC’s vast suite of learning technologies.

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.

Gabriel Habayeb

Programmer Analyist
phone: 6048272137

I’m a web developer by trade, having studied at Wilfrid Laurier University. Originally from Mississauga, I moved to Vancouver just a couple months ago — the nature is stunning! Aside from working, I love to cook and drink (mostly coffee), and also am apart of the Army Reserves!

Clarence Ho

Programmer Analyst

John Hsu

Programmer Analyst 1

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

Project & Services Manager

Kalev coordinates various learning technology pilots, manages the Learning Technology Rover program centrally, and oversees a small team of support specialists who provide top-tier LT support as part of the LT Hub. He works closely with colleagues at UBC IT on the LT Hub initiative and to help manage the UBC learning eco-system.

Flo Kam

Support Analyst

Firas Moosvi

Learning Scientist
Firas joins the Learning Analytics project with a strong background in the scholarship of teaching and learning with a passion for creative experimental designs and data visualizations. Over the years, he has worked with faculty members across UBC exploring a diverse set of research questions. He is looking forward to engaging instructors across campus to deploy and evaluate the amazing tools the Analytics team has built. Firas is also a PhD candidate in the Department of Physics & Astronomy and is working on developing novel MR techniques to assess the efficacy of chemotherapies.

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.

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.

Alex Nam

Support Analyst
phone: 6048271582

Rachel Petrynko

Instructional Support Analyst

Rachel is the instructional support analyst for UBC Skylight. Within the Faculty of Science, she provides support and guidance to faculty members and staff in their use of Connect, Canvas, WeBWorK, and various other learning technologies. Rachel oversees the Learning Technology Rovers and Canvas Technology Rovers and is also interested in understanding how learning technologies can be used to expand educative dimensions, and ultimately facilitate and improve teaching and learning.

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.

Katie Schultz

Support Analyst
phone: 6048272386

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.

Max Serpa

Support Analyst
phone: 6048274329

Max assists with the University’s transition to its new course evaluation software and works with various units throughout the University to support the Student Evaluation of Teaching process. Excited about holistic systems and interdisciplinary collaboration, Max has a diverse background in education and post-secondary administration.

Paul Vallence

Support Analyst

Anne-Rae Vasquez

Program Administrator and 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 Environment Working Group and Community API working group. 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.