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Teaching and Learning Specialists

  • Instructional advice including curriculum development, assessment design and student-centred teaching strategies
  • Help with designing courses with Indigenization and internationalization elements at the core and in alignment with UFV’s Integrated Strategic Plan.
  • One-to-one, group, or departmental consultation are all possible

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  • Help with enhancing your course’s design and delivery, whether it’s teaching in a hybrid classroom or double-checking the accuracy of your grade center.
  • Ongoing professional development workshops on educational tools and how to best use these tools for learning.
  • One-to-one, group and departmental consultations are all possible

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Teaching & Learning Specialists


Claire Hay, Teaching and Learning Specialist

Teaching strategiesCurriculum development

Claire specializes in teaching strategies and curriculum development.


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Lorna Andrews, Teaching and Learning Specialist - Indigenization


Lorna assists and supports faculty and staff by building relationships while supporting indigenization and reconciliation efforts in the world of academia from an Aboriginal perspective.

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Victoria Surtees, Teaching & Learning Specialist


Victoria specializes in culturally and linguistically inclusive pedagogy, including support for multilingual and international students.

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Michelle Johnson, Educational Developer

Digital pedagogyBlackboard basics

Michelle is dedicated to building a support network which assists faculty in navigating the ever-changing environment of educational technology.


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Learning Designers


Ken Harmel, Learning Designer / Team Lead

Blackboard basicsTech tools for teaching

Ken helps develop an understanding of the demands on students and their challenges and shares information and ideas with faculty who visit the Teaching and Learning Centre.


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Soowook Kim, Learning Designer

Blackboard basicsTech tools for teaching

Soowook enjoys helping faculty improving their technology skills, thereby enhancing their online-based teaching and learning.


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Katherine Kohler, Learning Designer

Blackboard basicsTech tools for teaching

Katherine has a background in teaching and leading professional development workshops to teachers within the International Baccalaureate Organization. She has been teaching Film and Media for the past 6 years and previously has worked in the field of web design and project management.

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Dulmini Wathugala, Learning Designer

Blackboard basicsTech tools for teaching

Dulmini defines herself as a researcher, creative communicator and a facilitator of learning. During her PhD in Molecular Microbiology and later as a postdoctoral associate at the University of Calgary, she realized that most of her dopamine spikes lie within her roles as a facilitator of teaching and learning.

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Rhonda Darbyson, Learning Designer

Blackboard basicsTech tools for teaching

Rhonda brings a unique perspective to online course development and design as both an online instructor and student. Her passion is in designing courses and implementing technology that are simple and straightforward while engaging students to promote enriched learning opportunities. Rhonda has developed online and face-to-face curricula for private and public institutions ranging from heavy-duty equipment operation, to aquaponics, to bookkeeping and office administration courses.

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