Jaclyn (Jackie) Stewart is an Associate Professor of Teaching in the Department of Chemistry and the Deputy Academic Director of the CTLT. She specializes in teaching general chemistry, organic chemistry, and science communication. As an educational psychologist, her research interests span the areas of self-regulated learning and emotions, assessment, and inclusion. She is passionate about helping students learn to use research-tested study strategies and supporting faculty to adopt evidence–based instructional methods. Jackie’s work has been generously supported by the SoTL seed program, TLEF, the Equity and Inclusion Scholars Program, Skylight (development grants), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
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.
Trish provides research and evaluation support for teaching and learning projects across campus, and assists in the co-ordination of the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. In this role she aids with project design, implementation of evaluation plans, and data analyses; as well as co-hosting relevant workshops (i.e., inclusive survey design). Trish has a PhD in Cognitive Psychology where she studied how different learning environments influence attention and retention.
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. Paulina has held various research positions at UBC including work with the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, the Centre for Community Engaged Learning, and Skylight (UBC). She is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Educational Studies at UBC.
Zarah is a PhD student in the Measurement, Evaluation & Research Methodology (MERM) program at UBC in the Adult Development & Psychometrics Lab. Zarah has many years’ experience conducting research and evaluation studies across domains notably in cognitive neuroscience (human learning & memory systems), cognitive psychology (thinking and reasoning), higher education, medical education (development of expertise) and psychiatry (mental health & addictions) using diverse methodologies. She received her Master’s training in Neuroscience from McGill University. Until recently she worked at the Wilson Centre for Health Professions Education Research at University Health Network and at the University of Toronto where she applied her training in cognition and learning to advance research on the development of expertise and how to train current and future physicians to be able to deal with complexity and comorbidity in practice as part of a health system initiative called the Medical Psychiatry Alliance in Ontario. She is excited to continue to use cognitive and learning theories as well as putting into practice ongoing training in measurement/psychometrics to contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning across faculties and disciplines at UBC.
Siyi is a PhD student in Educational Studies in the Faculty of Education at UBC. Siyi has ample academic and professional experience in higher education and student development. Her research interest lies in student agency, higher education internationalization, and global migration, particularly concerning the concepts of global citizenship and fluid identities. Prior to joining UBC, Siyi worked at New York University in Shanghai where she applied her training to advance co-curricular education and student engagement activities among a diverse student population. Through her research and practice, she hopes to promote ethical higher education in response to societal and global changes. Siyi received her two bachelors in English and Sociology from East China Normal University, and her M.A. in Pacific & Asian Studies from University of Victoria in Canada.
Leilani is currently a PhD student in psychology at the University of British Columbia, and studies social attention, mind wandering, and self-determination in autistic individuals. She received a Master’s in cognitive science from UBC, and a Master’s in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. Prior to her studies at UBC, Leilani worked as a behavior interventionist for children and adolescents with varying learning disabilities, and a behavioral coach in programs that provided social skills training. Through her research, Leilani hopes to help autistic individuals achieve their personal, academic, and professional goals.
Marissa is a Masters student in School and Applied Child Psychology. She has a keen interest in self-regulation and the role it plays in social and emotional development. Through her research, she hopes to help support teachers in fostering an environment that builds on children’s self-regulation abilities. Marissa received her B.A. in Psychology at Western University in London, Ontario. Throughout her education, she spent several years in different research labs where she developed a strong background in various research methodologies. Apart from academia, she has worked in the field as both a crisis support worker and a drug and addiction outreach worker.
Matty is a PhD student in Human Development, Learning, and Culture. Her research interests include critical thinking and inquiry-based learning in the science classroom. Prior to joining ISoTL, she worked as a research associate for a non-profit organization, where she conducted quantitative research to investigate the impact of a literacy-based program on student learning outcomes. She received her B.A in psychology from Whitman College and her M.A in Cognitive Studies in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Yue is a Ph.D. student in Measurement, Evaluation & Research Methodology (MERM) at the Faculty of Education. She is interested in conducting educational research in scientific research methodologies, intending to make learning and teaching better experiences for learners and teachers, and to improve overall education practices. Before joining ISoTL, her research work included investigations of the entrepreneurial intentions of young Chinese returnees, the satisfaction of vocational school graduates, and more. She received her B.A in Education and M.A in Curriculum and Teaching from Zhejiang University, China.
Trinh is a current Masters student in Adult Learning and Education. She graduated the Bachelor of Commerce from the Australian RMIT University in Vietnam in 2007 and then the MBA from the University of Hawaii in 2016. Her business background is contributed with over eight years working as a market research specialist and business development manager. Trinh wishes to combine the tools in Education and Business Administration to embrace people development and human resource management in organizations. Trinh is also one of the project leaders in the UBC Community Leadership Program 2017.
Natasha is a PhD candidate in the Cognitive Science area of the Psychology Department at UBC. Her research focuses on the cognitive processes underlying how we make quick, holistic decisions. She is passionate about pedagogy and interdisciplinary collaboration, and about integrating her love of research and of teaching through the SoTL team.
Scott is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at UBC. Prior to his doctoral studies, Scott enjoyed sixteen years as a secondary teacher in Vancouver, where he has also been a youth soccer coach for over thirty years. His research interests include teacher autonomy and the dynamics of curricular relationships as well as mentoring and teacher education, within the scope of qualitative methodologies.
Xinke is an MA student in Human Development, Learning, and Culture at the Faculty of Education, with a specialization in self-regulated learning. Before coming to Canada, Xinke completed her Bachelor’s degree in pedagogy at Beijing Normal University in China. For her research engagement at UBC, Xinke strives to understand how students can thrive as self-regulating learners through thoughtful, engaging, and transformative instructional design and pedagogical support. Her research interests also include self-authorship, mindfulness, and social and emotional learning. Xinke hopes to bring her research specialty in fostering rich, active forms of teaching and learning as well as her passion for bridging the gap between theory/research of educational psychology and authentic teaching practice to the SoTL position. In her role as a youth educator, Xinke enjoys facilitating workshops on mindfulness for teenagers in elementary and secondary schools across the Lower Mainland area.
Teija is a current master’s student in School and Applied Child Psychology at UBC. Her research focuses on understanding school service satisfaction and advocacy experiences of parents who have a child on the autism spectrum. Teija received her B.A. in Psychology at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. She continued at the university to work as a Research Assistant where she developed knowledge on Patient-Oriented Research as well as child and youth mental health service use. She brings a keen interest on better understanding key stakeholder perspectives and integrating experiences in the examination of learning outcomes to her role on the ISoTL team.