Christina Hendricks provides academic leadership to CTLT to help guide the centre in supporting development, delivery and evaluation of outstanding teaching and learning across all Faculties and units and UBC. In addition, she holds a faculty position as Professor of Teaching in the Department of Philosophy, where she also teaches courses and contributes to teaching and learning initiatives in the department. She is also currently a Board member of the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT) and facilitates AAPT workshops for graduate students and faculty in teaching and learning philosophy.
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.
Bruce is a PhD student in the faculty of education with a research focus on ethics. Prior to joining ISoTL he acted as an educator at the University of Victoria to improve experiential learning programs. He has served as a researcher and program developer in social services sector. His interest and work on Michel Foucault focuses on historical identity and formation of subjectivity in the context of education and political economy.
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.
[Currently on leave until April 2021]
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.
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.
Gerald is a Ph.D. student in the UBC Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education. His research explores how data visualization, modeling, and multimedia can address “Threshold Concept-Based learning and teaching” in physics and its role in rural schools in the Philippines and Canada. His passion for integrating innovative educational technology in teaching science started during his teaching in a private high school for girls in the Philippines, masters studies at Okayama University, Japan, and employment at Accenture-Microsoft. You might find him swimming, playing basketball, cooking or just walking along Main Mall when he is not doing research or teaching assistantship.
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.