Contact Skylight

General inquiries:

Skylight: The Science Centre for Learning and Teaching
Faculty of Science, Office of the Dean

Earth Sciences Building
2178-2207 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z4


T: 604.822.9846
F: 604.822.5558

The Skylight Team

Ian Cavers
Associate Dean, Academic

Ian is responsible for the Faculty of Science's curriculum process; administering programs, including Science Co-op, Science One, Coordinated Science Program, Integrated Science Program, Science 101; managing Skylight; administering the Science Killam Teaching Prizes and GTA Teaching Awards; facilitating First Nations initiatives; adjudicating academic appeals.

Sara Harris
Associate Dean, Academic

Sara is responsible for the Faculty of Science's curriculum process; administering programs, including Science One, Coordinated Science Program, Integrated Science Program, Science 101; managing Skylight; administering the Science Killam Teaching Prizes and GTA Teaching Awards; facilitating First Nations initiatives; adjudicating academic appeals.

Gülnur Birol, MSc, PhD

Gülnur is responsible for providing strategic leadership and vision in planning and delivery of Faculty of Science-wide teaching and learning initiatives; and for managing the ongoing operations of Skylight to advance science and mathematics education through evidence-based practices and scholarship of teaching and learning.

Warren Code, MSc, PhD
Associate Director, Special Initiatives

Warren leads, advises and assists in planning, research/evaluation and management for a range of teaching and learning projects across the Faculty of Science, with a particular focus on the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative and related UBC initiatives. Warren is responsible for advising and professional development for department-based teaching and learning fellows, evaluating impact on students and faculty, and connecting (via correspondence and on-campus visits) with people from UBC and other institutions interested in the accomplishments in teaching and learning within the Faculty of Science.

Erika Borys
Administrative Support

Erika provides Skylight and its team with administrative support. She arranges and attends meetings, coordinates events, and responds to general enquiries. Erika also helps with drafting and editing a variety of documents, email announcements, surveys, and website content.

Alice Campbell, MA, MET
Instructional Designer

Alice provides pedagogical support to faculty to enhance their teaching and learning practices in face-to-face, blended and online learning environments. She works collaboratively with faculty to design and implement evaluation tools to help inform pedagogical decisions, advises on instructional design best practices, and supports faculty in developing well-aligned teaching and classroom assessment materials. Alice is jointly appointed with SCIE 113, the first-year seminar in science, where she supports the development and evaluation of learning materials and is involved in TA professional development.    

Matt Coles, PhD
Science Education Specialist (SES)

Embedded in the Mathematics Department, Matt provides support for graduate students, postdocs, and faculty who wish to improve their teaching philosophy and practice. He is interested in understanding how mathematicians learn to teach and aspires to implement programs that impact the attitudes towards and uptake of evidenced based teaching. In particular, Matt runs professional development workshops, orchestrates peer reviews of teaching, and consults with faculty in charge of large multi-section courses to implement modern pedagogical techniques. [more]

Noureddine Elouazizi, MSc, MPhil, PhD
Learning Technology Strategist and Skylight LT team lead

Noureddine is responsible for providing the strategic leadership to manage the learning technologies ecosystem at the Faculty of Science. He leads the Skylight-Learning Technology team (Skylight-LT) to provide Learning Technologies services, which include: (i) management of the LT-Ecosystem operations at the Faculty of Science, (ii) consulting faculty members and other stakeholders on the feasibility, integration, design and sustainability of LT-pedagogies and solutions, and (iii) collaborating and engaging with Science faculty in LT-mediated pedagogy’ s evaluation, innovation and research.

Kalev Hunt
Instructional Technologies Analyst

Kalev, as the operations lead for Skylight's Learning Technologies team, 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. He also oversees the Learning Technology Rovers initiative for Science and represents the Faculty in cross-campus initiatives such as the LTE Renewal project.

Eric Jandciu, MSc, MJ
Strategist, Teaching & Learning Initiatives

Eric leads and supports teaching and learning projects within the Faculty of Science. Working with faculty, educational technologists and students he is involved with the design, implementation, revision and evaluation of new courses, such as Communicating Science (SCIE 300), Topics in Sustainability Science (SCIE 120) and Introduction to Sustainability (SCIE 220). Eric also frequently consults with faculty on implementing communication skills instruction into science courses and holds training workshops on this topic. [more]

Ashley Welsh, MA, PhD
Faculty Liaison

As the Faculty Liaison, Ashley advises and supports faculty and graduate students with the development and evaluation of teaching and learning enhancement projects. She also contributes to curriculum and course development, professional development services, and the development of the Faculty-wide undergraduate student learning outcomes. Ashley is cross appointed between the Science Centre for Learning and Teaching (Skylight) and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) as a means to improve collaboration among these groups and to enrich the scholarship of teaching and learning occurring within the Faculty of Science.

UBC Science Learning Technology Rovers

Peter Mitchell

Peter is an Applied Science co-op student studying Electrical Engineering. He is interested in electric vehicles and developing Android apps. His favourite part of the job is improving the use of learning technologies at UBC and assisting instructors with various technical issues they may encounter. He also enjoys exploring and testing new learning tools that are not currently used at UBC.

Caitlin Young

Caitlin is a student in the B+MM program at UBC studying Creative Writing, English, and Commerce. As an LTR, she enjoys helping faculty members, learning about different technologies, and collaborating with fellow LTRs.

Daniel Li

Daniel is an Electrical Engineering student in the Co-op Program. His interests include nano-technology, dance and front-end website development. Working with faculty members and staff in a supporting role is his favourite part of the job. In addition, he enjoys the collaborative work with his peers in the LTR role and hopes to employ his skills in LT projects.

Alan Zhang

Alan is an Arts co-op student studying Economics and Statistics. His favourite part of the job is being able to learn how to use new technologies. In his spare time, he likes to learn boxing, watch shows on Netflix, and play board games.

Previous UBC Science Learning Technology Rovers

Past Skylight Team Members

  • Alena Proskuryakova
  • Gillian Gerhard (CTLT)
  • Mark Gammon (University of Colorado, Boulder)
  • Marina Milner-Bolotin (Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education)
  • France Gagnon
  • Andrea Han (CTLT)
  • Dilek Kayaalp
  • Djun Kim
  • Jack Lee
  • Cyprien Lomas (Assistant Dean, Learning Tech, Land and Food Systems)
  • Leah Macfadyen (Arts ISIT)
  • Vicky Mok
  • Joanne Nakonechny
  • Daryl Smith
  • Jackie Stewart (Chemistry)
  • Alex Tsonis (née Moxin)