Contact Skylight

General Inquiries:

Skylight: 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
E: skylight@science.ubc.ca
F: 604.822.5558

The Skylight Team

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Jackie Stewart
Associate Dean, Academic

stewart@science.ubc.ca
604.822.2944

Jackie was a member of Skylight from 2005 to 2010 as an embedded education expert in the Department of Chemistry. She is happy to have returned to lead Skylight as part of her Associate Dean, Academic portfolio. In her Associate Dean role, Jackie is responsible for the Faculty of Science's curriculum process; administering programs, including Science One, First-Year Focus, Integrated Sciences, Cognitive Systems, SCIE 113, and Science 101; and managing teaching prize adjudication and teaching evaluations.  


Gülnur Birol, MSc, PhD
Director

birol@science.ubc.ca
604.827.3414

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

warcode@science.ubc.ca
604.822.4691

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.


Emma Davy
Science Education Specialist (SES)

edavy@chem.ubc.ca
604.822.4979

As a Science Education Specialist in the Department of Chemistry, Emma collaborates with and advises faculty members on pedagogical evolution using evidence-based, creative, and inclusive practices. Additionally, Emma works to support long-term projects in teaching and learning in chemistry. Current work involves support and assessment for both lecture- and laboratory-based courses as well as using technology to more effectively deliver courses.  


Manuel Dias
Educational Consultant, CTLT & Skylight

manuel.dias@ubc.ca
604.822.1378

Manuel facilitates professional development activities with a particular focus on the integration and implementation of learning technology in Science. He has a keen interest in instructional design and regularly consults with faculty to implement innovative practices or fully online or blended learning courses. Manuel is cross appointed between the Science Centre for Learning and Teaching (Skylight) and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT).


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

noureddine.elouazizi@science.ubc.ca
604.822.8591

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.


Jessica Garzke, PhD
Science Education Specialist (SES)

jessica.garzke@zoology.ubc.ca

As a Science Education Specialist within the Zoology Department, Jessica works with instructors to achieve their teaching and learning goals, to navigate through the process of pedagogical change, and to develop teaching and learning enhancement projects. She is particularly interested in making student learning inside and outside the classroom more effective, and improving the alignment between course-level and program-level learning outcomes. Current areas of work include renewal of course structures, assessing and improving the distribution of learning transferable skills in the Biology program, and assessing the effectiveness using evidence-based educational strategies in a first-year biology laboratory course.

 


Christine Goedhart, PhD
Science Education Specialist (SES)

christine.goedhart@botany.ubc.ca
604.822.0980

As a Science Education Specialist in the Botany department, Christine works with instructors to help them navigate the process of pedagogical change and develop personalized teaching philosophies and practices that are student-centered, inclusive, and evidence-based. She is also working collaboratively with others to improve communication, integration, implementation, and assessment of program-level learning outcomes and competencies.


Erica Jeffery, MSc
Science Education Specialist (SES)

jefferye@mail.ubc.ca

As a Life Sciences SES within the Zoology Department, Erica aims to empower graduate students, postdocs, and faculty to use evidence-based methods to achieve their teaching and learning goals. She is particularly interested in leveraging technology to make student learning inside and outside the classroom more effective, and in ways that instructors can efficiently collect and make use of data to inform their teaching practices. Her goals include supporting instructors in undertaking pedagogical projects, fostering connections within and between the department and the UBC teaching and learning community, and assessing and improving the alignment between course-level and program-level learning outcomes.


Stephan Koenig
Science Education Specialist (SES)

stephan.koenig@ubc.ca
604.822.4401

As the Science Education Specialist in the Computer Science Department, Stephan supports instructors with the migration to a new online assessment tool offering students the opportunity to practice with randomized questions for mastery learning and more flexibility when scheduling exams in a new computer-based testing facility. He focuses on the impact of learning technologies on student learning, well-being and inclusivity and how their implementation and course design should inform each other.


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David Loti
Learning Technologies Support Analyst

david.loti@ubc.ca

David supports learning technologies such as Canvas, WeBWorK, and Crowdmark and supervises Faculty of Science’s Learning Technology Rovers. Equipped with a Master of Educational Technology and experience as a support analyst in the LT Hub, David is interested in exploring how learning technologies impact pedagogy and learning.


Zohreh Moradi
Research Analyst

moradi@science.ubc.ca
604.822.2944

Zohreh is responsible for planning, implementing, and collaborating with faculty and staff on research and projects to explore and analyze data sets relevant to teaching and learning (including but not limited to learner demographics and performance data; course and project evaluation data; data relating to equity and inclusion, survey data, and other data extracted from other learning technologies). She also facilitates data access requests and liaises with units across campus.


Adele Ruosi
Science Education Specialist (SES)

aruosi@phas.ubc.ca
604.822.5527

As a Science Education Specialist jointly appointed with Skylight and the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Adele advises faculty instructors, including instructors in a paired-teaching arrangement, on pedagogical improvement, curriculum revisions, and assessment of teaching and learning effectiveness. She also works on a longitudinal tracking project to assess students' learning effectiveness and to identify their challenges in physics throughout their entire curriculum.


Amber Schroeder
Administrative and Communications Coordinator

amber.schroeder@science.ubc.ca
604.822.2749

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


Sarah Bean Sherman
Science Education Specialist (SES)

ssherman@eoas.ubc.ca
604.822.2821

As the Science Education Specialist in the Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) department, Sarah collaborates with faculty to incorporate evidence-based educational strategies in their courses. She conducts classroom observations, gives feedback to instructors, measures student learning and course experiences via surveys and other assessments, and helps to provide a teaching development experience. Current areas of development include investigating the potential benefits of pairing new and experienced instructors as a way of transferring best practices in teaching, assessing the spatial visualization skills of undergraduate students in EOAS, and helping to map the curriculum in EOAS.


Ashley Welsh, MA, PhD
Faculty Liaison

ashley.welsh@ubc.ca
604.822.2944

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.


Jenny Wong
Learning Technologies Support Analyst (On Leave)

jenny.wong@ubc.ca
604.822.0864

Jenny provides support and guidance to faculty and staff on the use of various learning technologies, such as Canvas, WebWork, and iClicker. She also oversees Skylight’s Learning Technology Rovers. Jenny is interested in exploring how learning technologies can be used to facilitate and improve teaching and learning experiences.


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Gaitri Yapa, PhD
Science Education Specialist (SES)

gyapa@mail.ubc.ca

As the Science Education Specialist in the Department of Mathematics, Gaitri provides support and guidance to faculty, graduate teaching instructors, and teaching assistants on pedagogical improvement (practices that are student-centered, inclusive, and evidence-based), the use of various learning/assessment technologies (such as Canvas, WeBWorK, iClicker, Qualtrics, H5P, Edpuzzle), and assessment of teaching and learning effectiveness. Current areas of work include assisting to increase small group (peer) instruction and student engagement, gathering and analyzing student/instructor experience feedback, and improving student study skills.

 


Maï Yasué, PhD
Equity Strategist, Science

mai.yasue@ubc.ca

Maï works with students, instructors, and staff across UBC Science to help embed inclusive learning environments for students. She is cross-appointed to Skylight and the Equity & Inclusion Office, and she supports the Student Diversity Initiative @ Science, Inclusive Teaching @ UBC, and the Inclusion Action Plan. Maï welcomes questions about and suggestions for incorporating equity, diversity, and inclusive practices in science courses and programs, and hopes to build greater collaboration across UBC Science departments to increase capacity for EDI support.


Michael Zhang
Support Analyst I

michael.zhang@ubc.ca

As a Support Analyst I, Michael provides a wide range of technical and hands-on support for a number of LT projects at Science. He is a full-stack web developer by training, with an advanced, client-oriented approach to service and support. Michael is interested in exploring and integrating new technologies to improve online teaching and learning experiences for instructors and students.


UBC Science Learning Technology Rovers

Henry Ting

henry.ting@ubc.ca

Henry Ting is a Co-op student who has just completed their third year in Environmental Engineering. One of his interests is understanding how different technological applications can be used to supplement our learning inside and outside the classroom. When he’s not sitting behind his computer, you’ll find him either on a badminton court or in bed napping.

Nicole Wang

wang.nicole@ubc.ca

Nicole Wang is a Co-op student studying Cognitive Systems in the Cognition and Brain stream. She is interested in learning more about learning technologies, and exploring how technology can be successfully used to help support the learning process for both faculty and students. She looks forward to assisting faculty and staff since helping people is something she really values. In her free time, she loves baking, spending time with friends, and taking long naps.

Shereen Lim

shereen.lim@ubc.ca

Shereen Lim is a Co-op student majoring in Geophysics. Her interests include science education and outreach, teaching and helping others, and seeing how different learning technologies can support and supplement both faculty members' and students' learning. Outside of work, you can find her biking around campus, walking along beaches, or exploring nature.

Previous Rovers and Junior Support Analysts


Past Skylight Team Members

  • Sara Harris (Associate Dean, Academic)
  • Toren Darby
  • Erika Borys
  • Eric Jandciu
  • Jeanette Leeuwner
  • Matthew Coles
  • Jaclyn Dee
  • Alice Campbell
  • Naoko Hawkins
  • Rachel Petrynko
  • Kathleen (Katie) Foote
  • Caitlin Donnelly
  • Ian Cavers (Associate Dean, Academic and founding member of Skylight)
  • Kalev Hunt
  • 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
  • Alex Tsonis (née Moxin)