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Our Team 

Catalyst, Collaborator, Connector, Communicator and Coordinator 

Members of our team would be pleased to hear from you! Our general email address is tlcommons@kpu.ca 

Stephanie Chu

Stephanie T.L. Chu, PhD | Vice Provost, Teaching & Learning
Contact: stephanie.chu@kpu.ca | 604.599.3447  | 604.842.4023(c)
Office: Arbutus 2412, KPU Surrey

Stephanie provides leadership on KPU's teaching, learning and scholarship directions and related supports for KPU educators and programs. She values hearing from and working with the University community to elevate students' learning experiences and to further advance educators' teaching practices and faculty development - recognising the important synergies between teaching, learning and scholarship in an academic's life. See KPU's Teaching, Learning & Scholarship Strategy & Action plan

Gina Buchanan

Gina Buchanan, MEd, EdD (Cand.) | Senior Manager, Educational Development
Contact: gina.buchanan@kpu.ca | 604.599.2758 | 604.362.8137 (c)
Office: Arbutus 2416, KPU Surrey
Biography

Gina’s role is to collaborate with staff, faculty and administration to facilitate the development of teaching and learning excellence within the KPU community. In addition to the design, development and provision of information, resources and development opportunities for faculty and instructional staff (including workshops and other learning opportunities), Gina is also available for and interested in individual, group and departmental/faculty consultations and collaborations. Consultations info. 

Leeann Waddington

Leeann Waddington, RN, MS | Manager, Learning Technology & Educational Media
Contact: leeann.waddington@kpu.ca | 604.599.2114 | 604.316.3223(c)
Office: Arbutus 2414, KPU Surrey

In addition to leading the Learning Technologies team, Leeann's area of focus is technology in the classroom and hybrid learning environments. If you are considering moving some of your face-to-face course online, would like to engage students in the classroom with technology or need support with online program design she looks forward to supporting your needs. Consultations info. 

Katherine Boleszczuk

Katherine Boleszczuk (ON LEAVE) | Administrative Manager
Contact: tlcommons@kpu.ca 

 

Radka Quigley (ON LEAVE)| Communications & Events Specialist
Contact: tlcommons@kpu.ca 

 

Learning Technology

Junsong

Junsong (Jun) Zhang, MEd, MDM | Teaching & Learning Technologies Strategist
Contact: junsong.zhang@kpu.ca | 604.599.5463
Office: Arbutus 2400, KPU Surrey

Jun develops learning technology training and consults with faculty on the interface between technology and pedagogy.

Robin Leung

Robin Leung, BBA | Educational Media Strategist
Contact: robin.leung@kpu.ca | 604.599.2168
Office: Arbutus 2400, KPU Surrey

Robin oversees KPU's educational media tool portfolio and supports faculty in the development of educational media.

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Mustafa Mohammed | Learning Technology Support Analyst
Contact: mustafa.mohammed@kpu.ca | 604.599.2125
Office: Arbutus 2400, KPU Surrey

Mustafa supports faculty with their Moodle and Mahara development needs.

Educational Consultants

The role of an Educational Consultant is intended to support the professional development of KPU educators and the activities and efforts of the Teaching and Learning Commons. They are available for consultations and will work with programs/departments on focused PD workshops.

Kristie Dukewich

Kristie Dukewich, PhD | Educational Consultant, Curriculum, Assessment & UDL (25%)
Contact: kristie.dukewich@kpu.ca

Kristie has a variety of educational development experience and skills, including curriculum development, program assessment, and instructional design. Kristie’s portfolio includes a special emphasis on designing assessments and Universal Design for Learning. She is available for one-on-one consultations with faculty or support and facilitation for departments and programs.

Lesley McCannell

Lesley McCannell, MBA | Educational Consultant, ePortfolios (25%) and Internationalization (25%)
Contact: lesley.mccannell@kpu.ca | 604.599.2168
Office: Arbutus 2400, KPU Surrey

Lesley supports faculty with incorporating ePortfolios into programs and courses. She offers Learning with ePortfolio workshops each semester which provides an introduction to ePortfolio learning, a chance to experiment with the technology and guidance in incorporating ePortfolios into the curriculum. Lesley also provides consultations for individuals and maintains a resource site and community of practice for Faculty.

Lesley also supports faculty with creating a culture of inclusion by supporting the development of intercultural capacities and incorporating inclusive pedagogies.

Christina Page

Christina Page, MA | Educational Consultant, Diversity & Inclusion  (25%)
Contact: christina.page@kpu.ca

Christina is working on the professional development of faculty in their efforts to respond to an increasingly diverse student body by designing culturally responsive and inclusive learning environments and incorporating universal design for learning principles and practices.

 

Adam Vincent | Educational Consultant, Advanced Teaching Practices  (25%)
Contact: adam.vincent@kpu.ca

Adam is available to work with faculty on their ongoing professional development by equipping educators with skills and knowledge to further develop their teaching expertise with particular attention to active learning, technical pedagogy and innovation.

Kaitlin Kozlowski

Kaitlin Kozlowski, RN MSc. | Educational Consultant, Teaching with Technology  (50%)
Contact: kaitlin.kozlowski@kpu.ca

Kaitlin is available to work with faculty and instructors with the adoption, utilization and expansion of technology for teaching and learning.

Teaching Fellows

The Teaching Fellows support and advance the quality of our teaching and learning at KPU by supporting educators through consultations, sessions and developing resources. Focus areas align with key priorities in our Academic Plan.


Nancy Norman

Nancy Norman, PhD | Teaching Fellow, K-12 Transformations (25%)
Contact: nancy.norman@kpu.ca | 604.599.2920

Nancy is available to consult on upcoming and extensive changes to the K-12 curriculum and what to expect with incoming students. She facilitates conversations, field trips and generally brings faculty together for dialogue and exchanges of experiences. 

David Burns

David P. Burns, PhD | Teaching Fellow, K-12 Transformations (25%)
Contact: david.burns@kpu.ca | 604.599.2856

Also another person KPU educators can contact about the K-12 changes, he also partners with Surrey Schools to provide concrete examples of the kind of work produced in the new curriculum. In addition to these examples, he produces explanatory resources about how KPU can prepare for this shift in educational practice. He is available to consult on the ways in which the new K-12 curriculum can be built on in KPU classrooms, the key changes KPU needs to be ready for, and the pedagogical experience the new BC grade 12 graduate will expect.

Larissa Petrillo
 

Larissa Petrillo, PhD | Teaching Fellow, Experiential Education & Community Engagement (50%)
Contact: larissa.petrillo@kpu.ca| 604.599.2312  | Experiential Learning Website (kpu.ca/experiential)

Larissa is available to consult with faculty and instructors to realize KPU’s polytechnic mandate through the expansion and enhancement of experiential learning opportunities and to establish a network/community of practice, resources and plan to sustain Experiential Learning at KPU. Specifically, she will:

  1. Provide consultation, support, resources and training to educators and programs to design, implement and evaluate (e.g. through scholarly inquiry) new or advanced experiential learning opportunities and initiatives.
  2. Initiate systems for showcasing common interests, projects, and deliverables.
  3. Connect, communicate and celebrate experiential learning at KPU (both internally and externally).
  4. In collaboration with the Vice Provost, establish strategic directions and a plan for experiential learning and related community engagement for KPU.

Thank you to Farhad Dastur, PhD for his leadership and collaboration as Teaching Fellow, Experiential Learning from January to December 2018.