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Teaching and Learning Specialists

  • Instructional advice including curriculum development, assessment design and student-centred teaching strategies
  • Help with designing courses with Indigenization and internationalization elements at the core and in alignment with UFV’s Integrated Strategic Plan.
  • One-to-one, group, or departmental consultation are all possible

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  • Help with enhancing your course’s design and delivery, whether it’s teaching in a hybrid classroom or double-checking the accuracy of your grade center.
  • Ongoing professional development workshops on educational tools and how to best use these tools for learning.
  • One-to-one, group and departmental consultations are all possible

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Teaching & Learning Specialists


Claire Hay, Teaching and Learning Specialist

Teaching strategiesCurriculum development

Claire specializes in teaching strategies and curriculum development.


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Lorna Andrews, Teaching and Learning Specialist - Indigenization


Lorna assists and supports faculty and staff by building relationships while supporting indigenization and reconciliation efforts in the world of academia from an Aboriginal perspective.

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Victoria Surtees, Teaching & Learning Specialist


Victoria specializes in culturally and linguistically inclusive pedagogy, including support for multilingual and international students.

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Michelle Johnson, Educational Developer

Digital pedagogyBlackboard basics

Michelle is dedicated to building a support network which assists faculty in navigating the ever-changing environment of educational technology.


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Learning Designers


Soowook Kim, Learning Designer

Blackboard basicsTech tools for teaching

Soowook enjoys helping faculty improving their technology skills, thereby enhancing their online-based teaching and learning.


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Rhonda Darbyson, Learning Designer

Blackboard basicsTech tools for teaching

Rhonda brings a unique perspective to online course development and design as both an online instructor and student. Her passion is in designing courses and implementing technology that are simple and straightforward while engaging students to promote enriched learning opportunities. Rhonda has developed online and face-to-face curricula for private and public institutions ranging from heavy-duty equipment operation, to aquaponics, to bookkeeping and office administration courses.

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Courtney Boisvert, Learning Designer

Blackboard basicsTech tools for teaching

Courtney Boisvert holds a Masters degree in Educational Technology from Memorial University, a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from UFV and a Provincial Instructors diploma from Vancouver Community College. She has been teaching computer skills at UFV for 10 years and has a passion for curriculum development. She has experience in the English Language Studies department as well as the Upgrading and University Preparation department at UFV.

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Fizza Haider, Learning Designer

Blackboard basicsTech tools for teaching

Fizza Haider is a post-secondary educational professional with 5+ years of experience instructing students and supporting their access to learning. Her professional philosophy centers on designing environments and experiences in which students with a range of abilities and interests can meaningfully participate. She has demonstrated skill and success in these areas through a multi-disciplinary team process of consultation and collaboration with students, faculty, staff, and external campus and community partners. Having a Masters (MA) in Educational Psychology, she has drawn upon her understanding of evidence-based instructional strategies and frameworks such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL), the POUR framework for accessible design, and the Multimedia Learning Theory (MMLT) to develop training workshops and resources for diverse audiences including educators, educational technology specialists, and instructional designers, guiding them in the practical application of these theoretical principles to lesson and course planning. Most recently, she has worked as a Learning Experience Designer – Accessibility at the University of Victoria.

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