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TLS staff form a team consisting of academic, professional, administrative staff and student assistants. TLS collaborates on a variety of teaching and learning initiatives with faculty members in academic departments University-wide, and with other members of the University community who provide instructional support to faculty, such as Content and Collaboration Solutions and the Library.


Laura Winer

Dr. Laura Winer

Director
Tel: (514) 398-4232
laura [dot] winer [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Bio

Dr. Laura Winer (PhD, Educational Technology) is the Director of Teaching and Learning Services at McGill. Her dossiers include course evaluations, graduate education initiatives, the appropriate and effective use of technology in teaching and learning, MOOCs, and policy development.

Before coming to TLS she was in the Office of the Provost, as Special Advisor to the Provost. She also spent four years in the Office of the CIO as the Senior Educational Technologist and began her career at McGill in 1999 in the Centre for University Teaching and Learning, the precursor to TLS. She has taught in the Faculties of Education at McGill, Université de Montréal and Concordia University, conducted research on educational and training applications of information and communications technology, most recently in the field of medical education, and published and presented nationally and internationally on faculty development issues and integrating ICT into teaching and learning.

Mariela Tovar

Dr. Mariela Tovar

Senior Academic Associate
Tel: (514) 398-5996
mariela [dot] tovar [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Marcy Slapcoff

Marcy Slapcoff

Senior Academic Associate
Tel: (514) 398-3024
marcy [dot] slapcoff [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Adam Finkelstein

Adam Finkelstein

Academic Associate
Tel: (514) 398-1766
adam [dot] finkelstein [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Bio

Adam Finkelstein is currently an Educational Developer at Teaching and Learning Services at McGill University where his dossier includes the design of new teaching and learning environments, teaching and learning spaces, the use of technology in teaching and learning, enhancing student engagement with the use of clicker technology and other course design and teaching initiatives.

Before coming to TLS, Adam was the Manager of Educational Technologies in IT Services where he managed a team of instructional designers and multimedia programmers. He has developed many different types of award winning technology-enhanced teaching and learning projects for McGill including multimedia CD-ROMs, learning objects, simulations, and other on-line environments. He was also one of the leads managing the implementation and use of McGill’s Learning Management System and associated on-line technologies over the last 10 years.

Adam is also a Doctoral candidate in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology in the Faculty of Education at McGill University. His area of research interest includes the impact of teaching and learning spaces on the thinking, planning and actions of instructors.

Maria Orjuela-Laverde

Dr. Maria Orjuela-Laverde

Academic Associate
Tel: (514) 398-5704
maria [dot] orjuela-laverde [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Jennie Ferris

Jennie Ferris

Teaching and Learning Planner
Tel: (514) 398-3374
jennie [dot] ferris [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Bio

Jennie Ferris joined TLS in 2009. As a Teaching and Learning Planner, her interests include teaching and learning spaces, program-level curricular initiatives (e.g. the Law Teaching Network), learning communities, and the development and synthesis of resources to support instructors in their teaching. Jennie is also a doctoral student in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill.

David Syncox

David Syncox

Graduate Education Officer
Tel: (514) 398-6750
david [dot] syncox [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Sandrine Hoindo-Donkpegan

Sandrine Hoindo-Donkpegan

Administrator, HR & Finance
Tel: (514) 398-6650
sandrine [dot] hoindo [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Eva Dobler

Eva Dobler 

Project Officer
Tel: (514) 398-4811
eva [dot] dobler [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Justin Fletcher

Justin Fletcher

Learning Technology Consultant
Tel: (514) 398-2195
justin [dot] fletcher [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Diane Maratta

Diane Maratta

Learning Technology Consultant
Tel: (514) 398-1311
diana [dot] maratta [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Effi Kaoukis

Effi Kaoukis (on leave)

Learning Technology Consultant
Tel: (514) 398-2195
effi [dot] kaoukis [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Mariette Xenopoulos (on leave)

Learning Technology Consultant
Tel: (514) 398-1311
mariette [dot] xenopoulos [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Nancy St-Pierre

Nancy St-Pierre

Senior Administrative Coordinator
Tel: (514) 398-5939
nancy [dot] stpierre2 [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Mary-Jo Rahal

Mary-Jo Rahal  

Senior Administrative Coordinator
Tel: (514) 398-5087
mary-jo [dot] rahal [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Frank Roop

Frank Roop

Video Producer
McGillX Project
Tel: (514) 398-7312
frank [dot] roop [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Claire Walker

Claire Walker

Online Course Designer
McGillX Project
Tel: (514) 398-5050
claire [dot] walker [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Anita Nowak

Anita Nowak

Senior Project Manager
McGillX Project
Tel: (514) 398-3896
anita [dot] nowak [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Bio

Anita currently serves TLS as Director of Operations for the Social Learning for Social Impact MOOC (a massive open online course). She also teaches Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation at the Desautels Faculty of Management.

In 2014, she served The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation as an advisor to RECODE, an initiative to help scale social innovation at colleges and universities across Canada and she is currently acting as a pedagogical advisor to the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation for their inaugural Public Leadership Program (to be launched fall, 2015).

In 2012-13, Anita was the founding Integrating Director of the Social Economy Initiative and was responsible for integrating social entrepreneurship and social innovation into the Desautels Faculty of Management’s teaching, research and outreach.

Anita believes empathy is the most positively disruptive force on the planet – but only when it leads to Empathic Action – an idea that informs all her teaching, writing, coaching, consulting and public speaking (see PINC2015 & TEDxMontrealWomen). She is currently writing her first book The Power of Empathy.

Anita Parmar

Strategy Advisor, McGill STEM Network
Tel: (514) 398-2613
anita [dot] parmar [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Alexander Steeves-Fuentes

Alexander Steeves-Fuentes

Courseware Developer
McGillX Project
alexander [dot] steeves-fuentes [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

 

 

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