Who we are

Our teams

Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) is made up of dedicated people with diverse skills, working across our various focus areas. In addition to our academic, professional, and support staff, we are supported by student assistants.



Our people

Laura WinerLaura Winer, PhD
Director, Teaching and Learning Services
laura.winer [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


Administration and Communications

The Administration and Communications teams are involved in many strategic and University-wide initiatives, and provide support and oversight for TLS.


Sandrine Hoindo-Donkpegan,Sandrine Hoindo-Donkpegan, MBA (she/her/elle)
Finance and Administration Manager
sandrine.hoindo [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


Catherine DupressoirCatherine Dupressoir, MMus

(on leave)
Administrative Coordinator
catherine.dupressoir [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


Nancy St-PierreNancy St-Pierre
Program Supervisor
nancy.stpierre2 [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


Linda VarekampLinda Varekamp, MSc
Communications Officer
linda.varekamp [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


Faculty Partnerships

TLS has strategic partnerships to support teaching and learning development with the Faculties of Engineering, Science, and the Desautels Faculty of Management. Learn more about our faculty partnerships.


Katie KotarKatie Kotar, PhD
Academic Associate, Desautels Faculty of Management
katie.kotar [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


Leigh KoreyLeigh Korey, PhD
(on leave)

Academic Associate, Desautels Faculty of Management
leigh.korey [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


Amanda SaxeAmanda Saxe, PhD
Academic Associate, Faculty of Engineering
amanda.saxe [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


Marcy SlapcoffMarcy Slapcoff
Senior Academic Associate; Director, Office of Science Education
marcy.slapcoff [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


Angela GuadagnoAngela Guadagno, PhD
Academic Associate, Desautels Faculty of Management
angela.guadagno [at] mcgill.ca (Email)



Faculty and Teaching Development

The Faculty and Teaching Development team provides McGill instructors with professional development, and guidance and support with course design, including effective teaching and assessment strategies. Learn more about our resources for instructors.


Carolyn SamuelCarolyn Samuel, PhD
Associate Director, Faculty and Teaching Development
carolyn.samuel [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


Eva DoblerEva Dobler
Teaching and Learning Consultant
eva.dobler [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


Margo EchenbergMargo Echenberg, PhD
Academic Associate
margo.echenberg [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


Jennie FerrisJennie Ferris, MLIS
Academic Associate
jennie.ferris [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


Maria Orjuela-LaverdeMaria Orjuela-Laverde, PhD
Academic Associate
maria.orjuela-laverde [at] mcgill.ca (Email)



Learning Environments

The Learning Environments team works to support and continuously improve the physical and virtual spaces for teaching and learning at McGill. Learn more about teaching and learning spaces.


Adam FinkelsteinAdam Finkelstein
Associate Director, Learning Environments
adam.finkelstein [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


Hayagrish BalajiHayagrish Balaji, MSc
Learning Technology Systems Analyst
hayagrish.balaji [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


Rachel HallRachel Hall, BSc
Manager, Learning Technology Systems
rachel.hall [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


spacer - no photoRodney Jean-Paul
Learning Technology Administrator
rodney.jean-paul [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


Jasmine ParentJasmine Parent, MET, MSc
Learning Technology Consultant
jasmine.parent [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


Teddy QuintoroTeddy Quintoro
Learning Technology Consultant
teddy.quintoro [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


spacer - no photoBarbara Stechysin, MA
Learning Technology Consultant
barbara.stechysin [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


spacer - no photoDonna Wong
Learning Technology Systems Analyst
donna.wong [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


Mariette XenopoulosMariette Xenopoulos, MA
Learning Technology Consultant
mariette.xenopoulos [at] mcgill.ca (Email)



Student Learning and Development

The Student Learning and Development team equips McGill students with teaching and learning resources, workshops, and much more. Learn more about our resources for students.


Alexander LiepinsAlexander Liepins, PhD
Associate Director, Student Learning and Development
alexander.liepins [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


Carrie HansonCarrie Hanson, MISt
Student Development Manager
carrie.hanson [at] mcgill.ca (Email)



Mary-Jo (MJ) RahalMary-Jo (MJ) Rahal
Program Supervisor
mary-jo.rahal [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


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McGill University is on land which has served and continues to serve as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. Teaching and Learning Services acknowledges and thanks the diverse Indigenous peoples whose footsteps mark this territory on which peoples of the world now gather. This land acknowledgement is shared as a starting point to provide context for further learning and action.

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