Faculty Support Teams

Faculty Support Teams provide pedagogical and technology support for learning and teaching infused with technology – whether its in-person, online, multi-access, etc.

Each team is made up of the following individuals:

Each individual can assist in different ways from supports that are more pedagogical in focus, to ones that are more technological in focus. In addition, connect with us to learn more about what is happening within your Faculty including specific initiatives, ways to connect with peers, and how to access your Faculty Support Team. Please contact us if would like us to feature your faculty specific initiative or peer network within this page as we are always looking to share ways to connect as a Faculty or Department.

Find your Faculty Support

Business

  • Learning Experience Designers: Katy Chan, Gayle Palas
  • Educational Technology Support Specialists: Kayla Smith, Ruvie Kaviya (Junior ETSS)

Continuing Studies

  • Learning Experience Designers: Thiago Hinkel (half-time), Fizza Haider
  • Educational Technology Support Specialists: Reese Kingsley

Education

  • Learning Experience Designers: Katy Chan, Gayle Palas
  • Educational Technology Support Specialists: Kayla Smith, Ruvie Kaviya (Junior ETSS)

Engineering & Computer Science

  • Learning Experience Designers: Jiexing Hu, Melissa Doyle
  • Educational Technology Support Specialists: Dr. Babak Mirshahi

Fine Arts

  • Learning Experience Designers: Hayley Hewson, Fizza Haider
  • Educational Technology Support Specialists: Stephanie Eisler

Human & Social Development

  • Learning Experience Designers: Jeff Baxter, Gayle Palas
  • Educational Technology Support Specialists: Gwen Nguyen

Humanities

  • Learning Experience Designers: Hayley Hewson, Fizza Haider
  • Educational Technology Support Specialists: Stephanie Eisler

Law

  • Learning Experience Designers: Thiago Hinkel, Fizza Haider
  • Educational Technology Support Specialists: Jeanette Wu

Science

  • Learning Experience Designers: Jiexing Hu, Melissa Doyle
  • Educational Technology Support Specialists: Dr. Babak Mirshahi

Social Science

  • Learning Experience Designers: Jeff Baxter, Gayle Palas
  • Educational Technology Support Specialists: Gwen Nguyen

Connect with Colleagues

Join the UVic Online Learning & Teaching Community in Teams to connect with other faculty and instructors from across the university.

Team Members

LTSI Consultants

Dr. Shailoo Bedi

Dr. Shailoo Bedi

LTSI Consultant

Dr. Cynthia Korpan

Dr. Cynthia Korpan

LTSI Consultant

Dr. Viviana Pitton

Dr. Viviana Pitton

LTSI Consultant

Dr. Gerry Gourlay

Dr. Gerry Gourlay

LTSI Consultant

Learning Experience Designers

Jeff Baxter

Jeff Baxter

Learning Experience Designer

Katy Chan

Katy Chan

Sr. Learning Experience Designer

Melissa Doyle

Melissa Doyle

Learning Experience Designer - Accessibility; OAR

Fizza Haider

Fizza Haider

Learning Experience Designer - Accessibility

Jiexing Hu

Jiexing Hu

Learning Experience Designer

Hayley Hewson

Hayley Hewson

Learning Experience Designer

Thiago Hinkel

Thiago Hinkel

Learning Experience Design, Workshops & Resources

Gayle Palas

Gayle Palas

Learning Experience Designer

Educational Technology Support Specialists

Stephanie Eisler

Stephanie Eisler

Educational Technologist

Dr. Babak Mirshahi

Dr. Babak Mirshahi

Educational Technologist

Ruvimbo Kaviya

Ruvimbo Kaviya

Jr. Educational Technology Support Specialist

Reese Kingsley

Reese Kingsley

Educational Technologist

Gwen Nguyen

Gwen Nguyen

Educational Technologist

Kayla Smith

Kayla Smith

Educational Technologist

Jeanette Wu

Jeanette Wu

Educational Technologist

We are here to help!

Access your LTSI Faculty Support Team & supports in four ways:

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