People

Meet CTL's Leadership Team, Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning Team, Indigenous Focus Team, Assessment and Evaluation Team, Open Education and Administrative Team.

For general inquiries, call CTL's General Office at (780) 492-2826 or email ctl@ualberta.ca.

Leadership Team

Cosette Lemelin

Cosette Lemelin
, PhD
Assistant Director

cosette.lemelin@ualberta.ca

Cosette has 16 years of experience in Educational Developer roles in a 20-year career in adult and post-secondary education at three universities (the University of Winnipeg, the University of Manitoba, and the University of Alberta). She has a Master of Education (2003) and PhD in Education (2016) focusing on adult and post-secondary education. Cosette’s unique specialities include teaching within health professions education (with a focus on clinical practicum teaching and learning), classroom management, and varying aspects of interpersonal communication in teaching and learning. Cosette calls herself a "Teaching Coach" for university instructors and faculty members striving to improve their teaching one class, one activity, or one interaction at a time. Within our Centre, Cosette is the lead on the Teaching Development Program (TDP), Teaching Labs, and Inspiring Teaching. Cosette is the Vice-Chair, Conferences on the Educational Developer Caucus (EDC) national Executive. Cosette was the 2019 recipient of the University of Alberta Excellence in Learning Support Award.

Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning Team

 

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Graeme Pate
Lead Educational Developer, Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning

graeme.pate@ualberta.ca

Graeme Pate has substantial experience with integrating effective teaching methodologies and educational technology. Graeme spent 28 years working in Scotland in education, eighteen of which were spent at the University of Glasgow, developing innovative instructional materials as well as designing and modelling innovative TEAL (Technology-Enhanced Active Learning) approaches such as flipped teaching (blended learning), backchannel discussions, advanced use of Moodle (eClass) as well as using Twitter & online voting systems during lectures and tutorials to engage learners. He was the Programme Director for the MA Primary Education and the B.Ed (Hons) degree programmes and was presented with three Excellence in Teaching awards by the University of Glasgow for design, implementation of teaching methods and the use of technology to enhance learning.

One of Graeme's specialties is supporting instructors who wish to be more confident and competent in their use of technology to enhance their planning, facilitation, and/or assessment of student learning.

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Anita Parker, BSc, BEd, MEd
Educational Developer

aparker@ualberta.ca

Anita brings two decades of science teaching at secondary and post-secondary levels to her role with the educational development team at CTL. She also is experienced in leading professional development workshops and individual coaching for instructors with a focus on maximizing student engagement with authentic activities and assessments.

Since 2015, Anita has worked closely with instructor teams from many disciplines across the University with their blended learning resources and projects. This includes helping build course frameworks on eClass, planning student-centred learning experiences, and video storyboard creation.

Anita enjoys being part of a team that supports teaching and learning excellence in online, blended, and face-to-face environments.

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Christopher Borger, BEd
Instructional Designer

Chris Borger (BEd, University of Alberta) is an educator and performer based in Edmonton. Joining the CTL team in 2020, Chris is a driving force behind CTL's website content. Combining his passions for performance and education, Chris has worked for both the Telus World of Science (Edmonton) as well as Science World (Vancouver) in roles that ranged from performing in Science Shows to managing teams. He has also worked for Rapid Fire Theatre as a professional improviser and educator since 2011, and as well produces video content for the CBC Comedy website in addition to the Nation Network (Oilersnation) media group.

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Katelyn Lindmark

Educational Technologist
Katelyn Lindmark brings experience in consumer and industrial graphic design. Her current interests include leveraging her graphic design experience in the online environment. Katelyn is part of the Educational Technology Team and provides design support for CTL's blending learning projects.
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Joey Lucius
, BA/BEd
Instructional Design Support
Joey Lucius currently works with CTL creating online support content for instructors. Joey is a 2019 graduate of the combined BA/BEd program at the University of Alberta. He has worked extensively as an educator and performer with Rapid Fire Theatre since 2007, focusing much of that time working with adult learners as well as with vulnerable youth through the outreach program. With over 17 years of experience, Joey has been creating various media content as a performer and writer all over the continent, winning a Canadian Comedy Award along the way. Joey is also a freelance contributor with The Beaverton.
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Mike Robertson
, FMS
Multimedia Content Designer
Mike Robertson (Bachelor of Film and Media Studies, University of Alberta) is a filmmaker and performer based in Edmonton. Mike works with CTL as a multidisciplinary media editor, creating most of the videos, graphics and podcasts that the Center for Teaching and Learning creates. His previous employment entailed creating MOOCs for the University of Alberta, including shooting and editing on Indigenous Canada, Mountains 101 and Black Holes.

Indigenous Focus Team

  

Jennifer Ward

Jen Ward
, PhD Student, Philosophy in Indigenous Studies
Lead Educational Developer, Indigenous Focus

jdward@ualberta.ca
Jennifer Ward (PhD Student, University of Alberta) is of Umpqua and Algonquin decent. She has ten years experience as an English Instructor at NAIT, as well as two years experience as a Consultant in the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Education unit with Edmonton Public Schools (EPSB). Her PhD work supports Indigenization and decolonization of the Academy and post-secondary education. The use of Indigenous epistemologies and pedagogies in education and training staff are the foundational principles of her master's thesis and the work she did with EPSB and the Government of Alberta. She has designed both face-to-face and on-line courses. She was short-listed for a student nominated Instructional Excellence Award in 2014. In addition, Jennifer is a sessional instructor for the Faculty of Education's EDU211: Aboriginal Education and the Context for Professional Engagement. Working with Elders, students and community are some of her most cherished experiences. Jennifer welcomes the opportunity to help educators bring Indigenous worldviews into their practice and their classrooms. Hiy Hiy.

Assessment and Evaluation Team

  

Ellen Watson

Ellen Watson
, PhD
Lead Educational Developer, Assessment and Evaluation

ellen.watson@ualberta.ca

An award winning instructor, Ellen has extensive experience teaching at the post-secondary and secondary levels in science and mathematics education. She is involved with educational development communities at a local, provincial, and national level and a cofounder of the Educational Developers' Caucus special interest group focused on Early Career Educational Development.

Ellen's interests at the CTL are focused on assessment of all kinds: assessment of student learning, centre assessment, program evaluation, and reflective assessment of teaching practice. She oversees the members of the assessment and evaluation team and organizes the evaluation of CTL outputs.

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Bradon Valgardson
, MA
Data Analyst

Bradon Valgardson (MA, University of Southern Mississippi) is a data analyst for the CTL. Bradon analyzes institutional data and prepares educational resources, documentation, and reports related to teaching and learning. His past work has focused on the influence of adverse conditions on health and well-being. His research has involved examining data from nationally representative samples and collecting data from various groups including university students, prison inmates, correctional officers, and domestic violence service providers.

Open Education

 

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Krysta McNutt, PMP
Open Education Lead

krystam@ualberta.ca

Krysta brings over 15 years of experience in the post-secondary education field and over 10 years as an organizational change manager and corporate trainer. Since leading the provincial Campus Alberta OER Initiative (2014-2017), she shifted gears from management consulting to advance openness in education by modeling, teaching, and collaborating across the institution to explore open practices.

Administrative Team

  

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Karen Seto-Wagg
, BComm
Human Resources & Events Assistant

Karen Seto-Wagg (BComm, University of Saskatchewan) has lived in Edmonton since graduating from post-secondary education. She brings a strong knowledge of office administration and analyzing procedures to her role at CTL. Her love of learning combined with an approachable attitude contributes to a positive mark in roles that she takes on. Karen’s current role at CTL is providing administrative support to day-to-day operations in human resources and events.

Lily

Lily Lai
, BDes
Communications Co-Ordinator

llai@ualberta.ca

Lily Lai (BDes, University of Alberta) provides design and communications support for CTL's print and digital media. She develops visual concepts that support teaching and learning, and co-ordinates CTL courses and workshops.

Jen Carstensen

Jen Carstensen
, BA, BComm
Administrative Assistant (On Leave)

Jen Carstensen (BA, BComm, University of Alberta) The Administrative Assistant is the first point of contact for visitors to CTL and provides general office administration and support to the Centre staff. Jen provides administrative support for the Academic Director and several committees, and supports events planning.

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