We'd like to introduce you to the session leaders participating in the EdTech Workshop 2019. More bios will be posted as they are received!

EdTech Workshop 2019 Session Leaders
Name Session Title Details
Anna Limanni | Teaching with Snagit: Lecture Capture and Beyond As Faculty Liaison, Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTSI), Anna works closely with members of CTSI and ACT (Academic & Collaborative Technology Support) teams to develop, deliver and assess program initiatives on teaching topics, strategies and educational technologies and to provide assistance on supported university technologies. She is available to instructors for consultation and feedback on the selection and effective use of technologies to meet teaching and learning needs and goals.   Anna holds a PhD in Hispanic Linguistics (University of Toronto, 2014) and has taught a variety of courses at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University. She has also completed certificates in Adult Training and Development (OISE, 2014) and E-Learning (University of Calgary, 2015).
Avi Hyman | Director, Academic & Collaborative Technology Quercus Road Map 2019-2020 Avi is the University of Toronto’s Director of Academic & Collaborative Technologies, and Institutional Strategist for Academic Technologies in the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation. He is fortunate to have a position which allows him to both think strategically about technology in higher education, and to actualize ideas on an operational day-to-day level. He works with faculty, students, academic administrators, and teaching support and instructional technology units to advance the University’s academic mission and in particular, its commitment to teaching.
Bernardo Galvao-Sousa | Assistant Professor, Teaching StreamDepartment of Mathematics iPads in MY150 Bernardo Sousa has been updating the Engineering Calculus 2 course for the last 5 years. This year Bernardo coordinated its most dramatic change with the move to MY150 and a fully flipped class model.
Carol Rolheiser | Director, Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation Design with Purpose: Pedgagogical Underpinnings that Strengthen New Spaces Carol Rolheiser is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at OISE, and brings a wealth of teaching and administrative experience to her role as the Director of the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI), University of Toronto. As a hub, CTSI provides leadership in teaching and learning for all teaching staff and teaching assistants across the university’s campuses and divisions.
Dr. Graeme Norval | Associate Professor, Teaching StreamDepartment of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry (ChemE) Adventures in SCORM Files Graeme Norval, Ph.D., P.Eng., is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto.  He has been lecturing in process design since 2004.  His prior work experience was in the chlor-alkali industry with Pioneer, formerly CIL, where he was a senior research engineer.  He is the principal of GWN Chemical Consulting, Inc., and provides technical and engineering support to various chemical manufacturers and repackagers across North America in support of the use of chlorine, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, bleach, and related chemicals.   He has introduced concepts of safety and safety management into the chemical engineering design courses at the University of Toronto.  Further, he is actively involved with Minerva Canada in delivering their Summer Institutes, in which the basics of safety and safety management are taught to university professors, in order to boost the teaching of these subjects.  Further, he is part of the team that is developing e-modules, which will be freely available to all students in Canada; these will provide the fundamental building blocks of safety education for all students, and will fill the gap between the regular curriculum and the elements that industry desires.   In 2012, he was appointed to the Province of Ontario's Prevention Council, a group which helps set the direction for the Ministry of Labour's prevention activities with the goal of improving workplace health and safety.  He is chair of the CAN/CSA Z-767 Process Safety Management committee.
Dr. Jeffrey Castrucci | Research AssociateDepartment of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry (ChemE) Adventures in SCORM Files Jeffrey has served the University of Toronto as a lecturer and course developer, with a focus on helping students to connect their everyday experiences to engineering theory. He is active in the engineering safety community including having worked as a content developer for Minerva Safety Management. Jeffrey is also the Process Quality Manager at Aqua Bond, a liquid and powder blending chemical manufacturer.
Elaine Khoo | Associate Professor, Teaching Small Teaching: Leveraging Technology for Inclusive Engagement in Courses Elaine Khoo, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, at the Centre for Teaching and Learning, UTSC. She is engaged in pedagogical research aimed at developing ways of accelerating students’ Academic English so that they can contribute more effectively at university. Her passion to support students in overcoming initial language- and culture-related challenges resulted in the development of the Vocabulary Expansion Accelerator (VEA) to provide scalable online support to students in their courses. Developed through the ITIF and LEAF grants, VEA is now integrated into Quercus and accessible on all three campuses.
Erin Hanlon | Student, Faculty of Information Mapping the TEAL Teaching Experience: Presenting User Research Findings Erin and Nadine are two UofT students in the UX concentration at the Faculty of Information.
Jason Bazylak | Associate Professor Teaching Stream / ESP Course Coordinator Over my 10 years coordinating our first year engineering design course I have seen major changes in content and delivery. However this year, with our move into the Myhal 150 Active Learning classroom, those previous changes seem tiny in comparison. I and my amazing teaching team continue to deliver one of the most complex engineering courses to teach using the latest and greatest pedagogy and education technology.
Jennifer Farmer | Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry (ChemE) One Size Fits All?: Designing for and Adapting to New Spaces Jennifer Farmer is a Teaching-Stream Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry. Prof. Farmer's research interests are primarily within the field of Applied Chemistry and Engineering with a focus in undergraduate laboratory instructions. Currently, she is working on the development of innovative and stimulating applied chemistry experiments for second year students that enhances student learning and engagement with core curriculum material. One of her particular interests is the incorporation of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) pedagogy into her lab courses to study the effects PBL has on student's learning with respect to critical thinking, retention of knowledge, and development of professional skills (e.g., teamwork, writing and verbal communication, and life-long learning). She has had the opportunity to deliver her dry-labs in the TEAL rooms of the Myhal Centre and is looking forward to discussing her experiences with you today.
Julia Smeed | Innovation Projects OfficerUniversity of Toronto Innovation Hub Julia is a leader and social innovator specializing in design thinking, and collaborative methodologies that strive to design programs with students rather than for them. She leads the Innovation Hub at the University of Toronto, a unique student-led ‘design firm’ that works with partners on campus to improve the student experience using human-centered design thinking (http://uoft.me/innovationhub). Julia also teaches courses in design thinking and leadership at UofT’s School of Continuing Studies. Julia holds an MBA in Global Leadership and a BA in Psychology. Julia is also the Secretary of the Council on Student Services at the University of Toronto, and has presented the Innovation Hub’s work at various higher education conferences across Canada.
Lillian Hogendoorn | Digital Access and Open Educational Resources Lead From Flat to Fab: Creating Interactive Textbooks with Pressbooks Lillian Hogendoorn is the Digital Access and Open Educational Resources lead at eCampusOntario, an nonprofit that supports technology-enabled learning at Ontario's 45 colleges and universities. In this role, she manages the infrastructure that supports the creation, adaptation, and use of open educational resources. Lillian has a background in digital scholarship and has expertise in copyright and open licensing.
Mark Pellegrino | Regional Sales Manager, Crestron Technical Institute What's the big TEAL?! An electro-mechanical technologist participating in the design and implementation of (Active Learning) Classroom Technology across Canada for close to 20 years.
Michel Singh | Chief Technology Officer From Flat to Fab: Creating Interactive Textbooks with Pressbooks Chief Technology Officer at eCampusOntario since 2018, I have been involved in academia for the past twenty years as a faculty member and as an institution administrator. One of my main motivation through this time has circled around using technology to enrich learning opportunities and environments. My work at eCampusOntario is primarily focused on providing shared services to Ontario institutions that enables faculty and students to use digital solutions in a responsible and effective way.
Niema Mohammad | TA + Ph.D Student Our experience teaching ESC103F in the Myhal TEAL rooms: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (not really)! Niema has been a teaching assistant for four engineering courses (1st year and 4th year). She is a Ph.D. Student at the Gilbert Lab at the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering. Her work aims to create personalized therapy options for stem cell transplantation. She completed her undergraduate degree in Engineering Science in the Biomedical Systems Option.
Oluwatobi Edun | Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry (ChemE) Enhancing the Individual Learning Experience via Class-sourcing and Teamwork Oluwatobi Edun is a Master of Engineering, Chemical Engineering candidate with emphases in Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship. He is also a Teaching Assistant for the Cross-Disciplinary course, JRE420: People Management and Organizational Behaviour.
Parnian Jadidian | Senior Advisor Process Safety (PSM) at Enbridge Gas Inc.Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry (ChemE) Adventures in SCORM Files I am a Senior to Process Safety Advisor (PSM) at Enbridge Gas Inc. with a passion for using engineering and creative problem solving to keep people safe while keeping businesses profitable. Prior to my current position at Enbridge , I have over six years of experience in risk management consulting, with a focus on identifying and evaluating loss potential at industrial and commercial facilities due to fires, explosions, natural hazards, equipment breakdowns and other operational and management factors. I worked closely with my clients to develop and implement practical solutions to mitigate or reduce risk at their facilities and to improve their process safety culture.
Peter Weiss | Dr. Peter Eliot Weiss is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream. He has taught the first year design/communication course, Engineering Strategies and Practice since its first pilot year, about fifteen years ago, and was part of the roll-out of the course to over 1000 students. He also teaches electives: Engineering and Social Justice and Writing Lab, in which students discover and explore their personal voice. As a playwright, his works have been produced in Canada, the US, England and elsewhere in the world.
Phani Radhakrishnan | Associate Professor critical thinking with experiential & work-integrated learning, pedagogy of data analytics, group learning
Sarah Mayes-Tang | Assistant Professor, Teaching StreamDepartment of Mathematics iPads in MY150 Prof. Sarah Mayes-Tang is a mathematician who currently works with a large team of teaching assistants and instructors to execute a large calculus program at UofT. Prior to her role at UofT, she taught at Quest University Canada, a small liberal arts university in British Columbia. She is passionate about improving students' confidence and capability in mathematics, particularly at a first-year level, and approaches her teaching as a scholar.
Will Cluett | ProfessorDepartment of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry (ChemE) Our experience teaching ESC103F in the Myhal TEAL rooms: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (not really)! Will Cluett is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry. He has served the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering as Chair of First Year, Vice-Dean (Undergraduate), and Chair of Engineering Science. In 2018, he received the President’s Teaching Award and is a member of the Teaching Academy.