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Coordination Team

Alice Cassidy,  Ph.D.   Coordinator

University of British Columbia
Vancouver BC

Alice Cassidy is an educational developer and science educator. Degrees from the University of Victoria, McGill University and the University of British Columbia (UBC) focused on field ornithology.

She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in science and education. She designs curriculum and supports instructional teams in the Faculties of Science and Land and Food Systems at UBC. As a consultant through her company In View, she leads workshops on teaching and learning at universities, colleges and in the community. Her areas of interest are active pedagogies, sustainability education and leadership, use of the outdoors as a classroom, and students as active collaborators.

Mandy Frake-Mistak,  Ph.D.

York University
Toronto, ON

Mandy is a Research Assistant at the Teaching Commons. She completed a Graduate Diploma in Postsecondary Education at York, holds an Honours Bachelor in Physical Education, a Bachelor of Education, and a Masters of Education from Brock University, and a Ph.D. from York University. She has instructed numerous courses, in education and physical education and kinesiology, at York University, Wilfred Laurier University, Brock University and Trent University. Her areas of research are teaching and learning in higher education, critical policy studies, degree level expectations and outcomes based learning, quality assurance, as well as the marketization of the institution. She is committed to the advancement of teaching, learning, and scholarship of teaching and learning at York University.

Barbara Kerr, Ph.D.

University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Oshawa, ON

Barbara is an educational developer with the Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of Ontario Institute Of Technology. She consults on a wide variety of areas related to teaching and learning in higher education ranging from course organization and design, to the effective use of educational technologies and other forms of pedagogical support. Previously, she taught a variety of university level courses overseas and in Canada.


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Shannon Murray, Ph.D.

University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, PE

Shannon is a professor of English Literature and a 3M National Teaching Fellow (2001). She publishes and presents on 17th century and early children’s literature, as well as on Threshold Concepts, Active Learning, and the Senior-year Experience. She is a facilitator at the Faculty Development Summer Institute at UPEI each summer.



Alannah Robinson, B.A.

University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON

Alannah is a recent graduate of the University of Waterloo in Recreation and Leisure studies and a 3M National Student Fellow (2012). Alannah works in Organizational and Human Development (OHD) at the University of Waterloo, which designs and delivers a wide range of personal and professional development for students, staff and faculty. In her position, Alannah spends her time exploring, learning and facilitating workshops on inclusivity, integrity, personality dimensions, customer service and leadership. She describes this exploration is a thrilling and never-ending journey. Through this exploration she has learned about the community around her and the community she hopes to foster through her passion and enthusiasm for learning and development.

Alan Wright, Ph.D.

University Of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario

Alan Wright is Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning, at the University of Windsor. First appointed in 2006, Alan began his second term in September 2013. In the role of Vice-Provost he is responsible for the overall academic direction and management of the Centre for Teaching & Learning as well as for the Office of Open Learning and leads the development of learning-centred policies, practices, and programs in the University. Prior to his appointment at the University of Windsor, Alan was Director of Undergraduate Studies at l’université du Québec and the first Executive Director of the Office of Instructional Development  and Technolagy at Dalhousie University. He taught at the Dalhousie School of Education as well as at Mount Saint Vincent University.  Alan is a graduate of Mount Allison University (BA, English and French Literature); McGill University (Education and MA degrees) and l’université de Montréal (PhD in Foundations in Education).