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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services


General Inquiries

For general inquiries related to the Teaching and Learning Centre, including teaching dossiers, awards and funding, program requests, or general support, please use the TLC inbox at or our support request form.

We encourage all other inquiries be directed to specific members of our team.

Our Team

The Teaching and Learning Centre team provides multi-faceted support for students, instructors, and teaching assistants at Ontario Tech University. We offer support for instructional and educational technology, multimedia development (including videography, photography, and animation), teaching techniques, instructional design, training, and more. Faculty development is offered by Faculty - please contact your specific Faculty Development Officer below.



Susan Forbes

Dr. Susan Forbes

Manager, Teaching and Learning

Susan L. Forbes (PhD University of Western Ontario; MA Wilfrid Laurier University, BA University of Calgary) is the Manager of the Teaching and Learning Centre, as well as a Sessional Instructor and  Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ontario Tech University.  Dr. Forbes has over 25 years of teaching experience in both face-to-face and blended environments, as well as being a highly published researcher.

Contact me about

  • Oversight of TLC activities
  • Teaching and Learning Policies
  • Academic Integrity
  • Strategic initiatives related to teaching and learning

Contact Susan


Dr. Stephanie Cork

Faculty Development Coordinator

Dr. Stephanie J. Cork is a new Faculty Development Coordinator with the Teaching and Learning Center. She is an internationally trained interdisciplinary scholar, with degrees in Sociology  (Queen's) and Kinesiology (University of Maryland) as well as graduate certificates in English, Women’s Studies and University Teaching. Stephanie centers Universal Design for Teaching and Learning in her work (the Pedagogy of Accessibility) and is a vocal advocate for diversity, inclusion, equity, and disability justice both within and beyond the classroom

Contact me about

  • TLC Programming and Communications
  • Academic Integrity Support
  • Workshop Assistance
  • TLC Website
  • Pedagogy of Accessibility
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Pedagogical Support

Bridgette Atkins

Bridgette Atkins

Faculty Development Officer

Bridgette Atkins is a Faculty Development Officer at the Teaching and Learning Centre. Bridgette engages with faculty and other members of the teaching community at Ontario Tech on topics including learning technology training, and educational development. Bridgette joined the Teaching and Learning Centre in 2012 as a Learning Management Systems Training Specialist, and holds a Master of Arts in Education, and Bachelor of Education. Bridgette has also worked as a Research Assistant within the Digital Culture and Media (Decimal) Lab, and as a Sessional Lecturer in the Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology program at Ontario Tech.

Contact me about

  • Faculty of Business and IT
  • Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Faculty of Engineering Systems and Nuclear Science
  • Canvas
  • Respondus 4.0 Campus-Wide
  • Turnitin

Contact Bridgette

Caroline Ferguson

Caroline Ferguson

Faculty Development Officer

Caroline is currently on leave.


Dr. Kaitlyn Watson

Faculty Development Officer

Kaitlyn Watson is a Faculty Development Officer with the Teaching and Learning Centre. She holds a PhD in Education Studies – Critical Policy, Equity, and Leadership – from Western University, Master of Arts in Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies from Trent University, and Bachelor of Education and Honours Bachelor from Lakehead University. Kaitlyn has taught face-to-face, online, and blended courses in the K-12 and post-secondary sectors in synchronous and asynchronous learning contexts. Kaitlyn’s curricular, pedagogical, and research interests focus on equity, decolonization, and reconciliation.  

Contact me about

  • Faculty of Health Science 
  • Curriculum Development
  • pedagogy integration related to Equity
  • Decolonization
  • Reconciliation

Contact Kaitlyn


Rebecca Maynard

Open Educational Resource Lab Coordinator

Rebecca Maynard is an OER Lab Assistant with the Teaching and Learning Centre. She is a recent graduate of Ontario Tech, with a BA (Hons) in Communication and Digital Media Studies. She previously worked with the OER Lab during her studies as one of the founding student content developers. She has contributed to the design and distribution of several open educational resources that are currently being used at Ontario Tech, including textbooks, interactive quizzes, and websites. She is a passionate supporter of the open education movement, and strives to promote accessibility in post-secondary education and a fairer distribution of knowledge

Contact me about

  • Open Educational Resources (OER) 
  • OER Lab 

Contact Rebecca


Sarah Stokes

Faculty Development Officer

Sarah is a graduate of the Faculty of Science at Ontario Tech, and also holds Bachelor of Education (Ontario Tech) and Master of Education Technology (UBC) degrees. An Advanced Google Certified Educator, Sarah enthusiastically promotes innovative teaching techniques and technology for science education. With a background in educational publishing and e-learning, she supports the university’s open education movement and OER Lab.

Contact me about

  • Faculty of Science
  • Open Educational Resources (OER) + OER Lab
  • Microcredentials
  • Google Suite
  • Instructional Design

Contact Sarah


Lidya Salim

Faculty Development Officer

Lidya is a Faculty Development Officer​ with the Teaching and Learning Centre. She holds a BSc in Biological Science and is currently completing a PhD in Applied Bioscience (Ontario Tech). Lidya has extensive experience designing and implementing educational programs and resources and is committed to promoting student-centered pedagogy as well as accessibility, equity, diversity and inclusion.

Contact me about

  •  Pedagogical Support

Contact Lidya


Mortilaine Riley 

Intern, Instructional Design 

Mortilaine is an experienced Educational Technologist with a demonstrated history of work in the Higher Education and eLearning industries. She is proficient in: instructional design; adult training; graphic design; multimedia communication; academic research and publication; project management and business management. Mortilaine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media & Communication—with specialization in multimedia, as well as a Master’s degree in Business Management (MBM).

Contact me about: 

  • instructional design 
  • multimedia support 

Contact Morty

Multimedia and Technology


Alexander Pilon

Multimedia Developer

Alexander "Alex" Pilon is a Multimedia Developer with the Teaching and Learning Centre at Ontario Tech University. As a video & graphic design specialist, and communications strategist, Alexander has worked on Emmy, Grammy, and Juno winning productions. He has created content, and communication plans in the fields of healthcare, education, hospitality, and the arts. Alexander joins the Teaching and Learning Centre with over five years of post-secondary instruction experience in Film & Television Production, and Public Relations & Event Management.

Contact me about

  • Content Creation and Graphic Design
  • Video Solutions
  • Delivering Effective Presentations
  • Audience Engagement

Contact Alex

Jeanette Oliveira

Jeanette Oliveira

Educational Technology Analyst

As the Educational Technology Analyst, Jeanette has extensive experience supporting instructors using Ontario Tech Universities educational technology tools including Canvas, Kaltura Virtual Classroom, Kaltura Capture, Google Suite collaborative tools, Turnitin and plagiarism detection software and more. This includes providing solutions, training and resources and the development of educational programming. A key part of the role is to research, assess, test and implement new emerging educational technologies for the University into the teaching and learning environment. Jeanette is an experienced professional with over 10 years of experience working in the Teaching and Learning Centre. She holds a Master of Education, from Ontario Tech University and an Honours B.A. from the University of Toronto specializing in English and Political Science. She has a background in E-learning and is the primary contact for virtual conferencing tools and digital technologies.


Contact me about

  • Google Suite
  • Kaltura Virtual Classroom
  • Kaltura Video Platform
  • Turnitin 

Contact Jeanette


Jing Sui

Multimedia Developer 

Jing Sui is a new Multimedia Developer with the Teaching and Learning Centre. She comes from a digital production background with experience in storyboard design, filming, and editing. As a digital media specialist, she led end-to-end projects in various multimedia solutions including photo/video content creation, graphics design, and motion graphics for marketing and training. Jing completed her BA in Radio and Television Arts at Ryerson University and enjoys sharing her passion on developing new multimedia techniques to create engaging learning content.

Contact me about

  • Multimedia Support

Contact Jing


Michael Guy

Educational Technology Analyst

Michael Guy, the TLC’s Educational Technology Analyst has been seconded to IT Services where is the Business Analyst responsible for Canvas, as well as other duties. Jeanette Oliveira is filling Michael’s former position.

Michael is currently seconded to Information Technology Services (ITS).

Contact me about

  • Information Technology Services

Contact Michael


Shannon Brandjes

Multimedia Developer

Shannon is currently on leave.


Sunny Mutti

Multimedia Developer

Sunny Mutti is a distinguished designer, with 4 years of experience as a Multimedia Specialist with Durham College prior to joining the TLC.  He comes with requisite knowledge in video production, editing, motion graphics and instructional design. He has also had the opportunity to instruct courses in video editing and production at Durham College. Sunny has nearly completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in the Adult Education and Digital Technology program at Ontario Tech and will begin his Master of Education with the university afterwards.  

Contact me about

  • Content Creation
  • Graphic Design
  • Video Solutions
  • Delivering Effective Presentations
  • Audience Engagement

Contact Sunny