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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.



Team Member


Contact Info

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

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 Arts in 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 Health Sciences
  • Canvas
  • Respondus 4.0 Campus-Wide
  • Turnitin

Caroline Ferguson

Dr. Caroline Ferguson

Faculty Development Officer


Caroline Ferguson is a Faculty Development Officer at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. She offers educational support to the teaching community in areas of course development, technological teaching tools, and educational training and support. She is also a Sessional Instructor with the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Science, where she teaches undergraduate physics and math-based courses. Caroline’s previous roles included working as a Physics and Engineering Specialist and a senior math and chemistry teacher. She holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Toronto as well as a Bachelor of Education from Ontario Tech University.

Contact me about

  • Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor
  • ProctorTrack
  • iSolve (Numbas)


Jeanette Oliveira

Jeanette Oliveira

Faculty Development Coordinator


Jeanette Oliveira is the Faculty Development Coordinator for Ontario Tech University and has over 10 years of experience working in the Teaching and Learning Centre. In her role she operationalizes and facilitates the educational development workshop offerings, the Certificate in University Teaching programs and the New to Ontario Tech University orientation. She also supports faculty with a variety of educational technologies. Jeanette holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Education at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Contact me about

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


Alexander Pilon

Multimedia Developer


Alexander Pilon is a Multimedia Developer with the Teaching and Learning Centre at Ontario Tech University. As a video and 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, and the arts. Alexander joins the Teaching and Learning Centre with over five years of post-secondary instruction experience in Film and Television Production, and Public Relations and Event Management.  

Contact me about

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


Dr. Anna Rodrigues

Faculty Development Officer


Anna Rodrigues is a Faculty Development Officer with the Teaching and Learning Centre. She has a PhD in Education - Language, Culture and Teaching, from York University, and a Master of Education from Ontario Tech University. She is an interdisciplinary educator and researcher with a background in culturally responsive teaching, media and the visual arts. For the past 15 years, Dr. Rodrigues has developed, designed and facilitated face-to-face and online courses for several college and university programs. She is currently a sessional instructor with the Faculty of Education at Ontario Tech University.

Contact me about

  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
  • Experiential Learning
  • Curriculum Development
  • Inclusive Educational Practices
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Indigenizing Curriculum


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


Michael Guy

Educational Technology Analyst

(Seconded to IT Services)

Michael is currently seconded to Information Technology Services.


Shannon Brandjes

Multimedia Developer

(Maternity Leave)

Shannon is currently on maternity leave.