Staff directory

Dr. Rajiv Jhanhiani

Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani

Vice-Provost
Teaching & Learning
rjhangiani@brocku.ca

(he/him/his; proper pronunciation)

It is with immense joy and gratitude that I assumed my new role of Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning earlier this month. I am grateful for the trust being placed in me and am especially humbled by the opportunity to work alongside and support the extraordinary humans who make up our Centre for Pedagogical Innovation and Co-op, Career, and Experiential Education teams.

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Contact me about:

  • Inclusive Teaching
  • Ethical EdTech
  • Open Education
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Giulia Forsythe

Interim Director
905 688 5550 x3599
Thistle, TH137E
gforsythe@brocku.ca

Giulia Forsythe has been at Brock University’s Centre for Pedagogical Innovation since 2005, where she started as the Special Projects Facilitator. As the Associate Director, she continues to support the lofty goals of education to transform lives through high quality teaching, learning, research, and a commitment to equity, justice, and accessibility situated within our community. She is a champion for open education that serves to “honour different ways of knowing and demonstrating knowledge.”

Contact me about:

  • Instructional Design
  • Curriculum Mapping
  • Event and Workshop Facilitation
  • Visual Practice
  • Open Education
Matt Clare

Matt Clare

Interim Director,
Technology-Enabled Learning
mclare@brocku.ca

Matt has over 20 years of experience in university teaching and learning technologies.  He thrives, thanks to a very healthy sense of curiosity, in a project and support role that lets him work alongside the expertise of faculty and staff from a wide variety of subject areas across Brock. In his words, his foremost contribution is to: “Make technology an enabling element in teaching and learning, not an obstacle … it is important that self-support is always offered and facilitated support is ready during operating hours.”

Contact me about:

  • Strengthening & Sustaining Brock University’s Teaching Technologies
  • Promoting Digital Accessibility
  • Next-Generation Digital Learning Environments (NGDLE)
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Jennifer Kopczinski

Educational Developer
905 688 5550 x4482
Thistle, TH136
jkopczinski@brocku.ca

Jennifer joined the CPI team in 2018 and has been a member of the Brock community since 2012. She supports departments in curriculum projects aimed at designing or re-envisioning program learning outcomes, program pathways, and course alignment to support student learning and incorporate innovative and high impact teaching practices. This includes supporting programs through the cyclical academic review process as well as self-initiated program renewal initiatives. Additionally, she also supports instructors with course design and redesign.  In her words: “Working with the Brock community to foster experiences that honour diverse ways of teaching and learning is both a privilege and a mission.”

Contact me about:

  • On Leave
Alisa Cunnington

Alisa Cunnington

Interim Manager, Educational Technologies
905 688 5550 x3413
Thistle, TH137G
acunnington@brocku.ca

Alisa joined the CPI team in early 2019, having been a part of the Brock University teaching and learning community since the Walker complex addition was a parking lot.  Alisa is happiest making complicated information or problems seem human, manageable, and accessible.  Supporting and troubleshooting the operation of educational technologies while imagining creative ways of using available technologies are some of the ways she enjoys exploring the many facets of teaching and learning.  In her words: “Let’s see what we can do together to figure that out.”

Contact me about:

  • Isaak-Sakai
  • Online Video
  • Teaching with Technology
Natalie Currie-Patterson

Natalie Currie-Patterson

Interim Manager, Educational Development
905 688 5550 x4342
Thistle, TH137C
ncurriepatterso@brocku.ca

Dr. Natalie Currie-Patterson joined the CPI team in July 2019 but has spent a great deal of time on the Brock Campus throughout her educational career as both student and instructor. As an educational developer Natalie works to support TAs and faculty members explore their teaching style while acquiring valuable instructional skills. Natalie has an interest in the ways research, teaching, and learning can operate to support moves towards truth, reconciliation, equity, and social justice rooted in relationship and community. She is excited “to forge connections between theory and practice to support transformative education.”

Contact me about:

  • Teaching Assistant Programming
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant Practicum
  • Teaching Dossier Consultations
  • Instructional Design
Melanie Elliot

Melanie Elliott

Project Coordinator,
LMS Review
melliott2@brocku.ca

Melanie has been a casual member of the CPI team in an Educational Technologies support and research capacity since 2016, until most recently when she became the Project Coordinator for the LMS Review. Alongside the LMS Review, she supports the Educational Technologies team with faculty consultations and answering questions about Sakai, Teams, and other technologies. Melanie’s background is in qualitative research and evaluation which fostered her love for complicated questions and listening to people’s stories, preferably over a hot cup of coffee.

Contact me about:

  • LMS Review
  • Isaak-Sakai
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Related Educational Technologies
  • …and how they might work better together
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Nurbek Imangazin

Educational Technologies Developer
905 688 5550 x3878
Thistle, TH137A
nimangazin@brocku.ca

Nurbek joined the CPI team in early 2020. As an Educational Technologies Developer, Nurbek supports existing educational technology infrastructure, ensures system reliability, expands software functional capabilities, and helps advance the teaching and learning practices through emerging contemporary technologies.

Contact me about:

  • Isaak-Sakai
  • Crowdmark
  • Teams Live Events
  • Educational Technology Development
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Anne Readhead

Educational Developer
Thistle, TH136B
areadhead@brocku.ca

Dr. Anne Readhead joined the CPI Team in May 2020. Anne supports TAs and Faculty with their development of instructional skills including pedagogical growth and creativity. “Being a part of the Brock community is such a fascinating experience; as we learn and grow together towards a progressive and better academic space for everyone.”

Contact me about:

  • Instructional Design
  • Curriculum Mapping
  • TA and Faculty Workshops
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KELSEY HALL

Educational Technologies Support Assistant

khall2@brocku.ca

Kelsey joined the CPI team in January 2020 as a research assistant. Since then, Kelsey has assumed the role of Instructional Support Assistant and most recently as the Educational Technology Support Assistant. She has learnt over this past year that anyone can master new technology tools and techniques to create accessible and engaging course materials. Kelsey believes that when care is at the forefront of course development all students can be seen, heard, and engaged in the classroom. She is happy to be apart of this amazing team that highlights that teaching and learning regardless of modality requires passion, perseverance, and persistent empathy. She is a dedicated lifelong learner that hopes she can support as many Brock badgers as possible!

Contact me about:

  • Isaak-Sakai
  • Microsoft Teams
  • H5P Studio
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GARETH SEYMOUR

Educational Technologies Support Assistant

gseymour@brocku.ca

Gareth joined the CPI team in January 2022 and has almost a decade of public experience in helping tear down the barriers of technology use, be they perceived or actual. He sees it as his duty to empower others through understanding and is excited to assist with enhancing any and all aspects of the learning experience at Brock.

Contact me about:

  • Isaak-Sakai
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Asynchronous video production
  • Synchronous presentations
Wanda Gilmore

Wanda Gilmore

wgilmore@brocku.ca

Wanda has been CPI’s Resource Coordinator since 2003. In a support staff role, she values being part of a great team, including faculty, staff and students with a common focus on teaching and learning. In her words: “Working collaboratively with groups across campus and connecting people to resources that enhance teaching and learning at Brock University is both gratifying and fulfilling – that is why I’m still here after 16 years.”

Contact me about:

  • On Secondment to OSSTF until 2024

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