Staff directory

Madelyn Law

Madelyn Law

Associate Vice-Provost
Teaching & Learning
mlaw@brocku.ca

Dr. Madelyn Law joined the CPI team in July 2019 and serves as the Associate Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning.  Madelyn has spent the last 8 years teaching an experiential education (EE) program for health science students called I-EQUIP and engaging with CPI as the Faculty Associate for EE.  For Madelyn being part of CPI is an opportunity to further contribute to the mission of Brock: “One of our guiding values at Brock is to ensure a unique student experience with innovative pedagogies and high quality learning and teaching practices.  The team at CPI is here to support faculty across campus in this journey.”

Contact me about:

  • Oversight of CPI activities
  • Teaching and Learning Polices
  • Curriculum Review
  • Strategic initiatives related to teaching and learning
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Giulia Forsythe

Associate 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

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

Matt has over 15 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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Mike Brousseau

Manager, Educational Technologies
905 688 5550 x3701
Thistle, TH137C
mbrousseau@brocku.ca

Mike started working at Brock in 2006 in Information Technology Services and has made CPI his home since 2010. He brings a pragmatic approach to the mixing of teaching, learning and educational technology that focuses on instructors and students’ needs first. He thoroughly enjoys the variety of his work, in his words, “I love that my duties can range widely day to day. It means one day working with an instructor on an innovative course assignment and the next shooting on-location video for an online course.”

Contact me about:

  • Educational Technology Adoption & Development
  • Educational Video Production
  • Online Course Development
  • Educational Technology Vendor Relations
Lianne Fisher

Lianne Fisher

Manager, Educational Development
905 688 5550 x5329
Thistle, TH137B
lfisher@brocku.ca

Lianne has been CPI’s Educational Developer since August 2012. Whether it’s working one-to-one or in small groups, Lianne helps instructors, TAs and faculty members acquire teaching skills and strategies in developing their own style as teachers. In her words: “How lucky am I that I get to work with individuals who are looking to make a difference to teaching and learning, and develop new and exciting ways of approaching the academic endeavor — it is fun and energizing to be a part of what people do.”

Contact me about:

  • Teaching Assistant Programming
  • GRST5P01 + Graduate Student Practicum
  • Instructional Skills Workshop
  • Teaching Observations
  • Teaching Dossiers
Marc Breschuk

Marc Breschuk

Educational Technologist
905 688 5550 x4341
Thistle, TH137A
mbreschuk@brocku.ca

Since joining CPI in 2013, Marc has guided teachers and educators in exploring and demystifying instructional technology resources. He stresses the importance of making informed choices to implement technologies that will have the greatest value to student learning. As he says: “The outcome is always greater when time is taken to best appreciate a technical undertaking from all perspectives and to work through both the background and the practical steps involved.”

Contact me about:

  • Isaak-Sakai
  • Technology-Enabled Assignments
  • Course Evaluations Online with eXplorance Blue
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Jennifer Kopczinski

Curriculum Specialist
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:

  • Curriculum review & renewal
  • Course design
Alisa Cunnington

Alisa Cunnington

Educational Technologist
905 688 5550 x3413
Thistle, TH137B
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

Educational Developer
905 688 5550 x4342
Thistle, TH136A
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
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, TH137B
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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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
Wanda Gilmore

Wanda Gilmore

wgilmore@brocku.ca

Wanda has been CPI’s Resource Coordinator for 16 years. 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 2023

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