Paige Coyne, GATA Network Coordinator
Paige Coyne is a GATA Network Coordinator at the University of Windsor. She is responsible for supporting graduate assistants and teaching assistants in their roles and assisting with professional development. Paige is a graduate of the University of Windsor’s MHK program and is currently a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Human Kinetics. Additionally, she holds a University Teaching Certificate.
Elizabeth Ismail, Digital Outreach Coordinator, GATA Network
Elizabeth Ismail co-manages the GATA Network as the Digital Outreach Coordinator. She is a University of Windsor alumna with experience working as a teaching assistant and a B.A. Honours in Philosophy and Psychology. More recently, Elizabeth completed a M.Ed. in Educational Technology with a focus on Adult Learning and is thrilled to be beginning an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Argumentation Studies.
CEI, room 2266
Irene Muir, GATA Network Coordinator
As the GATA Network Coordinator, Irene provides support, mentorship, and professional development opportunities to GAs and TAs on campus. Irene is a PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Human Kinetics, specializing in sport and exercise psychology. She has experience as both a graduate assistant and sessional instructor and is currently completing the University Teaching Certificate.
CTL-LMS Coop Students - Summer 2021 Roster
Haris Delic, LMS Review Project Assistant
Haris Delic is a LMS Review Project Assistant at CTL. He is a 4th year business student specializing in human resources and minoring in finance.
One thing that interests him is the expansion and innovation that technology provides. He believes that with CTL, you are always working with new LMS systems and learning about new software that can revolutionize the student and faculty experience. He hopes to enhance his technological skills further by working with the CTL team by working on different projects throughout his work term.
One of my biggest career goals in life is to own a business. Although he is not certain what type of business it may be, but by working with CTL is helps him learn that there is so much potential in the LMS and technological field.
A quick fun fact about Haris is that he loves to play tennis and soccer during his spare time!
Mohamad Ghosn, Student Online Learning Assistant
Mohamad is a Student Online Learning Assistant for CTL at the University of Windsor. He is in his third year of studies in the Electrical and Computer Engineering program.
As the main goal of CTL is to provide aid and support to faculty, staff, and students in the online environment, Mohamad is dedicated in providing this same support and aid to all in need. He believes in CTL’s goals and looks forward to learning about all the different ways CTL assists people. Mohamad hopes to grow as an individual and learn all he can from the work culture of CTL.
Mohamad hopes to one day manage his own team in providing new technology that will help create efficiency. The CTL’s work environment, will help him learn all that he can about management and community work.
During his spare time, Mohamad enjoys swimming, as he used to be a lifeguard at the YMCA. He is usually either gaming, watching various shows, or going out with friends! (although COVID is not allowing much going out…)
Eric Jonathan, Student Online Learning Assistant
Eric is a Student Online Learning Assistant at CTL for the University of Windsor’s Online Learning System, Blackboard. He is currently in his third year pursuing an Electrical and Computer Engineering degree with a fourth-year specialization into electrical automotive.
With a keen interest in helping others, Eric chose to join the CTL team to improve key soft and hard skills for the workplace. Eric understands that well developed communication skills are a key factor in a successful career and through his time at CTL, he hopes to further improve his own skills with his interactions with clients, supervisors, and team members alike.
In the future, Eric hopes to incorporate the variety of skills he’s learned at CTL to eventually work in the electrical automotive industry. During his spare time, Eric enjoys playing music, basketball, and video games.
Nick Nguyen, Student Online Learning Assistant
Nick is a Student On-Line Learning Assistant for the Center for Teaching and Learning. He is entering his third year of electrical engineering.
Nick enjoys learning new things and subjects. He also enjoys finding problems and different ways to resolve them. At CTL, Nick is always improving and learning new tips and tricks about Blackboard, which he can later on help professors, staff, and students. What Nick hopes to gain from CTL is to further improve his oral communication and teaching skills through the various opportunities given here at CTL.
Currently, Nick is looking to finish his undergraduate at the University of Windsor as an electrical engineer and hopes to eventually positively affect lives.
On his spare time, he loves to relax and play video games with his friends.
Akshit Sharma, Student Online Learning Assistant
Akshit Sharma is a CTL co-op student as a Student Online Learning Assistant. He is currently a Mechanical Engineering student entering his third year. His interests includes IT Services and being able to assist faculty and staff in using Blackboard efficiently. Akshit is looking forward to working on AI projects such as the Chatbot.
Akshit hopes to one day become a project manager within the engineering field. He believes that working on projects at CTL will give him experience in being able to work with people on projects. During his spare time, Akshit loves to play sports, more specifically basketball with my friends. He also enjoy playing video games with friends when they get a chance.
Daniyaal Sohaib, Student Online Learning Assistant
Daniyaal is a Student On-line Learning Assistant for the CTL at the University of Windsor. He is in his third year of Mechanical Engineering, specializing in the Automotive option.
Daniyaal has always shown interest in learning about new software and technological tools along with the opportunities to take initiatives with assigned tasks. He believes that CTL proves to be a great department to practically acquire the skills he is seeking to strengthen. Daniyaal aims to utilize his experience within the engineering field, as it has significantly enhanced his public-speaking, problem-solving, project management, organizational, and analytical skills.
In the future, Daniyaal desires to work within the automotive field and aims to be part of the operations involving manufacturing and designing of automobiles.
During his spare time, Daniyaal enjoys a wide variety of hobbies including travelling, playing sports/video games, watching shows, and learning about different graphic-design or architectural software.
Kyle Tiede, Student Online Learning Assistant
Kyle has always enjoyed problem solving and assisting others with problems that arise. In doing so, Kyle hopes to enhance both his verbal and written communication skills by assisting students, faculty, and staff with problems or questions that arise while working at CTL.
Currently, Kyle is studying to become a Mechanical Engineer. He hopes to work with robots once he completes his bachelor’s degree.
Kyle enjoys playing sports like golf and hockey, and he also enjoys travelling whenever he can. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, and also enjoys activities such as wakeboarding.
Part-Time/Ignite Students - Summer 2021 Roster
Ronak Doowd, Senior LMS Project Assistant
Ronak is a MBA student at the Odette School of Business. She is currently entering her third module and plans to complete the program November of 2021.
Ronak began working with the Centre for Teaching and Learning as a full-time coop student in the summer of 2020. Currently, Ronak works part-time as a Senior LMS Project Assistant with CTL. Ronak has worked on campus for over a year as a Communication Assistant and Teaching Assistant with the Co-operative Education office. Ronak is currently working on various projects and works closely with our coop students to maintain an effective on-line teaching environment for our staff, faculty, and students.
After graduation, Ronak hopes to pursue a career is Human Resources, specifically training and development, and student professional development. She also hopes to become a sessional professor after gaining some industry experience!
During her spare time, Ronak likes to go for runs, play tennis, travel, and watch Modern Family on Netflix!
Rohan Dhillon, Student Online Learning Assistant
Rohan is a Student On-line Learning Assistant for BlackBoard at the University of Windsor. He is in his third year of Electrical Engineering.
Rohan enjoys problem solving as that is a fundamental part of Engineering and he applies his problem-solving skills to help the CTL achieve their goals. He loves to work one on one to with faculty, staff, and students to help them with any Blackboard issues they may have. This position has allowed him to develop his teaching skills and it has helped him improve his communication and organizational skills.
Currently, Rohan is studying to become an Electrical Engineer. He hopes to work in the automotive industry once he completes his bachelor’s degree.
He enjoys playing sports such as hockey and he also loves travelling.
Zorka Globarevic, Senior LMS Project Assistant
Zorka is a part-time Senior LMS Project Assistant for the CTL at the University of Windsor. She is currently in her last semester of Industrial Engineering (IE) with a minor in Mathematics.
Zorka has worked with a strong team of leaders here at CTL that has contributed to the effectiveness of academic units by providing technical, administrative, and project support for University of Windsor’s Learning Management System, Blackboard Learn. Some roles involved providing second level IT and related support to end-users to resolve any system related issues, development of documents for the CTL Annual Report, and supported instructors with adopting and implementing technology for their Blackboard course sites.
Working for CTL has enabled Zorka to work collaboratively with a diverse team, assist in organization of project, including elements of communication, logistics, project management and time management.
Zorka looks forward to providing innovative solutions to design, manage, organize, and assist businesses to operate at their optimum potential capacity as an IE one day.
Lidia Kojic, Student Online Learning Assistant
Lidia is a part-time Student LMS Project Assistant with the Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of Windsor. She is currently finishing her 3rd year of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Lidia first joined the incredible CTL team during the Summer 2020 semester on a full-time basis. She has returned since in a part-time capacity to continue to provide technical support for the learning technologies currently used campus wide. Her role involves offering live support via Bb Café, facilitating workshops, and collaborating on various projects; all of which have helped her continue to develop her technical communication skills.
With a variety of interests ranging from data analytics to user-experience design, Lidia hopes to continue to bridge the gap between users and technology throughout her career.
In her spare time, she can be found reading, traveling and overusing the exclamation mark in emails/messages!
Eric Mcfarlane, Student Online Learning Assistant
Eric is a Student Online Learning Assistant for the University of Windsor’s Learning Management system, Blackboard. He is in his third year of Electrical Engineering.
Eric has always enjoyed assisting others with technical problems, and while doing so advancing his communication and teaching skills. This position has allowed him to develop his knowledge in new software programs, as well as basic HTML understanding. Eric supports all staff and faculty with anything pertaining to Blackboard.
Eric is still determining his future career. However, he does know that he enjoys playing sports and traveling in his free time.
Hussein Merza, Student Online Learning Assistant
Hussein is a Student On-Line Learning Assistant for the University of Windsor’s Learning Management system, Blackboard. He is in his third year of studying Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a specialization in Computer Engineering.
Hussein is interested in analytics, software development, testing and documentation. As a Student On-Line Learning Assistant, he hopes to gain experience in customer service and improve his written and oral communication skills by helping students, faculty, and staff by providing end user support. He also hopes to gain QA skills and further his knowledge of reporting and database software. Hussein is working on weekly reporting using Google Analytics, several wiki pages, and is also testing and documenting the Bb upgrade for the Fall 2021 semester.
In the future, he hopes to work in the computer engineering field to continue learning alongside other fellow engineers on how to develop and test computer software and hardware.
Hussein enjoys playing videos games, programming microcontrollers, building/repairing computers, and electronics in general.
Lindsay Shaw, Research Coordinator, Institutional Teaching Culture Perception Surveys Project
Lindsay has been the Research Coordinator for the Institutional Teaching Culture Perception Surveys (ITCPS) project (https://qualityteachingculture.ca) since 2016. She is an Academic Advisor and is also a PhD Student in the Faculty of Education at Brock University. Her research interests include student learning and development, student services in higher education, and institutional teaching culture.
Lauren Weller, Curriculum Services
Lauren is an Ignite Summer Student with the Centre for Teaching and Learning.
Lauren holds a BSc Honours Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, two post-graduate certificates in sustainable development and environmental law, and spent 10 years working as an environmental manager in the mining industry before returning to academia. Lauren is currently completing an MSc in Environmental Science at the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER), University of Windsor, where she is also the FERN Program Coordinator in the Healthy Headwaters Lab.
Lauren is passionate about teaching in Higher Education and is due to complete the University Teaching Certificate Program offered by the University of Windsor in the summer of 2021.
Arief Kartolo, Indigenizing Curriculum
Arief Kartolo is a PhD candidate in the Applied Social Psychology program at the University of Windsor. His research focuses on the impact of intercultural and intergroup conflicts; specifically, on the impact and interventions to mitigate the negative effects of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination in the workplace. He has published numerous articles with a wide range of topics, including the investigation of organizational culture on perceived discrimination, empirical assessment on the uses of social media on Indigenous activism, and creation of a burnout measure. In addition to his academic work, he has written many blog posts and provided consultation services to advocate for the inclusion and well-being of employees in the workplace.