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 currently a PhD Candidate in the interdisciplinary Argumentation Studies program with a research focus on Critical Thinking Education.
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Gurjot Sohi, GATA Network Project Assistant
Gurjot is a Master of Social Work Candidate in the School of Social Work enrolled in final term. She is a first generation South Asian Canadian and the first member in her family to obtain a university degree and attend masters level studies. As future social worker, Gurjot is passionate about promoting socially just practices through research with an area of interest in policy making, program development and evaluation. She has held various roles at the University of Windsor including student representative, committee member and research student placement. In the role of GATA Network Project Assistant, Gurjot's goal is to engage in learning opportunities through the CTL to develop professional experience in the field of social work. Her interests include music, books, movies and travelling.
CTL-LMS Coop Students - Winter 2023 Roster
Ayman Khabit, Student LMS Assistant
Ayman is in his third year of Business Administration, specializing in the finance option. Ayman loves problem solving and getting involved with assisting coworkers and others with any arising issues. He enjoys participating and leading projects to success using his experience from previous employments.
Ayman is highly involved with campus clubs and activities that help younger students transitioning to Business administration find success in their future goals. The achievement of which he is most proud is employing struggling workers in his home country of Lebanon.
As an undergraduate student in Business Administration, Ayman hopes to one day work for and with leading financial institutions to help struggling small businesses. His favorite activity is scuba diving in remote areas.
Abbas Mansour, Student LMS Assistant
Abbas is currently a third-year Electrical Engineering student. Abbas’s role at the CTL is to assist users with the shift to Brightspace. Abbas is looking forward to learning new functions and getting familiar with them quickly to assist others in order to effectively assist other to successfully specific tasks on Brightspace.
Abbas’s career goals consist of working in the United States or Qatar in Electrical Engineering, preferably as a software/design engineer. The CTL will help boost the software aspect by providing experience with assisting with tickets and specific tasks for users around the University of Windsor.
Abbas enjoys watching and playing sports such as basketball, soccer, and football. Music is very therapeutic for him and reading more entrepreneurs books and listening to podcasts is something he has recently picked up.
Kap Thang, Student LMS Assistant
Kap Thang is in his third year of Computer Science, specializing in Software Engineering. Kap’s primary role includes responding to Blackboard support request tickets and providing assistance in BBCafe virtual help desk.
Kap’s passion is in the development of software for the web, desktop and mobile platforms – full stack development. Kap’s position at CTL will aid in further developing skills in presentation, teamwork and project management in a team coordinated environment. These assets will help guide Kap to pursue his career goals in the software industry. Kap has built several websites and web apps using some of the latest web technologies such as React, Tailwind and Express frameworks both as individually and as a group.
Kap’s career goals are to become a senior tech lead software engineer and teach computer science as a professor. CTL will help pave the way for Kap by helping him further develop his ability to present, manage, support, develop and lead in projects.
In his free time, Kap likes to learn new programming languages on YouTube by building new personal projects.
Daniel Vaxman, Student LMS Assistant
Daniel will be going into his fourth year of Computer Science, specializing in Network Security.
Daniel was an OOL Online Learning Assistant working with CTL and the Office of Open Learning during the Summer 2022 semester and will be working directly with the CTL Team through the Ignite student employment program this fall. Daniel enjoys working directly with faculty and students to resolve any issues as well as exploring ways to address certain tasks in a more efficient manner.Daniel has provided live support via BB Café and Teams, in addition to creating, editing and documenting how-to videos in YuJa. He has also collaborated on various projects that have improved his organization, communication, and project management skills.
In the future, Daniel aspires to work in the cybersecurity industry as an ethical hacker after he obtains his bachelor's degree.
In his spare time, Daniel enjoys playing sports such as soccer and basketball as well as playing video games, chess, and piano. He also enjoys sports betting in addition to playing casino games such as Blackjack and Poker.
Part-Time/Ignite Students - Winter 2023 Roster
Natalie Beltrano, Curriculum Services Support
Natalie Beltrano is a PhD Candidate in the School of Social Work studying decision-making in child welfare. However, her first passion is teaching and she recently received her University Teaching Certificate. She has presented in several GATAcademies, and teaches at the University, and St. Clair and Durham College. She has contributed to the SoTL through projects focused on Inquiry-Based Learning for social work students and has transformed an asynchronous course through the application of IBL. She continues to engage in learning opportunities through the CTL to develop to her teaching skills.
Ravi Bhagat, Student LMS Project Assistant
Ravi is a Student LMS Project Assistant. Ravi is finishing his final year in Computer Science with a Software Engineering specialization.
Ravi’s current role at the CTL will allow him to continue the duties of his previous role as a Co-op student at CTL, such as helping the faculty members through the BB Café and the ticketing system, with programming, video editing, presentations, and workshops. That will allow him to think quick on his feet. Ravi believes that his experience as a Teaching Assistant is an asset as teaching is an integral part of his duties.
CTL pushes its employees to experience new things, as well as helps its employees to develop quick problem-solving, critical thinking, teaching, presentation, and public speaking skills. Therefore, this aligns with his career and personal goals.
Ravi likes solving programming puzzles, playing chess, watching cricket, and messing around with Rubik’s cubes. Not only that, but he is a massive Office (US) geek. Often, he finds himself quoting dialogues from it.
Mohamad Ghosn, Student Learning Management System (LMS) Assistant
Mohamad is a Learning Management System (LMS) Assistant for Blackboard at the University of Windsor. He is in his fourth year of Electrical Engineering. Mohamad enjoys working on new things and participates on many of the new project that the CTL is starting. He is happy to help with any technical issues people might be facing on their Blackboard or Brightspace course sites.
As an undergraduate student in Electrical Engineering, Mohamad hopes to one day work on various websites and technologies to allow for a more simple and easy life for all to enjoy.
His favorite activity would have to be swimming as he has been swimming since the age of three.
Akshat Gupta, Applications and Database Project Assistant
Akshat is a fourth-semester Master of Management student, specializing in business Data Analytics. This fall, he will be working part-time with CTL as an Applications and Database Project Assistant, wherein he will primarily be working on the Xanadu project. His role requires him to use multiple technologies to combine data from disparate sources and transform it as per the business requirements in order to get rid of any irregularities, which can later be converted into meaningful visualizations to communicate valuable insights for CTL manual reporting.
Akshat enjoys sweating out in the gym, listening to music, playing basketball, and skating.
Chidera Ikewibe, Anti-Oppression Initiatives at the University of Windsor
Chidera is an ignite student working with CTL and OHREA on an environmental scan of Anti-Black Racism and anti-oppression initiatives on the University of Windsor Campus. Chidera is a fourth year double major in English and Creative Writing and Psychology with Thesis. She hopes to one day be clinical neuropsychologist. In the meantime, when Chidera is not working or doing school, she can be found writing poetry or working on her podcast.
Mohammad Musaad Hussain Imteyaz, Teaching and Learning Research and Project Assistant
Mohammad Musaad enrolled at the Master’s in Electrical & Computer Engineering at University of Windsor in September 2021. He joined the Centre for Teaching and Learning as a Teaching & Learning Research Project Assistant in September 2022. Mohammad Musaad Assists the GATA Network in assessing the Qualtrics survey’s, content creator, front end lookout and literature reviewer and supports the Network digital outreach for various initiatives.
As a master student in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mohammad Musaad hopes to learn the development of sustainability with zero emissions. His interest is in FPGA , renewable energy, programming, and electronics power equipment design. This asset will guide Mohammad Musaad to pursue his career goals in the engineering industry.
His favorite activity is to play football, dance, swim, and code.
Manroop Mader, Student LMS Project Assistant
Manroop is currently in his third year of electrical engineering, and he will continue his work as a Student Learning Management System (LMS) Project Assistant for the CTL during the Fall 2022 semester.
Manroop’s main interest is solving complicated problems by problem-solving and by doing research. He enjoys this because solving complicated problems is vital in engineering. The CTL continues to allow him to work with faculty and students to help troubleshoot any problems with Blackboard or technical issues in general.
Currently, Manroop is in his third year of electrical engineering. Once he completes his degree, he hopes to be working in the aerospace industry. Manroop’s main goals are to obtain a leadership position once he completes his degree and continue to boost his networking abilities throughout his career.
Something he likes to do in his spare time is play sports such as basketball and football. Manroop also enjoys travelling. One of his favourite places to visit is London, England.
Jashkumar Anilbhai Makadiya, Applications and Database Project Assistant
Jash is a second semester Graduate Student at the University of Windsor pursuing a Master of Management specializing in Business Data Analytics. He will be working part-time with CTL as an Applications and Database Project Assistant, wherein he will primarily be working on the Xanadu project. He has a few years of experience in development and analysis combining hands-on experience with software tools and technologies like SQL and Python.
He kills his time watching stand-up comedy and motivational podcasts. He has played Badminton at the National Level, so you might often find him at the Lancer Rec Court.
Sarah Merza, Student LMS Project Assistant
Sarah is in her second year of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at the university of Windsor. She is currently working at CTL as a Student Learning Management System (LMS) Project Assistant.
Sarah joined CTL as an ignite student to help the CTL team with supporting the learning management system (LMS) D2L Brightspace. Her role involves testing, documenting, and collaborating on various projects involving the new LMS. She is also responsible for offering live/in-person support via Brightspace Drop-in and collaborating on various projects.
In the future, Sarah hopes to work in the medical field as a pharmacist/pediatrician and aims to help those in need.
During her spare time, Sarah enjoys painting, swimming, and volunteering at various organizations at the university of Windsor including PSC and Relay for Life.
Helia Norouzi, Teaching and Learning Research and Project Assistant
Helia is currently in her second year of MASc. Industrial Engineering. She will work part-time with CTL as a Teaching and Learning Research and Project Assistant during the Fall 2022 semester.
She loves project management and related concepts. So, she joined CTL as an ignite student to help the CTL team in the organization of events and projects, supporting the writing of reports and articles, and creating presentations related to teaching and learning projects and events.
Allyssa Poulin, Student LMS Project Assistant
Allyssa is in her fourth year of Computer Science specializing in Software Engineering. She has just joined the Center for Teaching and Learning as a student learning management system project assistant. Allyssa is here to help make the transition from Blackboard to Brightspace as smooth as possible. A passion of hers is accessibility to and in technology. CTL will provide a venue for Allyssa to pursue this passion by allowing her to make technology less daunting and confusing for others. When she graduates, she hopes to become a Software Engineer. Working at CTL has helped Allyssa build her confidence, especially presenting and speaking in online meetings.
Umang Shrestha, Student LMS Project Assistant
Umang is currently in first year pursuing Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering. As an avid e-learning enthusiast, Umang joined CTL through co-op to learn how to effectively use virtual environments for facilitating learning and solving problems.
The various workshops, BB cafe sessions, and TDX support he is participating in will be useful for refining communication skills that will assist Umang in his goal of abstracting the complexity behind tools and technology to make it easily accessible to more people.
In his free time, Umang likes to spend time talking to friends and family.
Kyle Tiede, Student LMS Project Assistant
Kyle is in his fourth year of Mechanical Engineering, specializing in the Aerospace option.
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 within the aerospace industry 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 activities such as wakeboarding.