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Office Tel: (306) 966-2231
Office Fax: (306) 966-2242
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Nancy Turner, Director 

Nancy’s role as Director involves strategic leadership of the Centre along with leading and contributing to institutional initiatives to enhance learning and teaching. Nancy returned to Saskatchewan to take up this position in 2013 after a decade working in London England. Her previous roles include Acting Dean and Associate Dean of Learning, Teaching and Enhancement at the University of the Arts London and Director of Educational Development at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her work for the past 12 years has focused on strategic leadership of learning and teaching enhancement including initial and continuing professional development of faculty and graduate students, technology enhanced learning, reward and recognition for teaching, sustainability, student engagement in educational change, and open education. Her main areas of research are development of self belief, professional development and change in higher education. Nancy has taught for over two decades in Canadian and UK Higher Education in classroom, laboratory and online learning environments and has lead curriculum design and delivery in both National contexts.

Contact her by E-mail or by phone (306.966.1804).

Sharilyn Lee, Assistant

Sharilyn joined the U of S in the Fall of 1997 in the College of Graduate Studies and Research. In 2005 she accepted a position with the Department of Art and Art History where she remained until 2012. After that, she became a part of the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts Administrative Commons. Sharilyn joined the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness in October 2013 assisting with the day-to-day operations of the office.

Contact her by E-mail or by phone (306.966.2231).

Dr. Winona Wheeler, Faculty Fellow

PhD (2000) Comparative Ethnic Studies/History/Native American Studies. University of California, Berkeley

MA (1988) History. University of British Columbia

BA, Hons (1986) History. University of Manitoba

Winona is a member of the Ochekwi Sipi (Fisher River) Cree Nation in Treaty No. 5 (Manitoba) territory though her family hails from George Gordon’s First Nation in Treaty No. 4 territory Saskatchewan). She has been a professional historian and a professor of Indigenous Studies since 1988 with research interests in and publications on the history of Indigenous-Newcomer relations, Indigenous oral histories and traditional knowledge, colonialism and anti-colonial studies, Land Claims and Treaty Rights. She is currently an Associate Professor and the Department Head of Native Studies (soon to be Indigenous Studies) at the University of Saskatchewan, President Elect of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), and serves on local and national committees including the Aboriginal Advisory Committee of the Canadian Museum of History and as Keeper for the upcoming Walking With Our Sisters Exhibit (October 31 – November 21, 2014 in Saskatoon). She is a mother, a grandmother, and lives at Sakakweyana ranch near Duck Lake, SK, with her husband Tyrone Tootoosis and her horses.

Dr. Jay Wilson, Faculty Fellow

Dr. Jay Wilson is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Curriculum Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. He is the Graduate Chair for the Curriculum Studies and Educational Technology and Design programs. He has extensive teaching experience in the area of technology and its application to learning and instruction. He is frequently called upon to consult in the areas of multimedia production, presentation skills, and delivery of professional development. His program of research centers on skill development in educators, experiential leaning, and design studio learning environments. Dr. Wilson was awarded the International D2L and STLHE Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award in 2012, the Apple Distinguished Educator award in 2011, the U of S Provost's Outstanding New Teacher Award in 2010 and the College of Education Graduates' Choice Instructor of the Year award in 2010. 

Contact him by E-mail

Frank Bulk, Manager, E-Learning and Innovative Programs

Frank Bulk

Frank Bulk has worked at the University of Saskatchewan since 1991, in a number of capacities all related to educational technology. In 1999 he earned his Master in Education (Curriculum) with a focus on learning technologies and adult education. He managed the provincially funded Technology Enhanced Learning program from 2006 to 2010, which supported significant growth in distance education courses and the use of technology for blended learning.

As a member of the ULC/GMCTE team, Frank provides guidance and advice on learning technologies and distributed education. In 2011 Frank was assigned work on experiential learning initiatives; to promote, showcase, and facilitate new experiential learning opportunities for students. Frank is currently the acting program director for the University Learning Centre which supports student success through a range of academic support programs.

Frank can be reached by E-mail or by phone (306.966.6702).

Tereigh Ewert-Bauer, Educational Development Specialist

Tereigh is a mother of two amazing daughters, and has lived on many treaty territories, and in Latin America.  She completed her M.A. in English Literature in 2005, focusing on “whiteness,” feminism, life-writing and identity, and neo-colonial theories.  Building on this foundation, she has completed the UBC Certificate in Intercultural Studies, and is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory.

Tereigh has been with the GMCTE since October 2000. Formerly working with Jeff Baker and Collen Charles, and currently Sylvia McAdam, the BEADWORK committee (College of Education), Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers, community members, and faculty and staff, she has been on a life-long transformative learning journey while co-creating the Indigenous Voices program.

Some of Tereigh’s scholarly and developmental interests include decolonizing and Indigenizing the university, intercultural competency and communication, internationalization, inclusive teaching practices across the disciplines, critically reflective teaching.

Tereigh can be reached by E-mail or by phone (306.966.6321).

Jim Greer

Jim Greer

Jim Greer is a Professor of Computer Science and has been at the University of Saskatchewan since 1987. Over that time, with many collaborating researchers and graduate students in the ARIES Laboratory, he has been an active researcher in advanced learning technology and adaptive learning environments. Jim is committed to teaching excellence and mentorship. He received the University of Saskatchewan Master Teacher award in 2001, and the Outstanding Graduate Supervisor award in 2005.

Contact him by E-mail or by phone (306.966.2234).

Marylou Mintram, Program Coordinator

Tansi, My name is Marylou Mintram. My homeland is based in Treaty Five territory called Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, Nelson House (Northern Manitoba). 

In 2003, I graduated with distinction from Toronto Film School. Subsequently building my broadcasting experience as an associate producer and provided programing for CityTV, CTV, Toronto 1, Discovery Channel and APTN. Throughout my time in broadcasting, I realized that the various projects I had worked on focus on bring Aboriginal realities to the forefront and using media as a tool to help build greater understanding of Indigenous knowledge.  Over the years I have served on multiple boards such as: Saskatoon Health Region First Nations and Métis Patient and Family Care Advisory Council, USSU daycare, Native Women’s Resource Centre, Aboriginal Student Leadership Group and the Indigenous Student Council at U of S.  I'm committed to being a mom, cultural instructor and volunteering my time to role model for causes like: Walking With Our Sisters, sitting on PR committee for Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Saskatoon Chapter, helping plan events on campus with Indigenous Students Council and Aboriginal Student Leadership Group.

Marylou can be reached by email.

Kim West, Educational Development Specialist

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Kim West (PhD, Carleton University) is an Educational Development Specialist with The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness and Professional Affiliate with the Department of Geography and Planning.  

Kim has been teaching and working in the fields of educational development and geography/geology since 2001. Her primary focus has been guiding and mentoring graduate students in the philosophy and practice of university teaching. Consequently she has designed and taught several courses for the College of Graduate Studies and Research, including GSR 989: Introduction to University Teaching and GSR 982: Mentored Teaching.  As a Professional Affiliate, Kim also teaches undergraduate courses for the Department of Geography and Planning and for the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity.

Her educational scholarship involves research on the following topics: rapport-building, trust, creativity, poetic transcription, and teaching philosophies. 

She can be reached by E-mail or by phone (306.966.2249).

Sheryl Mills, Program and Curriculum Development Specialist

Sheryl Mills (PhD, University of Saskatchewan) has three guiding professional commitments: (1) to appreciate connections among people, ideas and initiatives; (2) to appreciate innovation, scholarship and intellectual craftsmanship; and (3) to appreciate diversity and creativity. Her role at GMCTE is to support program and curriculum innovation and revitalization from first steps through to approval and implementation. Sheryl’s research interests include Indigenous, holistic and right-brain ways of knowing and learning, and personal, professional and organizational change. Her dissertation research was on instructional renovation at the post-secondary level.

Contact her by E-mail or by phone (306.966.5867).

Susan Bens, Program and Curriculum Development Specialist

Susan (PhD University of Saskatchewan) has worked at the U of S since 1997 in student affairs roles ranging from direct service to senior leadership and in 2011 joined the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness. As a member of the Curriculum Innovation Team, Susan works with a range of academic units supporting program and curriculum renewal and rejoices in seeing how different disciplines envision their curricula and move in the direction of their program goals. In addition to her practical knowledge of curriculum change processes, Susan can provide ideas for engaging student feedback and insight through focus groups and designing assessments that foster students' academic integrity. Susan serves as a professional affiliate in the Department of Educational Administration and, as a sessional lecturer, has taught a graduate course in university administration (Education) and undergraduate courses in leadership (Kinesiology, Agriculture & Bioresources).

Susan may be contacted via Email.

Carolyn Hoessler, Program and Curriculum Development Specialist

Carolyn Hoessler (Ph.D. Queen's University) joined the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness in June 2012 as a Program and Curriculum Development Specialist. As part of the Curriculum Innovation team, her focus is on teaching and learning in higher education, assessment, program evaluation, graduate student development, and mentorship. In supporting individuals, programs, and departments, she draws on her background in quantitative statistical and mixed-method research in both education and psychology. Her research interests encompass contextual, social, interpersonal, and motivational influences shaping educational and professional development experiences. Her doctoral research examines support for graduate students’ teaching across the multi-layered context in which they learn and teach.

Prior to coming to the University of Saskatchewan, Carolyn worked as an Educational Development Associate at the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Queen’s University during her PhD in Education, and as a Teaching Assistant Associate at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Educational Development Office while completing a Master’s degree in Psychology.

 Contact her by E-mail or by phone (306.966.5371).

Roxanne Martine, Curriculum Assistant - On Leave 

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Roxanne earned her Executive Assistant Certificate in 2000 and joined the U of S in 2007, after being involved in the insurance industry for many years. She loves learning and has been advancing her skills and knowledge throughout her career. In her current role, she assists the Program and Curriculum Development Specialists and Instructional Design Specialists with administrative tasks, as well as manages financials.

Contact her by E-mail or by phone (306.966.4832).

Jesse Witow, Curriculum Assistant 

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Jesse completed his B.A. (Hons) in Philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan in 2012, and plans to pursue further education in Computing and Information Systems.  He has joined the Gwenna Moss Centre as a temporary replacement for Roxanne Martine while she is on leave - covering her administrative assistant tasks, tracking GMCTE projects, overseeing grant finances (Curriculum Innovation Fund & Experiential Learning Fund), and working with digital resources to aid the GMCTE team.

Contact Jesse by E-mail or by phone (306.966.4832).

Heather Ross, Instructional Design Specialist

Heather Ross

Heather received her B.A. (Journalism) from California State University Northridge, her B.Ed. (Secondary Education) from the University of Toronto and her M.Ed. (Curriculum Studies - Educational Communications and Technology) from the University of Saskatchewan. She worked as an instructional designer at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) for six years before joining the team at the Gwennna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness in November 2011. While completing her M.Ed. she worked as a research assistant for Richard Schwier on studies related to instructional design and virtual learning communities. She is currently working on her PhD in Educational Technology and Design, studying open educational practices.

Heather can be contacted by E-mail or by phone (306.966.5327).

Ryan Banow, Instructional Design Specialist


Ryan joined the Gwenna Moss Centre after five years as a secondary mathematics and physics teacher in rural Saskatchewan. He has completed an M.Ed in Educational Technology and Design, a B.Ed. and a B.Sc. in Math all at the University of Saskatchewan. During his time at the Gwenna Moss Centre, he has taught GSR 979: Introductory Instructional Skills, as well as led workshops on Course Design and Flipped Teaching. He also teaches undergraduate courses in the College of Education. His interests include online learning, flipped and blended learning, educational technology, student response systems, and STEM education. He is very excited to be working with faculty to transform teaching and learning on campus and in online environments.

Ryan can be contacted by E-mail or by phone (306.966.5508)

Barbara Schindelka, Instructional Design Specialist

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Barbara has been with the Gwenna Moss Centre as an Instructional Design Specialist since 2011. Prior to that, she worked on campus as an Instructional Designer at EMAP and the Extension Division. Born and raised in rural Saskatchewan, Barbara obtained both her degrees [B.Ed.; M.Ed., Curriculum Studies, Educational Communications & Technologies] from the U of S. Her areas of expertise include teaching effectiveness and professional development, assessment, and the design of educational multimedia. She loves teaching and is dedicated to the U of S teaching and learning community through her work at the GMCTE.

Barbara can be contacted by E-mail or by phone (306.966.5905).

Wenona Partridge, Instructional Design Assistant


Wenona Partridge completed her MA in Philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan and her BA at the University of Lethbridge. She is currently a graduate student in the Department of Curriculum Studies. Her interests are diverse, but are focused on art and design, communication, reward and recognition of teaching, instructional design, graduate student support and development, and issues around access to education. She is currently co-teaching Introduction to Teaching Online, GSR 974 (Advanced Graduate Professional Skills Certificate), and GSR 984 (Thinking Critically), and supporting national and international teaching award nominations.

 Wenona can be contacted by E-mail or by phone (306.966.5287).

Giselle Patrick, Research and Evaluation Analyst

Giselle works part time at the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness in the capacity of Research and Evaluation Analyst. She is also a PhD Student in Applied Social Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan. She has experience working in programme evaluation in several different contexts and communities.

Adam Pottle, Graduate Student Assistant

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Working as a graduate assistant, Adam Pottle is currently helping to organize the 2014 Graduate Student Fall Orientation to Teaching and Learning. He is also assisting with the development of the Graduate Professional Skills Certificate, a program in which graduate students cultivate and/or enhance crucial skills such as management, leadership, communication, and entrepreneurship.Prior to arriving in Saskatoon, Adam completed his BA and his MA in English at the University of Northern BC in Prince George, British Columbia. He is now a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University of Saskatchewan. His research explores how Canadian novels portray disability—specifically, how disability disrupts and refreshes Canadian stories. 

Adam can be contacted by E-mail

Stephanie Frost, Online Support Coordinator

Stephanie has worked at the University of Saskatchewan since 2007, joining the Gwenna Moss Centre in 2015. She is interested in Artificial Intelligence in Education and is currently finishing up her M.Sc. in the area of instructional planning as a member of the ARIES lab (Advanced Research in Intelligent Educational Systems) in the Department of Computer Science. She has published, with co-authors, at the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education in 2013 and 2015. (homepage) In her role at the Gwenna Moss Centre, Stephanie is a member of the Learning Analytics team and works on other systems such as the U of S Open CourseWare site. Prior to coming to the GMC, Stephanie worked at the University Learning Centre doing web application development for student academic support. Prior to that, Stephanie completed her B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science and worked as a programmer for a number of years to support the K-12 education system.

Stephanie can be contacted by E-mail or by phone (306.966.1487).

Elicia Erker, Programmer Intern

Elicia joined the Gwenna Moss Centre in May 2015. She began working at the University of Saskatchewan in 2013 as a student programmer for the University Learning Centre. She started working full-time at the ULC as an intern in 2014 before coming to the GMC to finish her internship. Her work for the Gwenna Moss Centre includes application development for Learning Analytics, and maintenance on systems such as Events Registration and Open CourseWare. She spends much of her time outside of work on Computer Science related activities, as an active executive for the Computer Science Students' Society, and volunteering for events such as Ladies Learning Code. Elicia will be returning to classes in the fall to finish her B.Sc. in Computer Science.

Elicia can be contacted by E-mail or by phone (306.966.5899).