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Our Team

The Course Development team consists of two collaborative teams that work together - the Development team and the Production team. These two teams work in tandem to curate learning modules that integrate educational pedagogy, accessibility, state of the art user experience and navigation, a high attention to detail and design, and a strong knowledge of course development.


Managers, Lynsee Stephens and Sonali Sheth

The Course Development team is led by Lynsee Stephens, Manager of Course Development, and Sonali Sheth, Manager of Production and Implementation. They are the primary contact for new projects and can be reached at:

Development Team

The Development team works directly with the content provided by the subject matter expert (SME) to design an innovative and engaging online module for learners. They ensure educational pedagogy, instructional design principles, and online learning standards are upheld at each step of the course development process.

The Development team consists of Educational Developers and Instructional Designers, Lead Instructional Design Assistants, and Instructional Design Assistants.

Jenny Stodola

Joeline Lim

Rachel Burger

Shelby Gilmore

Simran Somji

Trinidad Mena

Adam Cornwall (Casual)

Aleksandra Velickovic (Casual)

Shrutika Sukumar (Casual)

Emma Hildebrandt

Jessica de Haan

Rhonda Newhook


Claire Dans (Casual)

Mitch Profeit (Casual)

Adelina Valiquette

Hannah Priddle

Savannah Hendy

Vivekha Kengatharan

Cindy Paulino (Intern)

Nicole Manuelpillai (Intern)

Kaamraan Islam (Intern)

Madison Hartwick (SWEP)

Prisha Adya (SWEP)

Abirami Sivakumar (Casual)

Gracie Kehoe (Casual)

Javeria Baig (Casual)

Porta Kalun (Casual)

Sadia Akbar (Casual)

Sara Steckly (Casual)

Vivian Yang (Casual)


Production Team

The Production team works with the module prepared by the Development team. They translate the module into a learning software to produce custom interactive, engaging, and accessible modules for learners. They have expertise in graphic design, navigation and user experience design, and visual communication.

The Production team consists of Education and User Experience Designers, Learning Management System Specialists, Educational Technology Assistants, and Educational Technology Interns.

Calvin Wong

Cheryl Hallam

Forrest Heard

Haley Sherman 

Natalie Graham 

Reg Hodge (Senior)

Saif Elmaghraby

Blessing Hammond

Brian Hallam 

Stephen Sparks


Lesia Szyca (Medical Illustrator)

David Griffin (Casual)

Employment Opportunities with the Course Development Team

We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and offer a wide range of short-term and permanent positions in a variety of professional disciplines and levels of career experience. Staff positions are posted throughout the year while undergraduate positions have specific application periods as indicated on their respective websites.


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