TLC Team


Heather Fitzgerald

Senior Advisor for Teaching and Learning

604 629 4517 |

I see my role in teaching and learning as a bridge-builder: I aim to build communities and connections within and between ECU instructors and other areas of the school that can support our teaching. I love learning about learning and facilitating conversations about how learning happens in (and outside of) our course. I am also passionate about peer-to-peer learning, for both students and instructors, because I believe we all have so much to offer one another.

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Nikolai Gauer

Instructional Technologies Specialist

604 844 3800 ext. 2932 |

I’m interested in making sure our learning technologies work to the benefit of our students and faculty and can enhance the learning experience rather than being viewed as obstacles to overcome. In my day to day I support faculty and staff, and facilitate workshops and training. I also assess and test new technologies for adoption, and together with IT take part in the Moodle, WordPress, and Kaltura support and administration team.


Micaela Kwiatkowski

Instructional Designer

604 844 3800 ext. 2995 |

I am an Instructional Designer at the Teaching and Learning Centre. I work with instructors on online course design, asynchronous and synchronous learning, online teaching, and Moodle. I deliver workshops on various online teaching tools and strategies and am always eager to hear about different teaching experiences and innovations from the ECU community. You can reach out to me to book a one-on-one session or a workshop. Together can work to develop collaborative approaches to online learning.

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Sandy Ewart

Teaching & Learning Centre Assistant

604 629 4511 |

I received my BFA in Media Arts & Digital Technologies from The Alberta College of Art & Design (now Alberta University for the Arts) in 2004. After many years working with non-profit arts organizations such as the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, I joined the Emily Carr community in 2018 as Program Assistant with the Writing Centre. I appreciate the opportunity to support the Teaching and Learning team in their work and to help the TLC grow.

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Jen Woodin

Faculty Events Coordinator

As an artist, designer, educator, meditation mentor and bee-keeper, I aspire to awaken kindness and wisdom within society. My creative process weaves together the craft of compassion, transformative social practices, object making, relationship building and contemplative technologies. I’m a co-founder of the Hudson Valley Bee Habitat, pollinating public engagement with bees, the environment, and each other - encouraging both humans and bees to thrive. I facilitate communities of people in finding ways to connect, share and deepen understanding.