About the Teaching and Learning Centre

Welcome to the Teaching and Learning Centre at STFX!

Born out of the Faculty Development Committee and driven by the exceptional leadership of our founding coordinator Dr. Angie Kolen, the Teaching and Learning Centre at StFX is a hub, meant to help celebrate and further develop the craft of teaching at the university.

There are so many examples of high quality and innovative approaches to learning at StFX. In many ways the Centre itself crowdsources best practices and creates a space for conversations that positions teaching and learning at the heart of the university.

The Teaching and Learning Centre also connects the university to resources from the Maple League and the Association of Atlantic Universities, two organizations that STFX strongly supports.

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Jack Rice
Interim Coordinator, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Director, StFX Online

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Erin Austen
Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology

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Jeannie Cameron, BSc, MSc, PIDP, PhD Student (Education)
Academic Developer, StFX Online

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Matea Drljepan, BSc, MSc, PhD
Academic Technologist, Centre for Teaching and Learning, adjunct professor in Earth Sciences

Dr. Matea Drljepan received her Bachelor and Master's degrees from Brock University. In 2018, she obtained her PhD from the University of Western Ontario specializing in geology. Dr. Drljepan is an adjunct professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at StFX where she has taught Paleontology and Advanced Sedimentology and is a member of the StFX Online Team. She is also a member of the StFX Digital Humanities Group

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Kaitlin Fuller, BA, MLIS
Scholarly Communications & Health Sciences Librarian

Kaitlin is a Scholarly Communications & Health Sciences Librarian at StFX University. Kaitlin joined StFX from NSCC, where she taught in the Library and Information Technology program for the eCampus. With over five years of experience as the Education Librarian for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Kaitlin is skilled in searching for clinical questions and conducting comprehensive literature searches. She holds an MLIS from Dalhousie University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia. Kaitlin has a passion for teaching and supporting students, faculty, and staff in their research.

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Bobbi Morrison, BSc, BBA, PhD
Professor of Marketing and Enterprise Systems

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Shafik Nanji, BSc, BEd, MEd
Senior Manager, StFX Online

Shafik Nanji is passionate about promoting evidence-based teaching and learning best practices and providing participatory and consultative leadership for greater inclusivity and accessibility in the delivery of university courses and programs. He has a track record of successfully implementing professional development and support to improve services in higher education. He has a BSc from the University of Western Ontario, a BEd from the University of Toronto, and an MEd from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. He is currently Senior Manager, StFX Online, a member of the StFX Accessibility Committee, and is the representative for StFX on the AAU Coordinating Committee on Faculty Development.

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Maria Soledad Paz-MacKay, BA, MA, PhD
Associate Professor of Modern Languages

Dr. María Soledad Paz-Mackay obtained her Ph.D. in Spanish (Contemporary Latin American Literature) from the University of Ottawa where she also completed her MA. Her doctoral dissertation analyses the fictional representation of History and Collective Memory in four Argentinean novels, published between 1995 and 2002, which reflects on topics related to the last dictatorship.

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Allison Tucker, BA, BEd, PhD
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, Curriculum & Leadership

Dr. Allison Tucker began her teaching career in education in 1994. Having lived, taught, and studied in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and Newfoundland and Labrador she finally landed in Nova Scotia to join St. FX in 2021. She completed a BA from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, BEd from the University of Calgary, MEd from the University of Victoria, and PhD from Nipissing University. 



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