Engineering Teaching and Learning Team

Do you want to…

  • Use onQ effectively?
  • Increase learner engagement?
  • Track your CEAB graduate attributes?
  • Design an accessible course for diverse learners?
  • Explore the Quality Matters™ framework for course quality?
  • Leverage educational technologies like Learning Catalytics, GRASP, and Lightboard?
  • Design assessments that promote active learning?
  • Find a quiet space to record audio or video?
  • Create multimedia to enhance learning?
  • Develop effective teamwork activities?
The Lightboard in the Engineering Teaching and Learning Lab

The Engineering Teaching and Learning Lab is here for you. Brainstorm with your very own multidisciplinary team of instructional designers, media specialists, videographers and experienced teachers. Drop in to the Lab on the main floor of Dupuis Hall in room G25, call 613-533-6000 ext. 74871 or email feas.online@queensu.ca. They are here to help!

Take a look at this video which explores the new Engineering Teaching and Learning Lab and introduces you to the team:

We're here to help you.

You can contact us by email (etlt@queensu.ca) or telephone (613-533-6000, ext. 74871) or come visit us in Dupuis Hall, Room G25.

Meet our team

Nerissa Mulligan
Assessment and Analytics Lead

Nerissa MulliganNerissa Mulligan, MASc, P.Eng. is the Assessment and Analytics Lead for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS). She holds a BASc in Geological Engineering from Queen’s University as well as an MASc in Water Resources (Civil Engineering) from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining FEAS, Nerissa spent many years as an environmental engineer working in both the public and private sectors.

Nerissa oversees assessment and continuous improvement processes for FEAS, including requirements by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) and the Queen’s University Cyclical Program Review. She also supports curriculum development activity and works to aggregate, analyze, and report on a range of data in FEAS. Nerissa is also an Assessment Facilitator for the Queen’s-wide Cognitive Assessment Redesign Project (CAR), where she works closely with instructors in various FEAS departments in developing or redesigning assignments and assessments that aim to cultivate and quantify cognitive skills.


Simon Bailey
Instructional Designer

Simon Bailey

Simon Bailey is an Instructional Designer (Engineering Teaching and Learning Team) and holds a BA from the University of the Arts, UK, and a Master’s in Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia. Simon has more than 12 years’ experience working with digital technologies and multimedia, and for over 7 years has been working specifically designing and developing courses within higher education. His current role involves supporting faculty in course design and development and specifically in course redesign for traditional, blended and fully online courses. He is a Quality Matters Certified Peer Reviewer.


Leigha Covell
Instructional Designer

Leigha Covell

Leigha Covell is an Certified Instructional Designer with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. Before coming to Queen’s, Leigha worked as an Instructional Designer at the Royal Military College of Canada. In her role, she provides pedagogical support for course design, manages course development and redesign projects, and provides one-on-one support for onsite instructors. Leigha is a founding member of the LEAP (Learn, Experience, Articulate, Present) Network on campus.

Leigha holds a B.Ed. from McGill University, a M.Ed. from Queen’s University and a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma of Instructional Design from Athabasca University.


Brittany McRae
Instructional Designer

Brittany McRae

Brittany McRae is an Instructional Designer with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. Over the last decade Brittany has worked in education in various roles including K-12 teaching and program development, Professor of Communications, and as faculty and educational technology support. In her current role, she provides pedagogical support to faculty and subject matter experts in course design and development projects in the areas of improving constructive alignment, writing learning outcomes, designing assessments, and integrating learning technologies in online, blended, and face to face delivery models.

Brittany received her B.Ed. from the University of Alberta, and both a Master’s of Arts in Educational Leadership and Management and an International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning from Royal Roads University. She is currently completing a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma of Instructional Design from Athabasca University.


Bobbie Osborne
Instructional Designer

Bobbie Osborne

Bobbie Osborne is an Instructional Designer with fifteen years of experience designing learning resources for face-to-face, blended, and online university courses. Prior to joining the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team, she worked as an instructional designer and digital pedagogy specialist at McMaster University. In her current role, she collaborates with faculty on course design and development, developing learning outcomes, improving constructive alignment, and designing activities and assessments to support cognitive engagement.

Bobbie has received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa, a Master of Arts (History) from the University of Toronto, and is currently working towards a Master’s in Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia.


Laura Shannon
Instructional Designer

Laura Shannon

Laura is an Instructional Designer with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. She obtained a Master of Education from Queen’s University where her main focus was on adult teaching and learning, and classroom student engagement strategies. Prior to joining the team, Laura worked in program development, and as a Professor where she developed and taught several online and face-to-face courses. In her current role as an Instructional Designer, she provides ongoing pedagogical support to faculty in their course design. She supports instructors and subject matter experts in developing online, blended, and face-to-face courses, while offering support in creating effective course learning outcomes, creative assessments, and ensuring constructive alignment.

Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University San Marcos, an Associate of Arts in Social and Behavioural Science from Santa Barbara City College, and a Master of Education from Queen’s University.


Robert Bertschi
Multimedia Design Specialist

Robert Bertschi

Robert Bertschi is a Multimedia Design Specialist with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. In his role, Robert supports course development teams within the faculty by researching, identifying, testing and implementing educational technologies and video production techniques to enhance the online learning experience for students. In addition, Robert assists with the creation of online course content by sharing knowledge, expertise, and know-how to support the conceptualization and design of online resources, specifically relating to audio, video, and graphical materials.

Robert received his BScH in Cognitive Science (2007), BA in Music (2008), B.Ed. in Intermediate/Senior Education (2012) and Professional Master’s of Education (2018) from Queen’s University. Robert has previously worked as a high school computer science, history and music teacher in Ontario, Jordan, and England, as well as, developed educational programs for the Boys and Girls Club.


Daniel Clarke
Multimedia Support Analyst

Daniel Clarke

Daniel Clarke is a Multimedia Support Analyst with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. His background is in software development with a focus on designing fun and accessible user experiences in games, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Daniel supports course development teams by implementing educational technologies and developing new ways to interact with educational materials.

Daniel received his BCmp in Software Design (2016) at Queen’s University, and has a Master’s of Science from Queen’s University (2018). His research is focused on electronic games for health, balancing accessibility requirements in exergames, and virtual reality. Daniel has previously worked as a software developer at IBM and as a game developer for the EQUIS Lab at Queen’s University.


Natalie Graham
Multimedia Support Analyst

Natalie Graham

Natalie Graham is a Multimedia Support Analyst with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. With a background in graphic design and photography, Natalie supports the course development team by working with course authors to create engaging visual content.

Natalie holds a diploma in integrated marketing and communications from St. Lawrence College, a certificate in academic writing from Queen’s, and is currently pursuing a BA in arts.


Kayleigh Johnston
Multimedia Support Analyst

Kayleigh Johnston is a Multimedia Support Analyst with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. Her background is in web/multimedia development and digital design. Before coming to Queen's, Kayleigh worked as a Professor of Web Design and Interactive Multimedia at Durham College. In her role, she supports course development teams by implementing educational technologies and developing new and innovative ways to deliver educational materials.

Kayleigh received her Ontario College Diploma in Internet Applications and Web Development from Durham College (2014). She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Trent University and a Bachelor of Adult Education and Digital Technology from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.


Eric Tremblay
Manager, Engineering Teaching and Learning Team

Eric Tremblay

Eric Tremblay, MSc, M.Ed., is the Manager (Engineering Teaching and Learning Team) with more than 15 years’ experience designing and developing online courses and programs. Eric provides leadership to a team of instructional designers and multimedia support personnel that directly support instructors in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. He is a Certified Instructional Designer and has taught online courses for St. Lawrence College, the Royal Military College of Canada and Queen’s University. He is a Quality Matters Certified Peer Reviewer and an editorial review board member for both the Journal of Computers and Mathematics in Science Teaching, and the Journal of Interactive Learning Research.