Queen's University has one of the largest Engineering-focused Teaching and Learning Teams in Canada. Established in 2014 and currently staffed with many educational specialists, it has a proven track record for partnering with instructors and subject matter experts to intentionally design curriculum and create meaningful learning experiences using evidence-based practices, including the Quality Matters™ framework.

The Engineering Teaching and Learning Team (ETLT) is here for you as an instructor support service in FEAS. Brainstorm one-on-one with a team of instructional designers, media specialists, videographers, educational developers, and experienced teachers. Drop into the lab on the main floor of Dupuis Hall in room G25 (8:30 am-4:30 pm), call 613-533-6000 ext. 74871, email etlt@queensu.ca or access the ETLT remotely via LiveChat during regular business hours. Whether you’re looking for help with a quick question, considering reworking your course design or wanting to learn more about a teaching and learning topic, the ETLT is here to help!

The Director of the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team provides leadership for a fabulous team of educational professionals who are passionate about working with instructors to create a world-class student-centered environment in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Reach out to the Director of the ETLT to:

  • Learn more about how the ETLT can help you
  • Discuss an idea for a new course or program


Eric Tremblay

Eric Tremblay

Eric Tremblay, M.Sc., M.Ed., is the Director (Engineering Teaching and Learning Team) with more than 20 years’ experience designing and developing courses and programs in the higher education space.  He is a Certified Instructional Designer and experienced instructor, having taught more than 30 different courses for St. Lawrence College, the Royal Military College of Canada, and Queen’s University. He is a Quality Matters Certified Peer Reviewer and past Vice-President of the Canadian Association of Instructional Designers.

The Instructional Designers work collaboratively with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science faculty and staff to create engaging and effective instructional materials for various delivery formats to support program offerings and other projects. Reach out to the Instructional Designers to:

  • Brainstorm ideas to increase learner engagement
  • Design activities and assessments that promote active learning
  • Design assessment rubrics that measure your course learning outcomes
  • Leverage educational technologies like video conferencing, peer-to-peer feedback tools, and lightboard
  • Redesign courses to align with effective practices for equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigeneity initiatives
  • Explore the Quality Matters™ framework for course quality
  • Brainstorm how to include experiential learning in your course


Simon Bailey

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.


Brittany McRae

Brittany McRae

Brittany McRae is an Instructional Designer with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. For over a 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. She is also trained as a Peer Reviewer in the Quality Matters framework.

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


Satish Kumar Kotha

Satish Kotha

Satish Kumar Kotha is an Instructional Designer with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. 


He has held teaching, administrative, and research positions while working in the USA, India, and Canada. Satish designed, developed, and facilitated courses in the academic and corporate sectors.  He developed courses for face-to-face, online, and hybrid scenarios. He approaches the teaching and learning process through the principles of universal design for learning.


Satish considers himself a lifelong learner and believes in the power of adaptability in the ever-evolving field of education. His interests include learning about new tools of education technology and developing active learning strategies for everyday learning.


Satish holds a B.Tech in Biomedical Engineering from JNTUH, India, an MS in Biomedical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University, USA, and a Graduate Diploma in Learning and Technology from Royal Roads University, Canada.


Leigha Covell

Leigha Covell

Leigha Covell is a 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, and she is trained in the Quality Matters framework.

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


Barbara Mclachlan

Barbara Mclachlan

Barbara McLachlan is the Educational Quality Specialist Intern with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. Barbara is currently a third-year Chemical Engineering Student at Queen’s University studying the Bioengineering sub-plan. In her current role, she works alongside the Instructional Designers on course design and development projects. Her interests include working to increase learner engagement and assisting in course redesigns to align with EDII-AS initiatives. Barbara is excited to learn about the integration of various learning technologies into course designs and analyze courses from a student perspective.


Sarah Greco (on leave)

Sarah Greco

Sarah Greco is an Instructional Designer with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. In her role, she provides pedagogical support to faculty and subject matter experts in areas of course design and development for blended and online courses. Prior to joining Queen’s, Sarah worked as a Learning Experience Designer and an educational researcher at the University of Victoria. In her design role, she supported instructors and students in implementing learning technologies, supported online course development, and provided recommendations for effective teaching and learning practices. Sarah has conducted research on student engagement, academic success, and self-regulated learning, and has presented her work at local and international conferences.

Sarah holds a BA (Hons) in Psychology from Queen's University, a Certificate in Business from the Smith School of Business at Queen's University, and an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from the University of Victoria. Sarah is trained in the Quality Matters framework.

Educational Media Producers support course development teams within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science by researching, identifying, testing, and implementing educational technologies and video production techniques to enhance the online learning experience for students. Reach out to the Educational Media Producers to learn more about:

  • Using video creation and editing tools
  • Filming course-related videos with a professional videographer (on-site or off-site)
  • Educational technologies like lightboard and 360-degree video
  • Using educational technology hardware and software
  • Finding an optimal space to record audio or video
  • Exploring the Quality Matters™ framework for course quality


Kayleigh Johnston

Kayleigh Johnston

Kayleigh Johnston is an Educational Media Producer 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 is trained in the Quality Matters framework.

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.


Justin Holland

Justin Holland

Justin Holland is an Educational Media Producer with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. Before coming to Queen’s, Justin worked in Marketing for Elite Window Cleaning; leading in the design of their new sister company, Lemonade Window Cleaning, in Florida. He has years of experience as a freelance multimedia producer, creating content for companies like Pita Pit, the YMCA, and the NDP. His work in film led to him producing an abundance of content for bands and musicians across Canada, including the likes of The Glorious Sons, Busty and the Bass, B. Rich, The Wilderness, and many more.

In his current role, he works alongside educators and instructional designers to plan and create educational material supporting course development. Justin is trained in the Quality Matters framework.


Eden Shvartz

Eden Shvartz

Eden Shvartz is an Educational Media Creator with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. She is entering her third year of Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University. Her role within the Engineering Teaching and Learning team is multi-faceted. She collaborates closely with instructors, subject matter experts, and fellow team members to identify the most effective instructional methods and media formats. She’s involved with all aspects of media creation, including video creation, post-production, graphic design, and more.

The Curriculum and Assessment Lead 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. They also support curriculum development activities. Reach out to the Curriculum and Assessment Lead for more information about:

    • CEAB and accreditation
    • Tracking your Course Learning Outcomes for accreditation purposes
    • Using surveys with your students to collect feedback


Gillian Woodruff

Gillian-Woodruff

Gillian Woodruff holds a B.Sc. (Mathematics and Engineering) and an M.Sc. Electrical Engineering) from Queen’s University, and is also trained in the Quality Matters framework. Prior to her current role, she was the Program Associate for the Queen’s engineering course APSC 200/293 (engineering design, practice, and communications).  After graduation, she first worked as a research engineer and then manager in the telecommunications industry.  She has also been an adjunct instructor for first-year engineering courses at both Queen’s and the University of Toronto.




Emma Corbett (on leave)

Emma Corbett

Emma Corbett is the Curriculum and Assessment Lead for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS). She is responsible for overseeing the assessment and continuous improvement processes for FEAS. This includes meeting requirements set out by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) and the Queen’s University Cyclical Program Review. She also supports curriculum development activities and works to aggregate, analyze, and report on a wide range of data in FEAS.

Emma holds a BASc in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University and is also trained in the Quality Matters framework. During her undergraduate degree, she held multiple positions within FEAS, one being a Data Analyst in support of accreditation. Prior to her current role, Emma worked as a Data Scientist with MaxSold in Kingston.

The Educational Support Specialist provides frontline support for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science faculty and staff. This role also provides support with cyclical tasks, like preparing courses for the upcoming semester. They provide 1-1 support for onQ and other educational technology, and are the person you will likely hear from when emailing the ETLT! Reach out to the Educational Support Specialist to learn more about:

  • Organizing and using onQ more effectively
  • Troubleshooting an issue with onQ
  • Designing an accessible course using inclusive pedagogies


Jenna Hamilton

Jenna Hamilton

Jenna Hamilton is the Educational Support Specialist with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. She is the team’s frontline person and provides support to both the team and faculty with all ongoing projects. Jenna previously worked as a FEAS Remote Exam Coordinator for the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team.

Before starting with Queen’s University, Jenna worked as a Children and Youth Program Coordinator for the Loyalist Township. She also taught in Montreal for 3 years with the English Montreal School Board. Jenna holds a B.Ed. from McGill University and is trained in the Quality Matters framework.

The Extended Realities Developer works collaboratively with instructors to create augmented reality, mixed reality, and virtual reality learning experiences where students engage with authentic scenarios and tasks that may not be accessible because of various factors such as safety and opportunity. Reach out to the Extended Realities Developer to learn more about:

  • Leveraging educational technologies like virtual reality, augmented reality, and branching scenarios


Michael Chabot

Michael Chabot

Michael Chabot is the Extended Realities Developer with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. In his role, he supports course development teams by developing immersive Virtual Reality simulations and other game-based technologies to deliver course material in new, exciting, and innovative ways. His background is in game-based learning with a focus on Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and web-based gaming technologies targeted towards the educational sector. Before coming to Queen's, Michael worked as a Professor of New Media and Animation at Loyalist College, as well as Lead Developer of the Virtual Development Office at Loyalist College. Michael is trained in the Quality Matters framework.

Michael received his Ontario College Diploma in New Media and Animation from Loyalist College (2010). He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computing and Information Systems.


Benedikt Gregor

Benedikt Gregor

Benedikt Gregor is working with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team throughout the summer 2023 as a Virtual Reality Design Specialist. He will be developing assets, refining the virtual reality experience for the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining, and assisting Michael Chabot with his tasks. He is currently an engineering physics student in the computing stream going into his fourth year in the fall of 2023.

The Data and Exam Coordinator administers and supports online exams using proctoring tools such as Examity, Proctortrack, and Proctor-TA. They also work with the OUR Exams Office for the scheduling and QSAS accommodations for during-term tests and exams and for final exams. The Data and Exam coordinator also works with instructors 1:1 to prepare exams, and support students. Reach out to the Data and Exam Coordinator at feas.exams@queensu.ca to learn more about:

  • Online proctoring tools and how they may work for your course
  • How to arrange proctoring tools
  • How to apply accommodations for online assessments
  • Tips for using onQ for online assessments


Trish Dixon

Trish Dixon

Trish Dixon, BBA, is the Data and Exam Coordinator for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS). She holds a BBA from Laurentian University as well as a Post-Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics from St. Lawrence College. Before joining FEAS, Trish spent five years at St. Lawrence College in the Information Technology Services and the Faculty of Arts.

As the Exam Coordinator, Trish works with instructors to configure online proctoring tools and works with ITSC to support students while completing these exams. Trish also works with the OUR Exams Office and the Program Advisor (Accommodations and Considerations) to ensure student accommodations are in place during online exams using proctoring tools.

As the Data Coordinator, Trish updates, manages, and creates dashboards and reports that are used by various departments within FEAS. These reports and dashboards are used to show enrollment statistics, aggregate student performance, and for Ministry of Colleges and University reporting.