Welcome to Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning promotes faculty orientation to teaching at Conestoga and faculty development by offering services including workshops, observations, teaching tips and consultations. We welcome your requests and questions and encourage you to register for our faculty workshops.

If you are looking for program-specific or individualized support or have a question or suggestion, please contact us providing details of the request.

Contact Us

Email us at teachingandlearning@conestogac.on.ca 

The Teaching and Learning Faculty Support Team

Wesley Butler
Wesley Butler, 519-748-5220, ext. 2535
Teaching and Learning Administrative Assistant

Wesley Butler is the Teaching and Learning Administrative Assistant, holding a B.A. in Communication Studies with a focus on Adult Education, and diplomas in Journalism and Public Relations. Wesley coordinates Teaching and Learning's operations and communications, creating promotional materials for initiatives using multiple platforms, and managing social media outreach. Wesley is available for support with course registration, developmental observations of teaching, and publishing teaching success stories on the Faculty Learning Hub.

Joel Beaupre
Joel Beaupre, 519-748-5220, ext. 2204
Teaching and Learning Consultant

Joel Beaupre holds an Honours B.A., a B.Ed. and M.Ed., and brings experience as a communications professor and curriculum consultant to his role as Teaching and Learning Consultant, as well as experience as a high school teacher in Sandy Lake First Nation, Ontario and Kuwait. Joel is available at the Doon and Guelph campuses. He is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), and specializes in matters related to translating curriculum into teaching strategies.

Nancy Nelson
Nancy Nelson, 519-748-5220, ext. 3724
Teaching and Learning Consultant

After teaching Engineering at Conestoga for 35 years, and receiving the 2017 Gold Award in Leadership Excellence for Faculty, Nancy Nelson, M.Sc (T), FEC, P. Eng is a Teaching and Learning Consultant, specializing in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) technology, and women in engineering initiatives. Nancy is available at the Doon and Cambridge campuses. She has a special interest in active learning strategies and Universal Design for Learning.

Elan Paulson
Elan Paulson, 519-748-5220, ext. 2384
Teaching and Learning Consultant

​Elan Paulson, PhD, has been an educator in Ontario's higher education system since 2004. Before joining Conestoga as a Teaching and Learning Consultant, Elan was on the executive team at eCampusOntario. She previously served as Program Director and as an instructor in professional education programs at Western University's Faculty of Education. With a Master's in Educational Technology, Elan specializes in technology-enabled and collaborative learning to support diverse learners. She has also conducted research on faculty participation in communities of practice for professional learning and self-care.

Laura Stoutenburg
Laura Stoutenburg, 519-748-5220, ext. 7309
Teaching and Learning Consultant

A college professor and accredited TESL trainer for more than 20 years, Laura Stoutenburg, holding an M.A., has taught and developed curricula for a variety of topics, with her work including language assessment in China and Canada. Before joining Teaching and Learning as a consultant, Laura coordinated Conestoga’s TESL Certificate and English Language Studies programs. She specializes in matters related to Intercultural Teaching and language acquisition, and is available at the Kitchener Downtown Campus.

Nasreen Sultana
Nasreen Sultana, 519-748-5220, ext. 3767
Teaching and Learning Consultant

​Nasreen Sultana, PhD, has worked in post-secondary education for almost a decade. Prior to joining Conestoga College, she taught in the teacher education program at Queen's University while completing her PhD. Nasreen brings international experience and exposure to the role of the Teaching and Learning Consultant, and invites discussions and learning regarding various aspects of diversity in faculty and in students. Her areas of research include intercultural communication, assessment and classroom instruction.

Lisa Trimble
Lisa Trimble, 519-748-5220, ext. 3788
Teaching and Learning Consultant

Lisa Trimble, PhD, has worked in faculty development for more than a decade. Before joining Conestoga as a Teaching and Learning Consultant, Lisa served as a McGill University professor, the Director of Diversity in Global Education, and an educational consultant with colleges, universities and CEGEPs. Lisa is available at Doon and Waterloo campuses. She has extensive experience with equity, diversity and inclusion in the classroom, anti-oppression and anti-racism, and student engagement and motivation.

Jesslyn Wilkinson
Jesslyn Wilkinson, 519-748-5220, ext. 2531
Educational Technology Officer

Jesslyn Wilkinson is the Educational Technology Officer at Conestoga. An Ontario Certified Teacher, and holding a B.A. and B.Ed., Jesslyn researches and promotes new technologies for faculty to enhance pedagogical practices. She brings to the role her experience as a Google and Microsoft certified technology trainer and as a classroom teacher in South Korea, Mongolia, and Ontario, focusing on special education and assistive learning technologies. She is available for workshops, consultations, and support with using technology in higher education contexts.

Michael Wong
Michael Wong, 519-748-5220, ext. 3769
Teaching and Learning Consultant

​Michael Wong holds a Ph.D. and brings his experience as an educator, researcher, and neuroscientist to the Teaching and Learning Consultant team at Conestoga College. Prior to joining the team, Michael was a professor and instructor at Sheridan College, McMaster University, and most recently at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He has taught and designed/refined courses and curricula in many subject areas from neuroscience and psychology to research methods and child health. He is a proponent of active learning and has an interest in neuroplasticity, gamification, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Kathryn Brillinger
Kathryn Brillinger, 519-748-5220, ext. 3987
Director of Teaching and Learning

Kathryn Brillinger is the Director of Teaching and Learning at Conestoga, bringing more than 30 years of teaching experience in the Ontario college system, specializing in English as a Second Language learning, diversity and intercultural skills. Internationally, she has presented on the impact of nonverbal cues on communication endeavours, and solving teaching and intercultural dilemmas. Kathryn holds an M.Ed., and certificates in TESL and Intercultural Studies. Contact Kathryn to discuss suggestions regarding potential programming for Teaching and Learning.