CTLT Staff

Heather Smith

Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

I'm a Professor of International Studies and have been at UNBC since 1994. I'm a 3M National Teaching Fellow (2006) and two time winner of the UNBC Excellence in Teaching Award (2003 and 2010). In 2012 I won the Canadian Political Science Association Excellence in Teaching Award. I have extensive previous administrative experience in the area of teaching and learning having previously held positions as Coordinator of Professional Development (2005-2007), Acting Dean of Teaching, Learning and Technology (2007) and Acting Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (2007-2008). Between administrative appointments, I focused on the promotion of teaching and learning on national and international levels through the Canadian Political Science Association and the International Studies Association, Canada region group. I'm also an active scholar working in the area of Canadian foreign policy, indigenous perspectives on climate change, the Highway of Tears. I publish in the area of teaching and learning. Recent publications on teaching and learning include: "Doing it Differently: Creation of an Art Gallery” with Courtney Caldwell (UNBC Alumni 2010), Heather M. Carson (UNBC Alumni 2011), Charelle Gribling (UNBC Alumni 2011), Kaleigh Milinazzo (UNBC Alumni 2011), Emily-Anne Therrien (UNBC Alumni 2011), Leslie Warner (UNBC Alumni 2010), in International Studies Perspectives and “Teaching Internationalism: Bringing Canada and the World into the Classroom” in Heather A. Smith and Claire Turenne Sjolander (eds) Canada in the World: Internationalism in Canadian Foreign Policy (Toronto: Oxford, 2013).


Grant Potter

e-Learning Coordinator, Teaching, Learning and Technology

I have been pursing research and development of educational technologies for the last 14 years through work in the Canadian Arctic, China, and Northern British Columbia.  I leverage technologies to extend the teaching and learning potential of UNBC courses and facilitate faculty development through regular workshops, seminars, and consultation. In addition to my academic pursuits, I hold a number of IT certifications and am an active contributor to various open-source software projects.  I have presented keynote addresses, presentations, seminars, and workshops at national and international conferences regarding educational technologies.