Meet The Team



Paula Hayden


 Dean,  Teaching& Learning

Leads a talented group of professionals involved in faculty development and learning technologies implementation to support student success. Paula’s  goal is to foster and celebrate a culture of excellence in teaching and learning across the CNC community.

Lily Bachand

Ext. 5666

Projects Coordinator

Coordinates the Digital Delivery Initiative (DDI) and facilitates Focus groups. Assists operational employees, administrative employees, faculty employees, and students in the use of software applications and LMS used by the college.


Stephen Chase

Ext. 5409

Curriculum Developer

Supports program development and review, including new programs, program revisions, and navigation through the EdCo process. He also assists with curriculum development, aligning program objectives to course objectives, and accreditation. Steve is also interested in collaborative inquiry into academic quality, equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigenization.

Grace Dyck


Education Technology Instructional Skills Coordinator

Grace facilitates Instructional Skills Workshops, Instructional Media Workshops and assists instructors with their pedagogy. This includes Moodle training support, teaching circles, and other collegial events. As well, Grace helps faculty with Microsoft Office and other software used in their work.

Kathleen Easton

Program Coordinator
Supports several projects including the development of policy.  Collaborates with CTL team, relevant college departments and program faculty while assisting strategy and policy development

Kristin Hilder

Ext. 5841

Admin. Assistant, Education Council

Provides administrative support to Education Council and its subcommittees. These committees include the Integrated Curriculum Committee (ICC), Policy Subcommittee and Program Committees. Kristin supports these teams through record maintenance, meeting support, as well as general communication to support the Education Council process as a whole.

Denise Hunt


Learning Management System Administrator, Project Coordinator

Denise is the institutional administrator for Moodle, including creating and managing courses and managing user information. She assists faculty and students with technical problems such as logging in for the first time, using Moodle features and troubleshooting!.

Auroara Leigh

Curriculum Developer - Indigenization

Provides consultation, support and encouragement around the Indigenization process that CNC is implementing. Auroara offers curriculum development relational to Indigenous epistemologies that can better reflect the perspectives of Indigenous students and therefore facilitate safe spaces with mutual respect and understanding. Auroara fosters insight into the why, what, and how of indigenization and decolonization using a curious exploratory method of inquiry.

Deb Nielsen

Ext. 5188
Curriculum Developer

Supports course development, including new courses, course revisions, and navigation through the EdCo process. She also assists with curriculum development, competency mapping, and accreditation. Deb is also interested in open education, equity, diversity, and inclusion, and trauma-informed practice.

Robyn O'Donnell

Ext. 5676

 Administrative Assistant

Provides administrative support to  the Dean, CTL team, and Faculty Professional Development Committee. Robyn also coordinates CTL events such as May Days, and Faculty Orientations.

Mike Ray

Ext. 5630

Faculty Support / Educational Accessibility Developer

Mike is involved in day-to-day faculty support as well as providing guidance and help with larger strategic initiatives.  He loves working with faculty and coordinators to find ways the CTL can help remove barriers within the classroom and maximize learning.  Mike is also a great contact for discussing Indigenization, Universal Design, assessment, instructional techniques, and experiential learning.

Owen Siddals

Ext 5575

Multi-Media Project Coordinator

Owen is the multi-media project lead. He supports the production of materials used for educational and marketing purposes, and he also serves as Moodle support. Owen assists faculty with the development of their instructional materials by providing guidance and expertise.