I am a Learning Experience Designer in Technology Integrated Learning (TIL), a portfolio within the Division of Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation (LTSI) at the University of Victoria, Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territory. I am also a historian and a history instructor at Capilano University. I am a husband, father of two, and enjoy working outside, playing hockey, softball, and golf, and brewing/drinking craft beer.

As a designer I am interested in developing ways to support faculty and instructors to improve their teaching skills using research-infused strategies in both online and blended formats. I am currently working on professional development initiatives at UVic and am building a "model" course to be used as an example of an online learning environment. I am also interested in the Indigenization of online learning. My TIL profile can be found here.

As a historian I study the history of settler colonialism in 19th century Canada with a focus on the colonization of the Ottawa-Huron Tract. This region was proposed in the 1850s as a new agricultural hinterland, but plans for development were abandoned by the end of the century. Since then described as a "failed settlement scheme" my research focuses on the interactions between settlers and their local environments in this colonization project and interrogates notions of "success" and "failure" in how we understand the histories of marginalized regions and peoples. You can find my dissertation here. Some day I will have time to turn it into a book!

I teach courses in Canadian history, Indigenous Peoples in Canada, world history, American history, slavery and antislavery, and am developing a new digital history course. I am also involved in program assessment, I am an ISW and FDW facilitator, and I was part of the team to help build "Cap Core" CapU's new general education curriculum. My CapU profile can be found here.

I am looking forward to connecting with others in this network and going with the FLO! (assuming nobody has made that joke before?)

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