Einat works in the Office of Academic Development where she helps plan the annual pedagogical development workshops for faculty. She works closely with Dawson’s Communities of Practice to promote pedagogical expertise and to support as many teachers as possible. She has a BA in English and Education and a MA in Educational Technology. She has worked as a Pedagogical Counsellor, instructional designer, educational technology consultant and UN intern (Convention on Biological Diversity and International Bureau of Education). Most recently, she has been involved in research, data-driven needs analyses, training and software design. Her projects focused on the integration of Self-Regulated Learning theory and e-Portfolio practices in educational settings.
Einat has heard every possible way to pronounce her name (of Hebrew origin), and has been known to say: “’Ei-’ as in ‘Eight’”. Whatever the pronunciation, she is always happy to engage in conversation. She has lived in 6 countries and speaks 4 languages. She has been “the new kid” many times over, and recommends everyone try it at least once.
Azra works in the department of Human Resources, where she aims to connect people and innovative initiatives across the college. She has worked as a teacher, researcher, and program officer in educational institutions and international organizations; in keeping with her interests in cities, education and social justice. She is mother to two boisterous young people that keep her laughing.
Julia works in the Office of Academic Development where she coordinates the planning, communication and operations of the Faculty Hub, which includes website content. She contributes to Academic Matters as an Editorial Team member, supports the Communities of Practice in planning and coordination and is part of a faculty development strategic planning team. She is an appointed member of Senate and a member of the Sustainability Steering committee, the Communications Advisory Board and the College Strategic Plan Steering Committee and Graduate Profile Sub-Committee.
Julia has been at Dawson since 2006, working in program development and revision. Before Dawson she was a teacher and also worked in marketing and communications. Julia credits her Latin roots for her positive outlook and optimism. Some things that make her happy are family, friends and loud music - and she finds it hilarious when her kids tell her to turn it down!
Anne is an Administration Technician in the Office of Academic Development. She supports the Dawson communities of practice, program revisions and evaluations and also administers the funding for Student Success Action Projects (SSAP).
Rafael Scapin works in the Information Systems and Technology (IST) department, specializing in Educational Technology. He earned a Ph.D. in Computational Physics and e-Learning, did research on educational intelligence and taught at the university level, while living in Brazil. Through the Faculty Hub, he helps teachers with online course creation, the use of tools like Moodle and Lea and recommends solutions and best practices for integrating teaching and technology. Rafael is the Dawson Information, Communication and Technology representative at Le Réseau des répondantes et répondants TIC or REPTIC. He has been on the organizing committee for the last four MoodleMoot Canada conferences and also organizes an annual Moodle Day at Dawson College.