Dianne smiling with hair down, wearing a black shirt under a black blazer.

Dianne Ashbourne

Senior Educational Developer, Team Lead
Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre, Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy

Educational Developer, Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre

Dianne Ashbourne has an M.A. in Educational Studies from the University of British Columbia where she focused on higher education and research methodology.

Dianne joined the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre shortly after moving from Vancouver where she supported teaching and learning initiatives at Capilano University.

Dianne assists UTM faculty members with a  range of pedagogical projects including: designing new courses; identifying evidence-based instructional strategies; writing learning outcomes; providing feedback on course syllabi; and curriculum mapping. She is frequently invited to conduct teaching observations and provide feedback to help guide instructors in their professional development. Dianne is a member of the Active Learning Classroom (ALC) support team and coordinates the Teaching & Learning Collaboration group at UTM.

Dianne collaborates with the Teaching Assistant Training Program (TATP) and Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) program to organize programming for TAs and graduate students. Most recently, she organized the Graduate Professional Development Conference at UTM.