Your Community Instructors


Your Community Instructors


Arnab Ray

Arnab is currently a graduate student in UBC with a passion for teaching! Being a learner throughout his life has provided him perspectives about the value of empowering students. When he is not doing benchwork science for his thesis, he is constantly thinking of creative ways to get students to learn different topics about science.


Eric Jandciu

Eric leads and supports teaching and learning projects within the Faculty of Science. A few UBC courses he has worked on include Communicating Science (SCIE 300) and Introduction to Sustainability (SCIE 220). Eric also frequently consults with faculty on implementing communication skills instruction into science courses and holds training workshops on this topic.


Ian Linkletter

Ian is the Faculty of Education's Learning Technology Specialist at UBC. He works on the Educational Technology Support team helping to support the design, development, and deployment of innovative teaching practices. With a background in library and information science, Ian researches technology and implements it to support objectives-based flexible learning.


John Lim

John is an educator in the Greater Vancouver area where he teaches Science and Chemistry at the high school level. Since completing a degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences, he has cultivated a passion for learning and teaching through UBC’s Education program. His current career interests include special education and building learners' experiences through Sky, Water, Earth.


Jonathan Hultquist

Jonathan Hultquist is an education professional with over 20 years experience in flexible learning environments in the US and Canada. He began his career in Hawaii as a marine biologist and wildlife guide and then went on to teach K-12 and adult experiential education programs in aquariums as well as scientific field courses at the university level. He holds a Masters degrees in Environmental Science. 


Zoë Hackett

Zoë is a second-year graduate student at UBC. She completed her Masters in Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh in her native UK, and is now studying Chemistry at UBC. Zoë is passionate about communication and education in all aspects of science and life, and has also worked in the outdoor industry teaching skiing. She is always looking out for the stories behind the science, and is excited to explore them alongside learners!


Kimberley Rawes

Kimberly Rawes is a Career Educator with over 9 years of experience in career development with students at UBC. She is passionate about using progressive applications of career theories as well as facilitating engaging and enriching sessions for students to learn and grow. Kimberley is currently studying Curriculum and Pedagogy at UBC with the Faculty of Education. In her spare time, she runs on the trails at Pacific Spirit Park, loves to listening to NPR podcasts, and watches stand-up comedy.


Mary Victor Kostandy

Mary Kostandy is a Phd student in Educational Studies at UBC. She has an MA in International and Comparative Education and a BSc in Computer Science from the American University in Cairo. She has worked as a K-12 teacher and teacher educator. She enjoys learning, using and teaching others about different technologies. 


Wendy Traas

Wendy is a reference librarian at UBC's Education Library, where she provides research and instructional support for teacher candidates, graduate students and researchers at the Faculty of Education. Her current interests include seed libraries, makerspaces in k-12 contexts, and open educational initiatives. She has an MA in Sociology and a Masters degree in Information.


Who is behind Sky, Water, Earth?

Who is behind Sky, Water, Earth?

The playlist concept and the activities are developed by:


Secondary science teachers, librarians, educators from the University of British Columbia, H. R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, and Telus World of Science co-designed the learning activities for you. 

Career Counsellors

Counsellors develop resources to help you transition from being a student into a working professional.

Graduate students

Current UBC science students reflect on what, beyond grades, got them into graduate school and what competencies are necessary for success in their studies.

Instructional Designers

Instructional designers incorporate learning tools for you to solicit feedback, share your accomplishments, track your progress, and redeem your work for real-life opportunities.