The Centre for Learning, Education and Research (CLEaR) provides staff and faculty another avenue to access the resources of the Reconciliation, Research, and Academic Innovation (RRAI) department. The RRAI areas – instructional services, libraries, research, and academic development – work to together to support staff and faculty to strengthen teaching and research across all UCN programs. As an intricate part of RRAI, reconciliation is central to all work done by CLEaR.

The work of CLEaR focuses on:

· Program and course development

· Program and course reviews

· Teaching supports (focused on technology)

· Reconciliation, indigenization, and decolonization in teaching

· Research

· Quality assurance standards (such as evaluation of courses by students)

· Embedding library service in curriculum

· Faculty and staff professional development

An Advisory Committee comprised of members from across UCN provides guidance and direction to the work of the CLEaR.

CLEaR provides training, resources, and activities to the entire UCN community which include:


•          Creating and maintaining an online repository of resources and website links;

•          Providing support, mentorship, and guidance in Indigegogy;

•          Organizing presentations and workshops on teaching and instructional technology topics;

•          Providing support for remote course delivery;

•          Coordinating a new faculty orientation (distinct from the human resources orientation);

•          Working with faculty to identify, develop, and share critical skills and best practices in research;

•          Providing leadership in projects and initiatives focused on Indigegogy, pedagogy, and research;

•          Offering mentorship between faculty members;

•          Recognizing exemplary faculty instructional practices and research endeavours; and

•          Creating a culture of collaboration among faculty to enhance instructor skills and improve the learning outcomes for students.


Ann Barbour-Stevenson

Director of CLEaR, Manager of Academic Development

Terralyn McKee

Learning Technologies Specialist

Guru Chinnasamy

Manager of Research

Meaghan Buchanan


Heather Smith

Librarian (Oscar Lathlin Research Library)

Monica Mun

Librarian (Wellington and Madeleine Spence Memorial Library)

Cheryl Sinclair

Regional Libraries Administrator