Our Conveners


Carolyn Ives

Carolyn Ives 
Coordinator, Learning and Faculty Development

Carolyn Ives (she/her) is a Coordinator, Learning and Faculty Development at Thompson Rivers University (TRU). She is a former faculty member in English at MacEwan University and at TRU. She’s also held previous roles as Academic Integrity Officer, Curriculum Planning and Development Coordinator, and Interim Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence at MacEwan. Her professional interests include curricular integration of sustainability and academic integrity; EDI; peer review; outcomes creation and assessment; the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL); and Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR).


Paul Martin

Paul Martin
Director of Curriculum Development and Delivery

Paul Martin (he/him) is the Director of Curriculum Development and Delivery in TRU’s Division of Open Learning. Prior to joining TRU in 2019, he served as Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Marquette University, Faculty Development Coordinator at MacEwan University, and Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Canadian Studies Program at the University of Vermont. In the years since attending his first Great Teachers Seminar in 2011, Paul has led or helped facilitate Great Teachers Seminars in Alberta, Texas, Ontario, and Wisconsin.