MEMO: CTSI Manager of Academic & Collaborative Technology Support

It is with great pleasure that I write to tell you that Saira Mall has accepted the position of Manager of Academic & Collaborative Technology Support in CTSI.

As you know, Saira is currently an Educational Technology Liaison with CTSI, a position she has filled for the last number of years. Prior to joining CTSI, Saira served as a librarian at UTSC, at Seneca College, where she served as Information Literacy Coordinator, and at Markham Public Library, where she served as a manager.

Saira has long shaped her career at the intersection of education and information and technological literacy. More specifically, her work in CTSI and in her post-secondary library roles have really focused on faculty development, both in skills and in pedagogy.

In recent years, in addition to her ongoing support for the Portal, Saira has taken on new challenges around collaborative technologies, online learning, and mobile learning, providing direct support, teaching, and developing innovative support resources.

She is a graduate of Trent and McGill universities, and is currently working on her PhD at OISE. When she’s not working or studying, she’s busy with family and is a fan of science fiction and magic.

Please join me in welcoming Saira to this new and important role.