profilepicJane Maxwell is a Science Teaching and Learning Fellow (STLF) with the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative.  She completed a PhD in Analytical Chemistry at UBC and postdoctoral work at Harvard before joining the department as an STLF in 2013.

Jane works closely with the department’s undergraduate courses in analytical chemistry (CHEM 211 and 311) and her research interests include the development of tools to measure learning in Analytical Chemistry, improved methods for in-class review, and how students’ attitudes towards chemistry and other science disciplines affect their choice of major.


Elizabeth GillisElizabeth Gillis is a Science Teaching and Learning Fellow (STLF) with the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative. She obtained a PhD in physical chemistry from Memorial University, held a postdoctoral position at Dalhousie, and taught introductory and physical chemistry courses at Acadia before joining UBC as an STLF.

Elizabeth works with the instructional team leading the third-year integrated lab course (CHEM 315/325/335/345) and CHEM 341: Global Challenges. She is interested in implementing practical and effective instructional strategies that help develop students’ critical thinking abilities.


Jackie Stewart is an Instructor and the Chemistry departmental director for the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative. She has a B.Sc. degree in chemistry, a M.Sc. in wood science, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology.

Jackie-Stewart-Headshot-2011-3Jackie has taught general and organic chemistry at UBC since 2005. In 2011, she began teaching communicating science (SCIE 300) and collaborating with the Faculty of Science and UBC Writing Centre to develop the Science Writing Resources for Learning site (

Jackie’s research interests span the areas of self-regulated learning, problem solving, and assessment of learning. She is passionate about helping students learn through innovative instructional methods and by motivating them to use research-tested study techniques. Jackie received the UBC Killam Prize for Excellent in Teaching in 2006 and 2010, as well as the UBC Science Undergraduate Society Teaching Excellence Award in 2010.