The Team

Our team has a diverse background and skill-set. With a wide range of experiences and talents, we work together to provide you the best support, consultation and expertise.


Gary Rosborough (Senior Manager, Educational Technology)

Gary has over 20 years’ experience working in the healthcare and academic environment in various leadership roles in training, organizational effectiveness and educational technology. As a certified LEAN Green Belt and organizational effectiveness expert he brings a client and learner oriented perspective to improving educational services within the Faculty.

Justin B. Student (Program Manager and Senior Instructional Designer)

Justin has been designing and developing user-centred learning experiences since 2003 when he began working on custom eLearning courses for the corporate sector. After completing a Masters degree in Learning and Technology, Justin shifted to higher education in 2010 by joining UBC Medicine to support the online programs for the Faculty of Medicine. Justin recently became an HFI-Certified User Experience Analyst and continues enabling all users to share their voice to discover underlying problems that aid in the production of custom solutions for improved learning media and teaching resources.

When Justin is not working with a computer, he kicks a soccer ball around with his 3 daughters, tends to his honey bees, and grafts heritage apple trees for his hobby orchard.

Tim Bateman (Education Technology Strategist)

Tim has been working in education for over 20 years at first as a teacher, and later in education technology for museums and universities. He joined UBC Medicine’s Educational Technology team in 2013. He is LEAN Green Belt certified and focuses on helping faculty, staff and students to identify the right technology for their needs as well as the best processes for implementing them.

Clare Newlands (Program Manager and Senior Instructional Designer)

Clare has been working in the field of educational technology for over 20 years, commencing at the University of Edinburgh in 1996 where she worked in the Office of Lifelong Learning, moving to The Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies (Faculty of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine) in 1999. She joined UBC’s Faculty of Medicine in 2010 and enjoys the variety of working with learners, staff and Members of Faculty.

Ferooz Sekandarpoor (Simulation Technology Specialist)

Ferooz has over 17 years of experience as an IT professional, Simulation Technology Specialist, and AV Specialist in Healthcare and Academic Environment. He was one of the founders and chair of the BC Simulation Technology Working Group in the province. Before joining the University of British Columbia, Ferooz worked as a network administrator for the United Nations Development Program internationally.

Zachary Rothman (Senior Producer and Creative Lead – Video & Digital Media)

Since 2010, Zac has written, produced, and directed film, audio, interactive and immersive projects in order to help people teach things to other people. He enjoys the unique creative collaboration between subject matter experts and storytellers, and thrives on the constant discovery of form following function. He’s not afraid of puppet shows.

Paul Milaire (Technical Producer – Video & Digital Media)

Teaching and learning has always been a huge passion for Paul. Whether it’s animating complex physiological concepts or recording a podcast with a medical expert, he enjoys using technology to enhance the learning experience for students. He is also secretly hoping to join a hackysack circle on campus one day.

Sam McGuinness (Technical Producer – Video & Digital Media)

With a background in documentary film and advertising – Sam specializes in content creation, with a focus on filming, editing, and animating video. His favourite cereal is Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, and he’s never lied to his mom.

Stephen Gillis (Associate Producer – Video & Digital Media)

Stephen specializes in film and podcast production, distribution, and social media management. Drawing from a 20+ year career in film & marketing, including writing & directing two feature films for primetime television, he provides a deep knowledge of the script to screen process and assists clients with a collaborative storytelling approach