UBC iSchool Welcomes Visiting Professor Olivier St-Cyr

Dr. Olivier St-Cyr, UBC iSchool Visiting Associate Professor of Teaching


We are pleased to announce that Dr. Olivier St-Cyr will be joining the iSchool as Visiting Associate Professor of Teaching for the 2022/23 academic year.

Dr. Olivier St-Cyr is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream in the Faculty of Information (iSchool) and a cross-appointed Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. Dr. St-Cyr received an Honours BA in Computer Science and Psychology from York University, a MASc in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto. All degrees have a specialty in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).

Prior to joining the Faculty of Information, he taught several courses in Computer Programming, User Interface/User Experience Design (UI/UX), and HCI at the University of Toronto, York University, the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University, and Seneca College. He also spent eight years working in the industry on HCI-related projects in organizations such as the University Health Network, IBM Canada Limited, and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited.

His research interests are in the areas of HCI/UX Education, Active Learning (AL) Pedagogy, Active Learning Classroom (ALC) Design, Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) Classrooms Design & Evaluation, Studio Education, and Community-Engaged-Learning (C-E-L).