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I am a Canadian researcher, educator, and learning scientist specializing in student agency and the mediating role of online learning technologies and social media on student success, mental health, and well-being. As the Director of the ALIVE Research Lab at the University of British Columbia I study agency ‘unbundled’ from formal learning contexts including social media, online and virtual immersive environments.

I am also a two-time heart transplant recipient, heart failure survivor, and co-founder of the HeartLife Foundation of Canada whose mission is to engage, educate, and empower the voices of those living with heart failure.

Please check out my profile and contact me if you have further inquiries.

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I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia and Director of the Assessment for Learning in Immersive and Virtual Environments (ALIVE) Research Lab.

My research focus is on the area of translational research across education, health, medicine, and STEM; student agency (philosophy), learning technology, and educational assessment. I specialize in mixed methods research and use autoethnography to educate others about the lived experience of heart failure and heart transplant.

my research is funded by

The University of British Columbia
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Canadian Institutes for Health Research

SCHOLARSHIP

RESEARCH

My research advances interdisciplinary scholarship by engaging in fundamental questions about the nature of scientific inquiry across disciplines and elicit its impact on the democratization of knowledge and promotion of human agency.

TEACHING

Empowering individuals to actively engage in the learning process makes my courses, my mentorship, my community engagement a lived experience and is thus more responsive, reflexive, dynamic and collaborative.
I became a public health advocate following my diagnosis of heart failure subsequent surgeries for an ICD and an LVAD. I have received two heart transplants and am a co-founder of the HeartLife Foundation of Canada.

COMMUNITY

I became a public health advocate following my diagnosis of heart failure subsequent surgeries for an ICD and an LVAD. I have received two heart transplants and am a co-founder of the HeartLife Foundation of Canada.

social wall.

Get your tickets! Join us on Sunday to celebrate the premiere of this incredible film from @nickzap Witness the journey through transplant - as it happens.

This is a hopeful, inspirational story from the #transplant #heartfailure community. #CardioTwitter @UBCEducation @ubcnews

📢75% of tickets are sold! Join #HeartLife for the Premiere of the Doc 'My Broken Heart' – An unflinching look at the💚#transplant journey. A film by @nickzap

🎭VIFF Centre
🗓️March 26 @ 7PM
🎟️http://heartlife.ca/doc

#HeartMonth #ItsAboutLife

This coming Sunday, March 26 at the #viffcentre Theatre @heartlifecanada is proud to present the #documentary film premiere ‘My Broken Heart’ from director @nickzap.phd

This is a film about my #heart #transplant journey and the incredible community of #recipients and #carers around ...me.

If you are in #vancouver #yvr area come and see this beautiful film.

Tickets at:
http://HeartLife.ca/doc

Greatful to be one of the faculty members featured in @UBCEducation Research Report! Even more proud of the ongoing work of @ALIVEUBC grad students

Check us out at http://alivelab.ca

#AcademicTwitter #education #research #ubc

Our 2020–2022 Research Report is now available!

🔹 Explore the diverse & innovative research emerging from our Faculty of Education
🔹 Meet our Distinguished Scholars in Education
🔹 Learn about our research centres

Discover UBC Education! ➡️ https://educ.ubc.ca/2020-2022-research-report
@UBC #BCEd

I am so proud of the work @nickzap has done to produce http://mybrokenheart.ca Witness my #heart #tranplant journey through the eyes of a #caregiver #copatient

🎟️http://heartlife.ca/doc

Plz RT.
@ShelleyZieroth @LGlaucomflecken @robmentz @dranulala @hearthealthydoc ...@HeartSisters

Join #HeartLife for the Premiere of the Doc 'My Broken Heart' – Honourable mention @smfilmfestival 2020. A @nickzap film

An unflinching look at the💚#transplant journey

🎭VIFF Centre
🗓️March 26 @ 7PM
🎟️http://heartlife.ca/doc
🔗http://mybrokenheart.ca

#HeartMonth #ItsAboutLife

Trying out a new #sketching style. As a #recoveringperfectionist this loose style I am learning is helping me relax. A different kind of #zendoodle I suppose.

Some of these #sketches are based on #architecture I have encountered on my travels. I would love to create a #travelsketch ...#journal

#academicdrawing #academicart #academiclife #transplantlife #heartlife #itsaboutlife

Congratulations Dr. Lee! @HeartLifeCanada is proud to work with you and thank you for your hard work and dedication to #heartfailure #research to change it to #FunctionNotFailure #ItsAboutLife cc @MarcBains

Our paper on #machinelearning vs #statistics models in #heartfailure published in ESCHF @ESC_Journals is a #topcitedarticle ! Thanks to coauthors @TGHRI_UHN @UHN_Research @PMunkCardiacCtr @trogersresearch @Stats_research

Meet Vicente Regis @ubcgradschool #ALIVELab #PhD🎓Vicente's research is about children & youth #philosophy of #media + #technology Vicente's research is at the intersection of #ALIVELab
@ubceducation w @paula_macdowell

🔗alivelab.ca/vicente

My chair.

#bengalcat #bengalkitten #bijou #academiclife #transplantlife #itsaboutlife #officemate