Bluenet Log-in
UCC’s Community Portal

ryan-archer_webRyan Archer
Current Title: Upper School technology integrator and drama teacher
Academic Background: B.A. in theatre arts (York University), B.Ed. from Faculty of Fine Arts (York University)
Biography: My passion is technology and theatre. I worked as a technology consultant prior to returning to university in 2007 to attain my teaching degree. I come from a family of educators and geeks. My mother is a teacher, my father is an administrator and both work at the same international school. I enjoy finding ways to make learning fun and efficient through the effective use of technology in the classroom.

jimlaplante2016img_8415caleytaylorJim LaPlante
Current Title: Director of IT
Academic Background: B.Sc. in Biophysics (University of Western Ontario), B.Ed. (University of Toronto)
Work Experience: I’ve worked at the York Catholic District School Board (Physics and Math Teacher), York Catholic District School (Technology Co-ordinator), and Havergal College (IT Director)
Biography: In addition to my IT responsibilities at UCC, I have been on two CAIS accreditation teams, co-chaired the last 3 CAIS IT Leadership Conferences, as well as co-hosted the CAIS National Engagement Forums on 21st Century Classroom Design, School Infrastructure and the Internet of Things, and the Evolution of 1:1 Programs in Independent Schools. I am also the UCC golf coach. I’m a junkie for pop culture trivia and I love my guitars way too much — you could say I collect Rickenbackers! Leafs 2020, you heard it here first.