Dr. Claire Yu Yan is an associate professor of teaching in the School of Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, University of British Columbia, Okanagan. She teaches core engineering courses in the field of thermofluids, such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, fluid machinery, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). In the past years, Dr. Yan has taught several thousands of students of diverse backgrounds. She has a strong passion for teaching innovations, in particular, open and engagement pedagogies and strives to make sustained contributions to support holistic student success and wellbeing through her teaching practices and scholarship of teaching and learning. Beyond teaching, Dr. Yan is an active contributor to UBC and the broader communities through her outreach program and committee work. Dr. Yan is a registered P.Eng. with EGBC (Engineers and Geoscientists BC), and a member of CEEA (Canadian Engineering Education Association) and ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education).