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Teaching Fellows - Applied Health Sciences

Zara Rafferty, Chris Vigna and Elena Neiterman

Applied Health Sciences Teaching Fellows Zara Rafferty, Chris Vigna and Elena Neiterman


The Teaching Fellow position was established by the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) as part of a larger university-wide effort to raise the profile of teaching and learning, and to support and encourage teaching excellence. Each academic unit within the Faculty has appointed a Teaching Fellow who works collaboratively on the AHS Teaching Fellows Team.

The current goals of the Teaching Fellows are:

  • to raise the profile of teaching and learning in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences,
  • to develop a deeper understanding of the teaching needs and experiences of faculty members,
  • to mobilize and disseminate teaching development resources,
  • to develop a framework for supporting the work of sessional instructors and new faculty,
  • to explore innovative and effective ways to evaluate teaching within AHS,
  • to support faculty- and department-level efforts to facilitate teaching assistant (TA) success, and
  • to encourage and celebrate teaching excellence.

The AHS Teaching Fellows will act as knowledge brokers by working closely with the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and Centre for Extended Learning (CEL) to share expertise and resources with AHS instructors. Additionally, they will develop and foster a community of practice where faculty can share knowledge and experiences to enhance teaching success.

To connect with a Teaching Fellow, please contact Elena Neiterman (SPHHS), Zara Rafferty (REC), or Chris Vigna (KIN).


Registration is now open for the University of Waterloo Annual Teaching and Learning Conference happening on April 26, 2018.

The theme of this year’s Conference is “Motivating Our Students and Ourselves.” A full program of exciting sessions will be available and will include presentations, workshops, and panel discussions; a Keynote presentation by Dr. Joe Kim; and the "Igniting our Practice" session featuring two inspiring University of Waterloo faculty members, Brian Forrest and Sarah Tolmie.

As a reminder, the deadline to submit proposals for the conference is Wednesday, January 24; details can be found in the Call for Proposals. More information about the conference theme, speakers, and submission guidelines can be found on the University of Waterloo Annual Teaching and Learning Conference website.


November 20, 2017: Waterloo’s 10th annual Teaching and Learning Conference Call for Proposals is now open. This year's theme is “Motivating Our Students and Ourselves.”  The Conference will take place on Thursday, April 26, 2018 (mark your calendars now!). Proposal submissions are due Wednesday, January 24, 2018.