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As of July 30, 2018, CTE will be temporarily relocated to East Campus 3 (EC3). We look forward to continuing to serve our campus community by offering our regular programs and services from our temporary offices and workshop locations. More information about the move can be found on our location page.  


The Centre for Teaching Excellence collaborates with individuals, academic departments, and academic support units to foster capacity and community around teaching and to promote an institutional culture that values effective teaching and meaningful learning.

“Staff members of CTE are very highly respected among educational developers in Canada, as well as around the world. Their work is scholarly, grounded in current research on teaching and learning, innovative and carefully designed. CTE is one of the teaching centres we look to as an outstanding centre that models excellence in educational development.” — Feedback received via a "reputation survey" that CTE conducted as part of its 2017 External Review. 

  1. Sep. 14, 2018National Postdoc Appreciation Week

    September 17 to 21 is National Postdoc Appreciation Week! In 2017, 115 institutions in the United States, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdon, and Asia & Oceania participated and organized 398 events to recognize postdoctoral researchers. The Centre for Teaching Excellence has a well-developed program for postdoctoral fellows at Waterloo. Additionally, these events will be taking place on campus throughout the week:

  2. Sep. 17, 20182019 Teaching and Learning Conference: May 2, 2019

    Save the Date! We’re pleased to announce that the next University of Waterloo Teaching and Learning Conference will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Information about the Conference theme, the proposal submission deadline, and registration will be posted later this fall on the Conference website.

    If you have any questions about the Conference, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

  3. Aug. 23, 20185 LITE Seed Grants awarded to innovative teaching and learning projects; LITE Full Grant applications due October 1

    The Office of the Associate Vice President, Academic and the Centre for Teaching Excellence are pleased to announce the recipients of this term’s Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Seed Grants.

    Since 2012, 80 LITE Seed Grants of up to $5,000 have been awarded to instructors and staff investigating innovative approaches to enhancing teaching and fostering deep student learning at Waterloo. Recipients across campus have explored topics ranging from transcultural learning to ePortfolios, Communities of Practice to undergraduate teamwork development workshops, and more. We are excited to announce the funding of five new projects this year:

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