CTE has temporarily relocated to East Campus 3 (EC3). We will continue to offer our regular programs and services from our temporary offices and workshop locations. 


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. Apr. 16, 2019LITE Seed grants - due June 1, 2019!<img alt=

    The next round of LITE Seed Grants is fast approaching – applications are due June 1, 2019. Funding for the LITE Seed Grants has increased from $5000 to $7500 as of January 2019.

    Along with the increase in funding comes a new requirement - in order for your application to be considered, applicants are required to meet with Kyle Scholz or Kristin Brown within the first three weeks of the term in which they are applying. For the June round, this meeting must occur by May 21, 2019. At this meeting, we will discuss your project proposal and research plan, and suggest ways to enhance the quality and clarity of the application.

    If you are interested in learning more about teaching and learning research, we encourage you to join us for the Designing Teaching and Learning Research (CTE 6759) workshop on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 10:00am-11:30am.

    Learn more about the LITE Seed Grant process and how to submit an application.

  2. Apr. 1, 2019Teaching & Learning Conference 2019 program available; registration closes April 11!Teaching and Learning for Diverse Learners

    We're pleased to announce the 2019 Conference Program is now available! The registration deadline for the Teaching and Learning Conference (April 11, 2019) is quickly approaching!

    Please join us for our 11thannual University of Waterloo Teaching and Learning Conference taking place on May 2, 2019 in Federation Hall and Science Teaching Complex. Our 2019 conference theme is Teaching and Designing for Diverse Learners.

    To register and see faculties, departments, and units covering registration fees, please visit the Conference Registration webpage.

    Last year saw over 330 faculty members, staff, and students gather to learn from and with one another around the theme of motivation in teaching and learning. This year, we are excited to welcome Allison Lombardi, Associate Professor in Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut, as our keynote speaker, as well as Drs. Carol Hulls (Continuing Lecturer, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering) and Markus Moos (Associate Professor, School of Planning) from Waterloo, who will each recreate a successful instructional approach in our Igniting Our Practice plenary session, which showcases some of the excellent teaching being done on our campus.

    The registration deadline is Thursday, April 11, 2019.

  3. Mar. 29, 2019Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 Teaching Awards!

    Marcus Abramovitch, recipient of the Amit and Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student, 2019

    Chemistry, Faculty of Science

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