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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. Nov. 13, 2017CTE Graduate Instructional Developer receives Teaching Assistantship Excellence AwardShahrukh Athar

    Shahrukh Athar, one of CTE's Graduate Instructional Developers, has been named a recipient of the 2017 Teaching Assistantship Excellence Award from the Sanford Fleming Foundation. Offered annually to one recipient in each academic department in Engineering, the award acknowledges the excellent contributions made by Teaching Assistants to the undergraduate educational program. Shahrukh is a PhD student in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Congratulations, Shahrukh!

  2. Nov. 8, 2017Featured workshop: How can TAs & instructors support student mental health?Student slumped behind a stack of books

    If you're a TA or instructor who wants to learn how to provide classroom support for student mental health, join CTE's Kristin Brown for this important workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2:00-3:30pm. Participants of the workshop will learn how to identify opportunities for enhancing student resilience and well-being in the classroom and apply effective strategies when working with undergraduate students. Register today. 

    Kristin recently received her PhD from the School of Public Health and Health Systems at Waterloo, where her research focused on how evidence can enhance practice in education.

  3. Nov. 8, 2017Explore comics as as pedagogical tool in a "pencils-on" workshop on Nov. 8 blue pencil crayons and shavings

    Sequential art (e.g., comics and graphic novels) has been shown to be beneficial to learner understanding in diverse fields such as medicine, management, and biology. A large portion of the workshop will be dedicated to the "pencils-on" experience of creating a comic, either in a team or individually. Individuals from all faculties and disciplines are welcome. No artistic skills or experience required! Registration is required.

    Date: Nov. 8, 9:30-10:45; Location: EV1 241

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