Welcome to the Centre for Teaching Excellence

The University of Waterloo's 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.

"CTE is an outstanding centre that models excellence in educational development."— 2017 External Review

Upcoming Workshops and Events

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Getting Started in LEARN (in person)

Please note: this workshop is intended for instructors that will be using LEARN in the upcoming term.

This two-hour, in-person session will introduce you to LEARN (D2L Brightspace), uWaterloo's learning management system for presenting course activities and resources in on-campus and fully online courses.

CTE News

The Call for Proposals is now open for the 15th annual University of Waterloo Teaching and Learning Conference taking place on May 2, 2024. Last year saw over 500 faculty members, staff, and students gather in-person online to learn from and with one another around the theme of “Teaching and Learning with Kindness and Care”. Our 2024 conference theme is “Sparking and Sustaining Engagement”.

CTE recently held its inaugural Instructional Innovations Week! In support of teaching as an ever-evolving practice, we held workshops related to the core themes of Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, EdTech and generative artificial intelligence (GenAI), student engagement and wellness, and sustainability.

Friday, October 13, 2023

2022-2023 Annual Report

We're pleased to share the Centre for Teaching Excellence inaugural online annual report for 2022-2023.