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The elevator in Environment 1 (EV1) is shut down for maintenance from April 23 to May 25, 2018. During this time, the only way to access CTE’s offices on the third floor of EV1 is by the stairs. We are happy to arrange an alternative meeting place for CTE meetings if requested. For directions to our workshop spaces (EV1 241 and 242) via the elevator in EV3, please visit our Location page. We invite you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 


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. 19, 2018CTE staff member and CUT graduate receive teaching awardExample of student work

    CTE is very pleased to share the news that Tommy Mayberry (Instructional Developer for TA Training and Writing Support) and Sarah Ruffell (a Waterloo Alumna and graduate of the CTE Certificate in University Teaching program), have received the Innovation in Education Award from the University of Pittsburgh's Council on Instructional Excellence. Their winning submission is entitled "The Science Library Project," which their abstract describes as follows: 

  2. Apr. 10, 2018Inaugural Waterloo Assessment Institute underway

    With facilitators from CTE, Western, Laurier, and Niagara, CTE expert consultants, and 23 attendees, day two of the Waterloo Assessment Institute promises to be a productive final day for participants in this peer-feedback-driven assignment redesign process. Co-organizer Trevor Holmes, Senior Instructional Developer, explains the Institute's peer-feedback model and more in our Waterloo Assessment Institute backgrounder videos.

  3. Apr. 9, 2018Learn how to transition from a TA to course instructor on Apr. 11

    Are you a graduate student preparing to teach your first course? This Wednesday, April 11, three grad students who have successfully taught their first course at Waterloo will share common challenges and helpful strategies in a facilitated panel presentation: From TA to Course Instructor. Registration is required. 

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