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.
- July 30, 2018
CTE's offices have moved from EV1 to East Campus 3 (EC3), where we will be sharing the second floor with the Centre for Extended Learning (CEL). We look forward to continuing to serve our campus community by offering our regular programs and services from our temporary space in EC3 and workshop rooms (locations to be announced) over the next year. Visitors can access CTE’s offices on the second floor of EC3 through the south entrance (stairs only) or through the front entrance, where the elevators are located. CTE’s Faculty Liaisons will remain in their current locations. The search for a permanent home for our Centre is underway, and we expect to move to a permanent location in August 2019. Read more about CTE's temporary location.
- July 24, 2018
James Skidmore, Germanic and Slavic Studies, has won the Innovate German Award at the 2018 Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences. The national award recognizes innovative teaching.
- July 18, 2018
Recipients of a 2017 Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Full Grant have launched a YouTube channel featuring 18 instructional videos with the support of the grant's funds. The channel, Engineering Models, was created in 2015; the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering's Wayne Brodland, Rania Al-Hammoud, and Kayleanna Giesigner recently added 10 LITE-grant funded videos to the channel to augment key experiential learning activities that students undertake in CIVE 104.