Dog on a lake shore
The dog days of summer in Ontario!

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.

Last year, CTE provided more than 2500 consultations to nearly 1000 instructors, graduate students, and staff members! See our other "vital statistics" for that year!

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Monday, July 1, 2024 8:30 am - Monday, July 29, 2024 11:59 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Statements of Teaching Philosophy (CTE2196)

Participate in the Statements of Teaching Philosophy (CTE2196) advanced online module to prepare a draft of your teaching statement. You'll also receive peer feedback to help enhance your statement in this 3-hour self-paced module.

CTE News

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

CTE's Annual PD Day

On June 18, CTE held its annual PD Day in the relative coolness of the E5 building! Our staff delivered presentations on the theme of “gathering” — how we do it, how to keep gatherings meaningful, what less obvious purposes do gatherings serve — and included sessions ranging from “What Does Community Mean To You” to “Street Art.” Staff members brought their own lunches and contributed to a gathering of homemade cookies, rhubarb muffins, and tarts. 

The University of Waterloo recently wrapped the 15th annual Teaching and Learning conference — one of the largest events dedicated to teaching and learning in higher education in Ontario.