History and Newsletters

In 2007, the Teaching Resources and Continuing Education (TRACE) Office, the Centre for Learning and Teaching through Technology (LT3), and the Learning Resources and Innovation (LRI) unit were combined to create the Centre for Teaching Excellence, a consolidated, full-service unit to support Waterloo’s instructors with their on-campus teaching.

Below you will find an overview of the Centre's history. Our archive of newsletters, published from September 1998 – January 2018, provides a rich record of our work as well. A re-imagined iteration of the newsletter will launch in 2018.

Also, from 2008 to 2017, CTE maintained a blog in which our staff -- as well as instructors and staff from other academic support units -- explored issues and ideas pertaining to teaching and learning. Although that blog is now closed, its 450+ posts are still available