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Friday, January 11, 2019 — 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EST
Location: EC3 2037


Join us for two research talks by doctoral students taking part in the advanced Certificate in University Teaching (CUT) program, and find out more about the educational research interests of your fellow graduate students across campus. This will be a 1.5 hour-long session that will count toward your Fundamentals workshop credit.

Academic Self-Efficacy (30 min. research presentation)
Reza Babaee Cheshmeahmadrezaee, PhD Candidate, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Academic Self-Efficacy (ASE) is the student's belief in their abilities to plan and take actions to achieve some academic goals. ASE is malleable by the learning environment through different sources. In this presentation I introduce the sources of ASE that we can manipulate to improve students' ASE. I also discuss the qualitative content analysis that we had in SSO on some of the university resources, and how much their content is related to different sources of ASE.

Math Anxiety in the Undergraduate Classroom (30 min. research presentation)
Lindsey DanielsPhD Candidate, Department of Applied Mathematics

Recently, there has been a large focus on student performance in the math classroom and identifying key factors/areas which inhibit student success.  One significant contributing factor to student success in the math classroom is a student’s math anxiety.  In this talk, we will identify what math anxiety is, how math anxiety can arise and manifest, the impacts of math anxiety on student success, and strategies for reducing math anxiety in the undergraduate classroom.


  • Registration is required. Difficulty registering? Read the instructions on the Training and Development Registration system home page.
  • Participants will receive an attendance credit toward the Fundamentals program if they arrive on time and stay until the end of the event.
  • A maximum of one special topic workshops can be counted toward your Fundamentals certificate.


Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are studying, working, or visiting at Waterloo. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining information in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for a CTE workshop or event, please contact CTE via email (cte@uwaterloo.ca) or phone (ext. 33857) and include the session’s title and date. Our workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We also welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, or note-takers; notify us if accommodations are needed in this regard. Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.

East Campus 3 (EC3)
Room 2037
200 University Ave West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1