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Special Topics in Teaching (CTE219) - Mentorship and Women: Involvement in the Classroom and BeyondExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Location: EV1 241


Join us for an interactive mini-workshop by a doctoral student taking part in the advanced Certificate in University Teaching (CUT) program, and find out more about the educational research interests of a fellow graduate student on campus. This will be a 1.0 hour-long session that will count toward your Fundamentals workshop credit.

Mentorship and women: Involvement in the classroom and beyond (interactive workshop; 1 hour.), Katherine E. Laycock, PhD Candidate, School of Planning

We often view mentorship as an activity that is separate from the classroom — an initiative that instructors and TAs undertake above and beyond their classroom roles. However, is this take on mentorship accurate? Can effective mentoring relationships exist within and beyond the classroom, and if so, how? This workshop will explore several aspects of mentorship: what it is; why it is important; some barriers to effective mentorship; and, ultimately, how we can move forward and incorporate mentoring perspectives into our regular teaching or learning strategies. Although this workshop targets emerging women academics and potential mentors, it will provide useful insights for all graduate students. Learning to use our existing networks more efficiently, better understanding the value of mentorship, reducing potential mentorship bias, and strengthening our ability to find or become a mentor are some of the topics we will investigate.


  • Registration is required. Difficulty registering? Read our registration help guide
  • Participants will receive an attendance credit towards 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 towards your Fundamentals certificate.


Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, please notify us 24 hours in advance (at cte-grad@uwaterloo.ca ) so that we can give your spot to someone else.


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.

EV1 - Environment 1
Room 241
200 University Ave West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1