Teaching Practices to Cultivate Well-being and Compassion [Inclusive Instruction Series] (CTE2268)Export this event to calendar

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Location: Online (Webex Meetings)

Workshop description

Recent campus surveys show that many of our undergraduate students experience feelings of isolation and stress which may negatively impact their learning and motivation and decrease sense of belonging in courses. As TAs and instructors, we can take a proactive approach to enhance a sense of belonging and well-being in our courses, and to demonstrate care and compassion in our interactions with students. This panel features two Waterloo graduate-student instructors and two Waterloo staff who will share their insights, strategies, and advice for supporting student well-being and maintaining your own well-being in your role as a TA or graduate instructor. Teaching strategies will focus on remote courses. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask questions you have about supporting and maintaining well-being in your role as a TA or graduate instructor.


Emma Green (PhD Candidate, Psychology) 

sarah madoka currie (PhD Student, English Language and Literature) 

Leah Foster (Student Wellness Coordinator, Electrical and Computer Engineering) 

Sam Vandekerckhove (Student Wellness Coordinator, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering) 

Workshop delivery

This is a live session that will take place in Webex Meetings. The link to the Webex Meetings session will be sent to you by email once you register for the workshop through GoSignMeUp.

Please contact cte-grad@uwaterloo.ca if you experience any issues accessing this live session.



    This workshop has limited enrolment spots and often has a waiting list. If you have registered but can't complete the module, 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 visiting, studying, or working at Waterloo. CTE’s online workshops are delivered through either WebEx, Microsoft Teams, or Bongo with the audio component available either as captioning or a transcript. CTE’s face-to-face workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, and note-takers. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining workshop content in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, please let us know by emailing cte@uwaterloo.ca. Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.