Jason Thompson is the new CTE Liaison for the Faculty of Science. Jason comes to us from the University of Guelph where he worked for ten years in their teaching and learning unit, OpenEd, as Instructional Technology Specialist providing support and advice to faculty regarding teaching strategies, learning activities, course design, assessment methods, instructional innovations, and the integration of appropriate and effective learning technologies in their face-to-face courses. He has his BSc from the University of Guelph in Environmental Biology and a B.Ed from Queen’s University. Those that work with Jason discover his pedagogy-first approach and his enthusiasm for the learning process.
Join us on Tuesday, December 6 for two interactive presentations by doctoral students taking part in the advanced Certificate in University Teaching (CUT) program and find out more about the educational research interests of graduate students at Waterloo.
Donna Ellis, Director of the Centre for Teaching Excellence, is leading the University of Waterloo implementation of a research project to assess instructors’, staff members’, and students’ perceptions of university teaching culture. The research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and is being conducted at eight other universities in Canada.