We are excited to share the announcement of the recipients of this year's Distinguished Teacher Awards. Each year, four Waterloo instructors are recognized. Congratulations to 2018's Distinguished Teachers: Wayne Chang, Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre; Shannon Dea, Philosophy; Jake Fisher, Chemistry; and Julie Kate Seirlis, International Development. Read on to learn about what stood for nominees about each of the recipients' approach to teaching.
The registration deadline for Motivating Our Students and Ourselves, the 2018 Waterloo Teaching and Learning Conference, is fast approaching. Register before April 4 and join over 250 colleagues for a day dedicated to teaching and learning on April 26. This year, we welcome Dr. Joe Kim from McMaster University who will present the keynote talk, Motivating Durable Learning: Focused Attention and Instructional Design, and we look forward to an engaging Igniting Our Practice session led by Drs. Sarah Tolmie (English Language and Literature) and Brian Forrest (Pure Mathematics).
CTE is please to share the great news that Tait Wilman, one of our TA Workshop Facilitators, received the Sylvia Knight Award in Fine Arts at the UW Fine Arts Department’s annual Awards Ceremony on March 15. This award is given annually to a graduating MFA candidate in the Department "who has demonstrated excellence in studio work" – and this definitely is our Tait!
We congratulate CTE's Director, Donna Ellis, on the publication of her latest paper in a special issue of To Change the Academy exploring“the one thing” that characterizes, inspires, challenges, or guides the educational development work of each contributor. The paper, "Changing the Lens: The Role of Reframing in Educational Development," recognizes the important role reframing plays in inviting different thinking, honouring multiple perspectives, promoting transparency, and uncovering new insights.