News archive - June 2022

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

CUT Award recipient focuses on engaging people in ecological restoration


The Certificate in University Teaching (CUT) program provides a comprehensive teacher development experience that is open to PhD students at the University of Waterloo. Completion of the program is recognized by a certificate issued by Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs and listed on the participant’s transcript. Each year, the Centre for Teaching Excellence and Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs award one recent CUT program graduate in recognition and celebration of effort, reflection, and commitment to teaching development demonstrated during their participation in the program.

We are excited to announce that the 2022 CUT Award has been awarded to Tim Alamenciak, a PhD student in Social and Ecological Sustainability, in the Faculty of Environment. We spoke to Tim about his experience with the CUT program and his thoughts about teaching in a post-secondary environment.

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Donna Ellis ICED interview

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Centre for Teaching Excellence Director Donna Ellis has been announced as the next President-Elect of the International Consortium for Educational Development. She recently sat down with a colleague in the CTE for an interview about this new position.

Donna, you’ve just been named as the President-Elect of the International Consortium for Educational Development. Congratulations and tell us about that organization.

The International Consortium for Educational Development  — ICED (pronounced i-ced), for short — is a kind of “meta” organization. Started in 1993, it supports collaboration among educational development networks around the world. For example, Canada’s STLHE is a member, and so is the POD Network in the US, SEDA in the UK, and INCATHE in Israel. In total, there are 27 member networks from all around the world. The members of these networks share resources and learn from one another. 

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Monday, June 6, 2022

Want to work at CTE? Have a look at these opportunities!


The Centre for Teaching Excellence is currently advertising two positions:

CTE Faculty Liaison - Faculty of Health (13 month term)
A CTE Faculty Liaison provides expert advice to instructors, primarily in their Faculty, regarding teaching strategies, learning activities, course design, assessment methods, instructional innovations and the integration of appropriate and effective learning technologies into face-to-face and blended learning course designs. This role works in conjunction with various colleagues in their associated departments, Faculties, and/or university support units as well as colleagues at CTE, primarily the other Liaisons and CTE Senior Educational Developers. More details about this opportunity are available on the Careers at Waterloo site. 

Educational Developer, Anti-racist Pedagogies (full-time, permanent)
The Centre for Teaching Excellence aims to foster teaching excellence, innovation, and inquiry by supporting instructor development, promoting a community around teaching, and nurturing a culture of teaching and learning at Waterloo. The primary purpose of the Educational Developer, Anti-Racist and Culturally Relevant Pedagogies, is to support faculty, graduate student, and postdoctoral fellows seeking to teach and supervise more inclusively. As part of Indigenous Knowledges/Anti Racism team the within CTE, the position will interact with our programming teams and curriculum team as well as with staff from the Indigenous Relations and Equity Offices. More details about this opportunity are available on the Careers at Waterloo site. 

Learn more about the mission, vision, and values of Centre for Teaching Excellence. We are a friendly, collegial, professional place to work!