Campus closure updates:

  • All face-to-face CTE programs are cancelled, postponed, or moving online until the end of the Winter term (at minimum). Consultations will continue. 
  • CTE has developed resources to help instructors continue teaching their courses online during the campus closure:
  • Of necessity, we have also made changes to our workshops and events
  • For the University's COVID-19 update: visit the university's Coronavirus Information website.

Leadership profiles

Donna Ellis

Donna Ellis


Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 35713
Office: EC3 2017
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Since 1994, Dr. Donna Ellis has supported teaching development for Waterloo’s instructors and promoted the importance of teaching and learning at our institution. 

In her role as Director, she oversees the strategic direction of the Centre's work which includes individual faculty consultations; events directed at instructors at all levels regarding face-to-face teaching, blended learning, emerging technologies, and integrative and experiential learning; online resources; curriculum and program review consultations; and research and evaluation. She also engages in both research and institutional-level projects about teaching and learning. In March 2019, she became the President Elect for the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, which is based in the United States.