Teaching Stories


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At any university, faculty members are surrounded by peers who engage in brilliant research, collegial service, and excellent teaching. 


Of these three activities, the first two are easily witnessed: with a click of a few buttons, we can access research published by colleagues, and in committee meetings we see the skill and dedication with which colleagues serve their departments and faculties.

The third activity – teaching – is less visible. Teaching typically happens behind the closed door of a classroom, where students witness and experience the teaching practice of their instructor, but colleagues are left, so to speak, in the dark. 

To help bring the excellent teaching of colleagues to light, CTE is developing a series of "teaching stories": brief profiles of Waterloo instructors whose teaching is especially effective, innovative, or otherwise noteworthy. The purpose of these teaching stories is to honour excellent teaching in its own right, and to share good practices that can inspire or benefit other Waterloo instructors. 

To read our teaching stories, click on the photos below.

Bryan Grimwood
Naila Keleta-Mae
Troy Glover
Robert Sproule
Laura Johnson
Katherine Acheson
Christine Moresoli
Greta Kroeker
Steve Furino
Katie Misener
Christine McWebb
Owen Gallupe


Firas Mansour
Mary Louise McAllister
    Mary Louise
BJ Rye


Hilary Bergsieker
Brendon Larson
Bill Power
Robert Danisch
Rohan Jaysundera
Jasmin Habib
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Ian Rowlands

Reza Ramezan


Shannon Dea

Geoff Malleck
Stephan Idziak
Scott Leatherdale
Mat Schulze
Cyntha Struthers
Marcel Pinheiro

Sue Stathopulos
Kelly Anthony

Veronica Kitchen
Jonathan Fugelsang
Gord Stubley
Gary Bruce
Barbara Schmenk
Fiona Dunbar
Jason Grove
James Skidmore
Jonathan Witt
Tamara Maciel
Derek Suderman
Kanstantsin Tsedryk
Joe Sanderson
Simron Singh
Patricia Hrynchak
Denise Marigold
Brian Forrest
Wayne Chang
David Harmsworth
Cynthia Richard

We'll be adding new teaching stories every term, so if you know of a colleague who would be a good subject, please contact Mark Morton