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The elevator in Environment 1 (EV1) is shut down for maintenance from April 23 to May 25, 2018. During this time, the only way to access CTE’s offices on the third floor of EV1 is by the stairs. We are happy to arrange an alternative meeting place for CTE meetings if requested. For directions to our workshop spaces (EV1 241 and 242) via the elevator in EV3, please visit our Location page. We invite you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 

Teaching Fellows

A University has two core functions – teaching and research. The Teaching Fellows, as leaders in teaching practice, will share with their colleagues best practices and innovative teaching approaches that hopefully will assist student learning.  The Teaching Fellows I am sure will do their best to raise teaching quality and student learning to a new level within their Faculties.

- former Vice-President Academic and Provost Geoff McBoyle

Teaching Fellows

In 2011, the University of Waterloo conducted an extensive examination of teaching on campus entitled Innovative Teaching Practices to Promote Deep Learning. The report recommended that faculties establish Teaching Fellows - faculty members tasked with providing leadership in teaching in order to enhance student learning. In 2012 the first Teaching Fellows were appointed.


      Arts  Engineering              Environment       Math      Science
Zara Rafferty        Zara
Katherine Acheson


Gord Stubley        Gord

Su-Yin Tan       Su-Yin

Derek Robinson     Derek
Brian Forrest        Brian

Carey Bissonnette     Carey

While the Teaching Fellows pursue projects appropriate to their individual faculties, they share a common purpose: to foster a culture of teaching at the University of Waterloo marked by an interest in engaging students and a commitment to professional development. Together, the Teaching Fellow share common goals:

  • Raise the profile of teaching and learning at the University of Waterloo
  • Establish communities of practice, pertaining to teaching and learning, with interested faculty members and administrators
  • Provide or coordinate assistance and mentoring to any instructor
  • Work with services on campus, such as the Centre for Extended Learning and the Centre for Teaching Excellence, to provide faculty members with information on resources and instructional practices
*Katherine Acheson is currently serving as Acting Teaching Fellow