LITE grant awards innovative teaching projects
Since 2012, 90 Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Seed grants have been awarded to instructors and staff investigating innovative approaches to enhancing teaching and learning at Waterloo. Recipients across campus, and our Affiliated and Federated Institutions of Waterloo, have explored topics ranging from transcultural learning to ePortfolios, gamification to undergraduate teamwork development, and more.
The Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic and the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) have announced the recipients of the latest round of LITE Seed grants:
- Building Capacity to Teach Collaborative Skills at the University of Waterloo, Kathryn Plaisance, Knowledge Integration; Scott Anderson, Centre for Teaching Excellence
- Building Global Learning Communities: Developing a Tool Kit for International Course Alignment, Elena Neiterman, School of Public Health and Health Systems; Karla Boluk, Recreation and Leisure Studies; Raushan Alibekova, Nazarbayev University
- Contemplative Pedagogy for Student Well-Being: Building a Community of Practice at the University of Waterloo, Christopher Bennett, Political Science; Christopher Taylor, History; Caitlin Scott, George Brown College; Allison Elgie, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability
- Decolonizing Health Studies: A Workshop Aimed at Promoting Cultural Safety and Mitigating Bias Among UW Faculty, Colleen McMillan, School of Social Work; Elaine Lillie, School of Pharmacy; Jenna Bright, School of Optometry and Vision Science; Lisa Christian, School of Optometry and Vision Science; Alice Schmidt Hanbidge, School of Social Work; Rhona Hanning, School of Public Health and Health Systems; Rosemary Killeen, School of Pharmacy; Ken Manson, School of Pharmacy; Andre Stanberry, School of Optometry and Vision Science; Sandra Juutilainen, Ryerson University
- The Sommer Fonds: A Transcultural Experiential Learning Component, Grit Liebscher, Germanic & Slavic Studies; Jessica Blackwell, Dana Porter Library
- Urban Design Days: Promoting Interdisciplinary Design and Communication Through Experiential Learning, Nadine Ibrahim, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Rania Al-Hammoud, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Jeffrey Casello, School of Planning
A complete list of the LITE Grant projects is available on the CTE website. The next application deadline for LITE Full grants is October 1, 2019. LITE Full grants support larger-scale or longer-term projects with funding of up to $30,000 over two years. If you would like guidance on your project or feedback on your application, please contact Kyle Scholz at the Centre for Teaching Excellence.
Get ready for Alumni Black and Gold Day
A message from the Office of Advancement.
Mark your calendar — it’s almost time for the new Alumni Black and Gold Day. Faculty, staff and students are invited to join us on Saturday, September 28, for exciting new events as well as favourites from years past.
Fun Run in support of UW MATES
Don’t miss this popular event for members of the campus and Waterloo region communities. The Fun Run is open to all ages and skill levels. Costumes are encouraged!
Organized by the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences for more than three decades, this event is now hosted by the University’s Alumni Relations team in support of UW MATES. Three dollars from every entry fee will go towards MATES, a one-to-one student peer support program offered by the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association in consultation with Campus Wellness.
The Modern Athlete Panel
Better, faster, stronger. Are athletes born or made? Join us in an exploratory discussion on advances in health technology and how they affect sport and the development of athletes.
Waterloo Warriors vs. York Lions
Head to Warrior Field and grab your spot in the stands as our football team battles the York Lions. Come out and cheer our Warriors on to victory!
Food, festivities and more . . .
For more details and to register, visit the Alumni Black and Gold Day page. We’re looking forward to seeing you on September 28!
CI projects showcase open to employees
Human Resources will be hosting a second Continuous Improvement (CI) projects showcase on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about how different departments on campus are using CI tools and methodologies to achieve efficient processes and outcomes. If you are interested in learning more about CI, please register to attend the showcase.
The event will follow a science fair layout with booths for each department/project. Booths will showcase tools such as visual management, kanban, process mapping, change management, and other case studies.
Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Time: Drop by anytime between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: STC Lower atrium
If you have any questions about the CI projects showcase, please contact Raghda Sabry, Project Coordinator Human Resources or Kimberley Snage, Director, HR Projects, Technology and Analytics. You can find out more about Continuous Improvement on the Waterloo Lean website.