Teaching excellence is a high priority for the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo.

Find out more from the Faculty Teaching Fellow about great university math teaching, teaching workshops, first-year teaching experiences and advice, evaluations, clicker use in the classroom and meet some of our profiled teachers.

Guidelines for instructors are also available for many of the practical questions that need to be answered before teaching a course.

Prof. Dan Wolczuk's popular "Learning How to Learn" seminar videos can be viewed online. The series features these topics:

  • "Obtaining Higher Learning"
  • "Thinking About Your Thinking"
  • "Embracing Failure"
  • "Learning in Lectures"
  • "The Neuroscience of Memory"
  • "Effective Study"

Affirming our commitment to the education of our students, we invite nominations for the annual Awards for Distinction in Teaching.

Up to two awards each year are granted to teachers in the Faculty of Mathematics who have consistently demonstrated outstanding pedagogical skills and a deep commitment to our students’ education. Outstanding teachers at all levels, from first year through to graduate studies, are eligible.

The winners are honoured by a public citation along with a cash prize.

Current students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to submit nominations. The deadline is May 17.