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Experiences for Educators

The Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) is offering a variety of professional development experiences during the 2015-16 academic year that highlight teaching practice and current issues in teaching and learning. These professional development experiences are open to faculty, per course instructors, instructional staff, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Professional development experiences will be offered using a variety of strategies (face-to-face sessions and online) to help participants assess content and participate in the experiences. Some of the topics covered are offered in multiple learning experiences. Participants can take part in just one or all of the learning experiences offered in a topic, and can pick and choose from the various learning experiences in multiple topics in order to meet their professional development needs.

The topics of our experiences for the winter 2016 semester are listed below. Click on each topic name to get more information about the topic, the concepts to be covered in the experiences, and the mode of delivery, date, time and location. 

To register, or for information about any of the professional development activities for educators, contact indicating:

  • your name
  • academic department
  • telephone number
  • email address
  • D2L username (same as username)
  • affiliation with the university, and
  • the professional development experience for which you would like to register and/or make enquiries.


Identifying and responding to students in distress

Presenter: Kelly Neville, Student Wellness Program coordinator; Jason Geary, teaching consultant, Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.
Date/time: Thursday, Mar. 31, 2-3:30 p.m.
Location: McCann Centre, ED-2030B (G.A. Hickman Bdlg.)

Student mental health and overall personal wellness continue to be priorities among university administrators and faculty across the country. Initiatives targeting student mental health often become the responsibility of student counselling centres and medical clinics at these institutions. There has been a recent push across the U.S. and Canada to embrace a more ecological approach to addressing mental health and wellness, which involves an entire campus community including students themselves, faculty, administrators and staff. In this 90-minute session, faculty and instructional staff will:

  • Better understand the concepts of mental health and mental illness
  • Learn to recognize some of the common signs of student mental health issues
  • Increase their confidence to engage with students around mental health issues
  • Ensure awareness of resources available on campus and in our community

 To RSVP for this session, please emal or call 864-3028.