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May 24, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Workshop Oppportunities

There are many workshop opportunities taking place at Laurier to assist youin comleting components of the Universitu Teaching Certificate (UTC) program. Below is a list ofdepartments to help you completeyour certificate option:


ASPIRE is a professional skills development training program for Lauriergraduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Delivered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS)inconjunctionwith a range of university partners, the program provides a framework forhousing a range of training and development opportunities and resources, including teaching. Chech out their website for a list of workshop opportunities.

Diversity & Equity

The Diversity & Equity Office offers student related programming and support on the Brantford and Waterloo Campuses and Kitchener location.

Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS)

FGPS administers the ASPIRE Program and offers select graduate student development opportunities, such as the 3 Minute Thesis Competition, which includes prepatory workshops. Check out theirevents listing for more information.

Graduate and TA Professional Development Series

Open to all graduate students, teaching and instructional assistants, this series is a collaborative effort between the Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence, the Writing (and Study Skills) Centres, and Career Development Centre, and builds upon our individual and collective programming. All sessions may be counted toward the award winningASPIRE program, and selectively to either the University Teaching Certificate and/or the Career Development Certificate for graduate students. Check out the fall offerings listed below and watch for upcoming sessions in Winter. Register in advance at

Intercultural Development Office (IDO)

Through workshops and resources, the IDO is committed to offering support to students, teaching staff, and faculty to contribute to the development of intercultural communication competencies at Laurier; enhance the conditions of success for international/immigrant students;support Laurier instructors who are teaching international/immigrant students;support international instructors and teaching staff who are teaching in the Canadian classroomat Laurier;and assist faculty who wish to internationalize their curricula at the course and program level. Check out their offering ofteaching assistantand graduate student development opportunities, under their workshop link.

Writing Centre

The goal of the writing centre program is to offer individual and in-class writing support for all students and faculty at Laurier. We work with all students, undergraduate and graduate, to help them enhance their academic writing. The key principle of the program is to support the writing that goes on in the classroom in a way that helps students and faculty achieve their academic goals. Check out their website for workshop listings and online resources.