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Canadian Excellence

Teaching and Research



Successfully transitioning into a post-degree career requires a combination of self-reflection and job market awareness, as well the proactive development of strategic career planning and employment preparation skills. ASPIRE offers workshops and events in each of these areas, with the ultimate aim of supporting students' progression into meaningful professions.

Fall 2014 

Teaching 

Foundation Fridays: Career and Instructional Development Workshops (Brantford)
An integrated day of instructional and career programming. Pick your path based on what interests you the most. Choose one or two sessions to attend or participate in a full morning of workshops. Itís up to you! Learn More

Foundation Saturdays: Career and Instructional Development Workshops (Waterloo)
An integrated day of instructional and career programming. Pick your path based on what interests you the most. Choose one or two sessions to attend or participate in a full morning of workshops. Itís up to you! Learn More

Participating in and Facilitating Seminars and Tutorials 
Being a TA is a great opportunity for personal and professional growth. Join this workshop to gain awareness of various parameters that can impact effective discussion and participation. Learn More

Critical Incidents in TAing
This workshop facilitates a discussion around potential situations that teaching and instructional assistants (TAs/IAs) may experience, including classroom confrontations and setting boundaries; handling requests for extensions; dealing with student complaints; and developing a positive supervisor/TA relationship. Learn More

Teaching and Technology Community of Practice: Removing Technical Barriers from the Classroom
Presenting solutions that will allow you to wirelessly present, share and interact with each other. Learn More

Preparing for Your Teaching Assistant (TA) Role: First Meetings
In this session experienced TAs will share best practice, showcase and engage participants in potential activities that you can adapt to your individual practice. Learn More

Critical and Active Reading: Developing Transferable Skills for You and Your Students 
This session is designed to engage you in hands-on activities that will develop your metacognitive awareness of reading strategies as well as model and break down the interrogative reading process. Learn More

Teaching in the Canadian Classroom
Teach more inclusively and enhance your instructional skills, teaching communication, and ability to respond to student questions. Learn More

Communication in the Internationalized Classroom 
Identify your own expectations in communication; recognize dimensions in intercultural communication to improve communication, relationships, and work outcomes. Learn More

Managing and Engaging in Difficult Discussions 
Workshop activities will include teaching about a controversial topic, managing a classroom discussion, and engaging in role plays to resolve conflict. Learn More

Documenting Teaching & Collecting Feedback  

Developing your instructional practice (and the transferable skills that come with it) begins by documenting and reflecting upon what you do (in the moment/afterwards), including the feedback you invite and receive from others (i.e., peers, students, self). Learn More

The End of the Term is Coming: Strategies for Success 

The busiest time of year is here, come and hear from seasoned TAs about topics such as exam review, collecting and providing feedback, time management, and more to make the most of the end of term crush. Learn More

Research

Accessing Data For Your Research
The Laurier Library houses a vast collection of socio-economic data. These datasets are key resources for research in all faculties. This session show you how to locate and access data for your research. Learn More

Research Data Management and Tri-Council Funding: What You Need to Know
We provide data management and data preservation resources that will help you satisfy Tri-Councilís requirements during and after the life of your project. Learn More

Bibliometrics: Learn How to Measure Your Research Impact
How do scholars assess 'research impact'?  This session will explain some of the ways in which research impact is measured by universities and funding agencies today. Learn More