Laurier's Teaching Fellows demonstrate exceptional contributions to teaching and learning, and have established an exemplary record of achievement in educational leadership. To further the impact of their individual efforts, the fellowship seeks to establish connections between educators working to promote teaching excellence and student success.
The fellowship program was developed in 2013 by the inaugural associate vice-president: Teaching and Learning. The fellowship program was designed to identify and cultivate a community of leaders who could work to further the teaching and learning mission of the institution within their own discipline, across Laurier and beyond.
Over the years, the community aspect of the fellowship program advanced as they became focused on developing collaborative programming and research projects to advance a culture of teaching excellence at an institutional level.
Since its inception, the fellows developed a Teaching Day Retreat, a lunch and learn series and a journal reading club, among their other projects. They have presented at regional, national and international teaching and learning events to share insights from their evolving practice, and to inspire colleagues to approach their teaching practice in innovative ways.
"The Teaching Fellowship Program is a clear recognition of the essential value of the work that classroom educators do. This is a group of exceptionally committed, energetic and successful educators and I feel proud to be in their company." – Deena Mandell, Laurier Teaching Fellow
"The Teaching Fellowship Program is a clear recognition of the essential value of the work that classroom educators do. This is a group of exceptionally committed, energetic and successful educators and I feel proud to be in their company."
– Deena Mandell, Laurier Teaching Fellow
Teaching and Learning at Laurier
Edmund Pries chosen as Laurier's 2019 Teaching Fellow
Laurier students find space to innovate in the Purpose Lab
Thinking about thinking in chemistry
Laurier launches new resources to address intercultural collaboration in academia
Students interact with real newsroom scenarios in Laurier teaching fellow’s choose-your-own-adventure videos
Laurier professor wins prestigious international award for innovative teaching
Laurier Teaching Fellow Eileen Wood uses classroom diversions to increase student engagement
Laurier research confirms peer-based models increase student understanding of academic integrity
Enriching education through active learning
Laurier Teaching Fellow Stephen MacNeil flips the script on traditional classroom teaching and testing
Laurier’s first International Students Overcoming War (ISOW)-Jusoor scholar graduates
Laurier associate professor named one of 10 most influential Hispanic Canadians
Bruce Gillespie named Laurier’s 2017 Teaching Fellow
Blended learning techniques improve classroom performance
Teaching excellence: for Eileen Wood, it’s about having fun
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