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About the Office of the Associate Vice-President Teaching and Learning

Advancing institutional priorities

The Office of the Associate Vice-President Teaching and Learning works closely and collaboratively with Faculty leaders, champions, enthusiasts and innovators to advance the priorities of the university academic plan (UAP) through a variety of initiatives and approaches.

In partnership with working groups and committees across the university, we develop a collective vision and strategy that will inspire, animate and enable our faculty to cultivate enriching and meaningful educational experiences for our students.

Enabling innovation

The office administers the Academic Innovation Fund (AIF), which provides support for the implementation of teaching and learning initiatives that strategically align with university priorities, including experiential education and technology-enhanced teaching and learning.

The AIF has a call for applications each year. See the application page for the latest information on AIF application guidelines.

Working with campus partners

Our work would not be possible without the support of our team and campus partners, including:

Supporting or hosting teaching and learning events

Each year the AVP Teaching and Learning hosts a two-day teaching and learning orientation event to welcome new faculty, in recognition of the importance we place in supporting and enhancing teaching excellence among our faculty.

Throughout the academic year, we support or host teaching and learning events by our campus partners.

Promoting innovative teaching and learning activity at York University

We work collaboratively with Y-file to curate news stories about teaching and learning innovation at York University. These stories appear in Innovatus, a special monthly edition of Y-file, produced by the Division of Communications and Public Affairs at York University.

Learn more

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Land Acknowledgement

We recognize that many Indigenous Nations have longstanding relationships with the territories upon which York University campuses are located that precede the establishment of York University. York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Huron-Wendat. It is now home to many First Nation, Inuit and M├ętis communities. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region.