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Spotlight on Teaching

Through the teaching award initiatives of the Committee on Teaching and Learning, the Faculty of Science supports, promotes, and recognizes the pedagogical excellence and innovation of our instructors.

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Committee on Teaching and Learning (CoTL)

CoTL initiatives aim to raise the profile of teaching and learning in the Faculty of Science through the Faculty of Science Excellence in Teaching & Leadership Awards, as well as hosting events for learning and collaboration, such as speaker series, workshops, and informal teaching-related socials for faculty and graduate students.

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Award Recipients

Read more about the previous recipients of our Excellence in Teaching Awards, as well as other awards and honours.

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Transformation Stories

Explore news and transformation stories about our Faculty’s efforts in pedagogical excellence and innovation.


Dr. Ashley Nahornick

Educational Development Specialist, Faculty of Science

Dr. Yelin Su

Teaching Commons Liaison for Faculty of Science

Lily Ren, Adjunct Librarian

YU libraries liaison for Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy

Ilo Maimets, Associate Librarian

YU libraries liaison for Biology

William Denton, Associate Librarian

YU libraries liaison for Math, Natural Sciences

Ted Belke, Assistant Librarian

YU libraries liaison for Science and Technology Studies