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Spotlight on Teaching

Our Faculty promotes and recognizes pedagogical excellence and innovation through our Committee on Teaching and Learning (CoTL) and its teaching award initiatives, and the efforts of our Teaching and Learning team to support the pedagogical efforts of our instructors.

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Committee on Teaching and Learning (CoTL)

The mandate of the CoTL is to enhance the quality of the student learning experience by providing leadership in promoting and recognizing educational excellence in science, and fostering a rich and vibrant teaching and learning community.

CoTL initiatives aim to raise the profile of Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Science through the Faculty of Science Excellence in Teaching 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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Excellence in Teaching Awards

Every year, our faculty members and students are invited to nominate outstanding instructors for the Faculty of Science Excellence in Teaching Awards.

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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 instructors' efforts in pedagogical excellence and innovation.

Tamara Kelly

Meet the Team

Get to know the Pedagogical Innovation Chair in Science Education and meet the rest of the Teaching and Learning Team.