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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is elected by the membership of the Society to oversee the Society’s activities.  The term of office for each position is normally four years.The Board is responsible for setting the Society’s general policies and achieving the said goals by planning and ensuring continuity of the Society’s activities. They meet twice a year at STLHE Conferences and each month by online videoconference.  Most of the Board’s business is conducted by email and online video conferencing.

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Board Members:

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    Robert Lapp


    Robert K. Lapp, Ph.D.
    W. Purvis Chair of English Literature
    Head, Department of English Literatures
    3M National Teaching Fellow
    Mount Allison University
    62 York Street
    Sackville, NB E4L1E2
    Phone: (506) 364-2546

    Term of Office—June 2014 to June 2018

    OVERVIEW—The president shall be the chair of the board and the chief executive officer of the Corporation and shall be responsible for implementing the strategic plans and policies of the corporation. The president, subject to the authority of the board, have general supervision of the affairs of the Corporation. The last year of the President’s term of office overlaps the President-elect and during that time he serves as a mentor to the President-elect (Bylaws 7.01a) .

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    Denise Stockley


    Denise Stockley
    Professor, Education
    Queen’s University
    B176 Mackintosh-Corry Hall
    Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6
    Phone: (613) 533-6428 

    Term of Office—June 2014 to June 2018


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    Jon Houseman


    Jon G. Houseman, Ph.D.
    Professor of Biology
    3M National Teaching Fellow
    University of Ottawa
    30 Marie-Curie
    Ottawa, ON  K1N 6N5
    Phone: (613) 562-5800 ext 2477 

    Term of Office—June 2014 to June 2016

    OVERVIEW—The secretary shall attend and be secretary for all meetings of the board, members meetings, and is required to keep a record of committee meetings. The secretary shall insure compliance of the Act. The secretary shall enter or cause to be entered in the Corporation’s minute book, minutes of members and directors meetings and Executive Committee meetings; the secretary shall give, or cause to be given, as and when instructed, notices to members, directors and public accountant and members of committees. The secretary shall be custodian of all non-financial books, papers, records, documents and other instruments belonging to the Corporation (By-laws 7.01c) .

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    Robert Sproule


    Robert Sproule
    School of Accounting and Finance
    200 University Ave W.
    University of Waterloo
    Waterloo, ON  N2L 3G1
    Phone: 519-888-4567

    Term of Office—June 2015 to June 2019

    OVERVIEW—The treasurer shall be custodian of all financial books, papers, records, document and other instruments belonging to the Corporation (By-laws 7.01e)

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    Debra Dawson

    Chair, Educational Developers Caucus

    Debra Dawson
    Director, Teaching Support Centre
    Teaching Support Centre
    Room 122, The D.B. Weldon Library
    The University of Western Ontario
    London, Ontario N6A 3K7 
    Phone: (519) 661-2111

    Term of Office—June 2012 to June 2016

    OVERVIEW—The Caucus Chair is responsible for providing overall leadership for the EDC, liaising with STLHE through membership on the STLHE Board of Directors, raising the profile of faculty development, advocating for and representing the EDC within STLHE and beyond, and coordinating special faculty development issues.

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    Esther Enns

    Chair, Council of 3M National Teaching Fellows

    Esther Enns, Ph.D.
    Professor of Education and Linguistics
    3M National Teaching Fellow
    Saint Mary’s University
    923 Robie Street
    Halifax, NS B3H 3C3

    Term of Office—June 2014 to June 2016

    OVERVIEW—The Chair is responsible for providing overall leadership for the Council of 3M National Teaching Fellows, liaising with the Society through membership on the STLHE Board of Directors, and overseeing Council projects.  The term of office shall be two years, with a maximum of two consecutive terms.

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    Andrea Han

    Chair of the Standing Committee for Awards

    Andrea Han, PhD
    Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
    The University of British Columbia
    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
    214-1961 East Mall
    Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z1
    Phone: (604) 827-3912

    Term of Office—June 2014 to June 2018

    OVERVIEW—The Awards Chair is primarily responsible for “recognizing and rewarding outstanding contributions to teaching excellence and educational leadership in post-secondary education” and oversees all of the Society’s Awards.

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    Christine Gaucher

    Chair of the Standing Committee for Bilingualism Advocacy

    Christine Gaucher
    Pedagogical Counsellor
    Université de Sherbrooke
    2500 boulevard de l’université
    Sherbrooke, QC J1K 2R1
    Phone: 819-821-8000

    Term of Office—June 2015 to June 2019

    OVERVIEW—Le vice-président pour la promotion du bilinguisme se doit de favoriser l*intégration des francophones et des anglophones dans les activités de la SAPES. Cela inclue les aspects de traduction lors des conférences et maintenir un comité de traduction pour le bulletin de la SAPES.

    The chair for bilingual advocacy must promote the integration of Anglophones and Francophones in the activities of STLHE. This includes aspects of translation at conferences and maintaining a translation committee for the newsletter of the STLHE.

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    Tim Loblaw

    Chair of the Standing Committee for College Advocacy

    Tim Loblaw
    Coordinator, Teaching & Learning Enhancement
    Learning Resource Services
    Bow Valley College
    Calgary, AB  T2G 4V1
    Phone: (403) 476-2240

    Term of Office—June 2015 to June 2016

    OVERVIEW—The College Advocate is responsible for representing the needs and concerns of faculty and professionals who work in colleges and Cegeps across Canada. The main task is to effectively articulate the aspirations and needs of the college community while also recognizing the aspiration and needs of other stakeholders and the STLHE organization as a whole.

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    Jeanette McDonald

    Chair of the Standing Committee for Partnerships

    Jeanette McDonald
    Manager, Faculty Programming
    Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence
    Wilfrid Laurier University
    Waterloo, ON  N2L 3CF
    Phone: (519) 884-0710

    Term of Office—June 2015 to June 2019

    OVERVIEW—The partnerships chair maintains and when appropriate, develops new relationships with external organizations that are mutually beneficial to both organizations. He/she negotiates letters of agreement (LOA) and memoranda of understanding (MOU), in consultation with the President, Vice-President and Board members and is typically the first contact with these organizations. The Chair, Partnerships is also responsible for and to the Special Interest Groups (SIGs). 

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    Dianne Bateman

    Chair of the Standing Committee for Publications

    Dianne Bateman
    Champlain College
    900 Riverside Drive
    St Lambert, QC J4P 3P2
    Phone: (450) 672-7360

    Term of Office—October 2014 to June 2016

    OVERVIEW—the Publications Chair is responsible for furthering the aims of STLHE through four publications: Green Guides, Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching (CELT), the Canadian Journal on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CJSoTL) and the Newsletter.

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    Roselynn Verwoord

    Chair of the Standing Committee for Student Advocacy

    Roselynn Verwoord
    Graduate Student
    Department of Educational Studies
    University of British Columbia (UBC)
    Vancouver, BC  

    Term of Office—November 2013 to November 2017

    OVERVIEW—The Student Advocate is responsible for representing the voices of students enrolled in Canadian post-secondary institutions. The Student Advocate brings to the Board of Directors the ideas and concerns of students regarding their learning experiences in higher education, and works with the Board to ensure that students comprise an active constituency within the pursuits and decisions of the STLHE.