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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is elected by the membership 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.


Board Members:

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    Robert Lapp


    Dr. Robert K. Lapp
    W. Purvis Chair of English Literature
    3M National Teaching Fellow
    Head, Department of English Literatures
    Mount Allison University
    62 York Street
    Sackville, NB E4L1E2

    Term of Office—June 2014 to June 2018

    OVERVIEW—The President is responsible to provide overall direction and leadership for all members of STLHE. The President chairs monthly Board meetings and strives to achieve consensus amongst 16 Directors. The President oversees the Society’s activities in accordance with its Constitution, By-Laws, and Strategic Plan.  The role of the President also aims to strengthen national, international, pubic and private partnerships, and promote STLHE by advocating to be the pre-eminent national voice, and a world leader, for enhancing teaching and learning in higher education. 

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    Denise Stockley


    Denise Stockley
    Professor and Interim Director
    Centre for Teaching and Learning
    Queen’s University
    B176 Mackintosh-Corry Hall
    Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6
    Phone: (613) 533-6428 

    Term of Office—June 2014 to June 2018

    OVERVIEW—The Vice-President assists the President in managing relationships with STLHE members, the Board of Directors and its partners, and remains available to assume the role and responsibilities of the President in the case of his or her absence, disability, or if the President leaves office early. The Vice-President’s main role is to be a capacity-builder.


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    Jon Houseman


    Jon G. Houseman, Ph.D.
    Professor of Biology and 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—As official record keeper of the corporation, the Secretary uses Robert’s Rules of Order to advise the Board of Directors, primarily on matters of process.  The Secretary also liaises with the Society’s Administrator on matters of meeting minutes.

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    Davar Rezania


    Davar Rezania, PhD, CMA
    Chair & Associate Professor
    Department of Business
    College of Management and Economics
    University of Guelph
    Guelph, ON  N1G 2W1

    Tel: 519-824-4120, ext. 54357

    Term of Office—June 2014 to June 2018

    OVERVIEW—The Treasurer oversees the budgeting and financial reporting of the Society and its constituent caucuses and councils. The Treasurer also works closely with the Society’s Administrator to monitor and approve expenditures, financial statements, and other accounting and financial matters.

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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 

    Term of Office—June 2012 to June 2014

    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
    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

    Awards Chair

    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
    Tel:  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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    Sylvain Robert

    Chair, Bilingual Advocacy

    Sylvain Robert, Ph.D., professeur titulaire
    Prix 3M SAPES, 2009
    Directeur, Centre de recherche sur les matériaux lignocellulosiques
    Département de Chimie-Biologie
    Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
    3351 Blvd des Forges
    Trois-Rivières, PQ G9A 5H7

    Term of Office—February 2011 to February 2015

    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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    Taralee Hammond

    Chair, College Advocacy

    Taralee Hammond
    Acting Dean, School of Access
    Nova Scotia Community College
    Institute of Technology Campus
    PO Box 2210, 5685 Leeds Street
    Halifax, Nova Scotia  B3J 3C4

    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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    Diane Salter

    Partnerships Chair

    Diane Salter
    Vice Provost Teaching and Learning
    Kwantlen Polytechnic University 
    12666 72nd Avenue
    Surrey, BC V3W 2M8

    Phone: 604-599-3447
    Voice Mail: 3447

    OVERVIEW—The Chair, Partnerships 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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    Catherine Chiappetta-Swanson

    Chair, Publications

    Catherine Chiappetta-Swanson
    Educational Consultant
    McMaster Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (MIIETL)
    McMaster University
    Teaching Commons
    Mills Library Room 504C
    Hamilton, ON L8S 4L6

    Term of Office—January 2013 to January 2017

    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, 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.

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    Maureen Mancuso

    Chair, Teaching and Learning Canada

    Maureen Mancuso
    Provost and Vice-President, Academic
    President and CEO, Teaching and Learning Canada
    University of Guelph
    Guelph, ON  N1G 2W1

    Teaching and Learning Canada was established in 2011 (TLC/EAC) with the goal promoting and enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in Canadian post-secondary education through:  a) Sponsoring and disseminating research on effective college and university teaching; b) Raising public awareness about the important issues affecting university teaching through conferences, colloquia, publications and through the media; c) Forging links with organisations and individuals, both nationally and internationally, with similar goals; and, c) Co-sponsoring regional events across Canada on post-secondary teachingLorem 


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    Arshad Ahmad


    Arshad Ahmad, Ph.D.
    Associate Vice President, Teaching & Learning
    Director, MIIETL
    McMaster University
    1280 Main Street West
    Mills Library, Room 504
    Hamilton, ON L8S 4L6

    Term of Office—June 2014 to June 2015