Making a Difference

The book has been described in The Teaching Professor as “(…) a marvelous affirmation of how teaching inspires, enriches and satisfies both teachers and students. If you need a shot in your teaching arm, this book will supply it.”

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Silences in Teaching and Learning

This book explores many of the silences that inhabit teaching and learning—the deep silence shrouding what is not said, the stifling silence of those who do not have a say, those magical silences when the most meaningful learning can occur.

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Students Speak

The students who contributed to this book have written from every province in Canada, from abroad, and from a wide range of disciplines and professions and believe future students can be inspired by their stories of discovery, inspiration, and transformation.

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Call for Submissions—TAGSA Snapshots of Practice

Call for Submissions—TAGSA Snapshots of Practice TAGSA, a special interest group of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), is soliciting first-person essays written by teaching assistants (TAs), graduate assistants (GAs), and graduate students (GS). The essays may cover a wide range of topics centred on teaching and learning practices at Canadian…

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SoTL Canada 2020 Elections

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Attention: Please submit your nominations by April 24, 2020 Dear SoTL Canada Members, It is election time for the SoTL Canada Executive and two positions are open: Chair Advisor on Student Engagement Each position’s term of office is two years, with a maximum of two consecutive terms, beginning June 2020. Any member…

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SoTL Canada 2019 AGM Minutes

2019 AGM Minutes When: Wednesday June 12th, 2019 – 12:40 pm to 1:40 pm Central Time Zone Where: Winnipeg RBC Convention Centre, York 4 Reference Material: 2018 AGM Minutes SoTL Regional Groups – Survey Summary Results SoTL Canada By-Laws Call to Order and Welcome The Chair (B. McCollum) opened the AGM with a welcome and…

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Q&A with the 2019 TAGSA Award Winner Gerry Gourlay!

The winner of the TAGSA Award for an Outstanding Conference Session Led by a Graduate Student for 2019 is Gerry Gourlay from the University of Victoria for her session titled: Culture Shift: The Four-Year Transformation of Teaching in a Biology Department.  In Gerry’s session, she shared her experience of shifting the teaching culture in the…

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The Blind Reviewing the Blind

The Blind Reviewing the Blind By: Dr. Magdalen Normandeau The blind leading the blind seems like a bad idea. Is the blind reviewing the blind any better? The argument in favour of the double-blind review process is that reviewers can’t be impartial if they know who the authors are. If the authors are well-known and…

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The Joys of Guest-Lecturing as a Graduate Student

The Joys of Guest-Lecturing as a Graduate Student By Adrian Taylor, MSc ‘I need you to teach my class.’ That was the phrase that I heard as a graduate student at the University of Guelph a couple of Januarys ago. It can be a scary sentence to hear as a graduate student. This is particularly…

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A Q&A with 2018 TAGSA Award winner Michelle Ogrodnik

On June 22, 2018, on the last day of the STLHE conference in Sherbrooke, QC, the TAGSA award for outstanding conference session led by a graduate student was given to Michelle Ogrodnik for her “My research in 300 seconds” session, titled “The era of screens, sitting, and studying: Harnessing the benefits of exercise to promote…

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Rethinking Why and How I Attend Conferences

By Amelia Horsburgh, PhD Let’s get something straight: I don’t like attending conferences. Over the years I’ve found them overly-pretentious, stress-inducing, and mentally exhausting. Not to mention the financial cost. I’ve been a graduate student most of my adult life and scraping together little bits of funding to attend conferences has been soul-sucking and made…

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