Welcome to the Centre for Teaching Excellence

Maha Bali keynote at 2024 Teaching and Learning Symposium

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Maha Bali will be the opening keynote speaker for the 2024 Symposium on Teaching and Learning at Capilano University

Teaching and Learning Symposium 2024: Call for Proposals

We invite all faculty to submit a proposal sharing how you nurture learning at Capilano University.

Reimagining Grading: Faculty Learning Community

Back by popular demand! This Spring let’s explore how alternative  grading  can transform teaching to focus on student learning instead of grades.

Generative AI Community of Practice

This Fall the CTE has been running an online Community of Practice for faculty interested in getting together to talk about strategies and explorations with Generative AI in their teaching practice. Interested in joining the conversation?

Peer Observation of Teaching and Learning Workshops 2024

If you’ve participated in faculty evaluations as a colleague, chair, coordinator or convenor, you may have thought to yourself, “There’s got to be a better way!”—And, you’re right!

The Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) fosters excellence, innovation, and collaboration in teaching and learning by supporting faculty and staff through programming, mentoring, professional development opportunities, and research on effective teaching practices for student learning.  

Connect with us!

Here are just a few of the things we can work on together:

  • Developing rubrics
  • Creating learning activities in and outside of class
  • Active learning strategies
  • Curricular alignment (assignments, activities and learning outcomes)
  • Building classroom community
  • Formative feedback and assessment
  • Integrating technology into your teaching

We are available for in-person and virtual one-on-one consultations Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm to support you in your teaching, answer questions and to explore any new ideas for innovative and evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning.


CTE Upcoming Events

Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the unceded sovereign Indigenous Nations of Lil’wat, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm(Musqueam), Shíshálh (Sechelt), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh(Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh).


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