Capilano University Teaching and Learning Symposium 2023 (May 2-4)

Theme: Centering Health and Well-Being in Teaching and Learning

“Innovative educational approaches, relevant programming, collaborative community projects and creative physical and virtual spaces will contribute to a culture of health and well-being.” – from Envisioning 2030 

We now invite proposals for workshops, presentations, and roundtable discussions for Capilano University’s Teaching and Learning Symposium 2023. A culture of health and well-being is at the center of Envisioning 2030, so how do we center health and well-being in our teaching practices?

Over the past few years, our CapU community has experienced how a focus on health and well-being can support the whole learner and create classroom environments that are conducive to learning for our diverse student population.

This year’s symposium aims to highlight how instructors purposefully support the health and well-being of their students and the community. We invite faculty to share, reflect and dialogue while showcasing some of the positive impacts of centering health and well-being in teaching and learning.

We welcome proposals from individuals, teams, faculty-student partnerships, panels, and community partnerships (faculty, students, and organizations). 

Proposals may be for workshops, presentations, or roundtable discussions:  

  • Workshops are interactive 75-minute sessions 
  • Presentations are 20-minute sessions, including time for questions or interaction 
  • Roundtables are 15-minute discussions focused on one particular topic or question   


Tuesday May 2nd will be delivered ONLINE on Zoom

Wednesday and Thursday May 3-4, will be delivered IN-PERSON, following all Capilano University and Provincial Health Order recommendations for indoor gatherings.

Workshops will be scheduled for 75-minute blocks (due to their interactive nature), Presentations will be scheduled for 20-minutes (includes questions and interaction), and Roundtables will be scheduled for 15-minutes per submission/presenter.

Proposal Submissions

The following guiding questions may help to share your submission:

  • Which innovative educational approaches are you using to contribute to health and well-being?
  • How do your teaching practices purposefully support the health and well-being of your students?
  • How do you support the health and well-being of your colleagues?
  • How do you take a holistic approach to your teaching in order to support the whole person?
  • What have you learned about supporting health and well-being by teaching through the pandemic?
  • What have you learned about the importance of health and well-being for teaching and learning?
  • What is needed to create a focus on health and well-being and the whole student?
  • How do we create inclusive learning spaces?
  • What experiences have you had in centering health and well-being in your classroom?

Proposals are being accepted until Monday, March 27th 12:00pm (PST).

Submit your proposals here.

Support with your Proposal

Have an idea you would like to share with others at the Symposium, but not sure how to start?  Not sure how to translate your idea so that all participants recognize the links to their own teaching and learning? The CTE is here to help!   

The CTE is offering 30-minute consultations to help you translate your idea into a presentation, roundtable, or workshop proposal. Book your consultation with an Educational Developer here:  Consultations | Centre for Teaching Excellence (