Annual SoTL Symposium

The Centre for Discovery in Learning (CDL), in conjunction with the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness and the Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning), are proud to host an Annual Symposium for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).  This symposium celebrates the diverse research being conducted on teaching and learning in higher education across the U of S campus, and also provides opportunities for faculty, sessionals, staff and graduate students new to SoTL to learn more about it.

4th Annual U of S SoTL Symposium - May 1 & 2, 2014

In addition to plenary presentations, there will be various opportunities to present your SoTL work or ideas. We invite participation from those interested in dipping a toe in the SoTL waters, those part way through a SoTL project, as well as those experienced with and wishing to present results of their SoTL research. The day will be strengthened by a diversity of perspectives so we welcome all who would like to attend.  We hope the event will be a chance to gather and learn from colleagues interested in improving teaching and learning at the University and beyond.


SoTL Symposium Draft Program 

Thursday, May 1 




 9:30-10am Registration, coffee  
10-12pm  Risk Taking and Teaching (Click to view poster) Neatby-Timlin
12-1:30pm Lunch & registration  
1:30-2:30pm Keynote & structured discussion Neatby-Timlin & breakout rooms
2:30-3pm Break Neatby-Timlin

Concurrent Session A (click to view abstracts)

  • 3-3:30 – Michael Epstein
  • 3:30-4 – Jay Wilson and Tom Yates
  • 4-4:30 – Krista Trinder and Gabriella Mezo-Kricsfalusy


  • 3-3:30 – Craig Thompson and John Dickinson
  • 3:30-4 – Tatiana Rac and Marcel D’Eon
  • 4-4:30 – Dionne Pohler and John Kleefeld


Arts 212




4:30-5:30pm Reception Neatby-Timlin

Friday, May 2





World Café (click to view abstracts)

  • Beryl Radcliffe
  • Jennifer Chlan and Marcel D’Eon

  • Marcel D’Eon
  • Wenona Partridge
  • Sarah Buhler and Marcel D’Eon
  • John Dickinson & Stan Yu
  • Peggy Proctor
  • Nancy Turner & Carolyn Hoessler
Arts 108 & 109
10-10:30am Break Neatby-Timlin

Concurrent Session B (click to view abstracts)

  • 10.30-11.00 – Sean Polreis
  • 11.00 – 11.30 – Paul Olszynski
  • 11.30-12.00 – Heather Ross, Jaymie Koroluk, Nancy Turner


  • 10.30-11.00 – Paulette Hunter
  • 11.00 – 11.30 – Matthew Harmin
  • 11.30-12.00 – Wally Lockhart


Arts 108



 Arts 109

12-1:30pm Lunch  
1:30-5pm Writing Retreat Boffins