Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation

  • U of T at Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

    The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) held their annual conference in London, Ontario in June 2016. This year’s theme was Empowering Learners, Effecting Change. 43 (forty-three) members of the U of T community presented and/or co-authored papers and posters in 16 (sixteen) sessions and 6 (six) posters. 2  U of T […]

  • Working with CTSI: from Work Study to Videographer

    By Wes Adams, Videographer, CTSI It’s been almost a year now since I started working at CTSI. I began this position a little under a year ago as work-study student with the role of video editor and assistant to the department’s talented Communications Coordinator, Kathleen Olmstead. Other than the exciting prospect of getting some hands-on […]

  • Group Work By Design – graduating my group work grump

    By Kelly Gordon, Assistant to the Directors, CTSI This past fall I became a student again. After 7 years of “real life”, I slid back into the murky world of choosing courses, writing papers, getting grades, and the one thing I was dreading above all others, doing group work. Some context – during my undergraduate […]

  • Happy New Year from Your CTSI Programming Team

    2015 is off to a running start here, as we’ve kicked off our winter programming series and are looking forward to our summer offerings and beyond. The spring (if we may be so bold to dream of spring in January!) brings with it the chance to get a head start on thinking about your summer […]

  • Recognizing and Valuing Teaching at UofT

    By Pam Gravestock, PhD, Associate Director, CTSI I recently had the pleasure of attending the inaugural Excellence in Teaching reception, honouring faculty who have received teaching awards over the past year.  Hosted by Vice-President and Provost, Cheryl Regehr, this event recognized the accomplishments of our great teachers – those who have received internal awards, such […]

  • Ramping up for the new school year

    Registration for this year’s Back-to-School Series is now open. A complete list of workshop titles and descriptions is available online. This year, we have a new featured event – a Teaching with Technology Fair on Wednesday, August 28th. This all-day event, hosted by CTSI and Academic & Collaborative Technologies (ACT), is an opportunity for the […]

  • Grand Opening: CTSI, Robarts Library Reference Services and new student study areas

    It started with a need for new student spaces. After conducting focus groups, surveys and consultations with students, we knew U of T students wanted study spaces with natural light, comfortable seating, access to computers and wireless networks, and conveniently located to other resources (e.g. books). Thanks to a generous donation by Russell and Katherine […]

  • Life @ U of T and CTSI

    We are excited to welcome Lori, the newest member of the CTSI family. Lori will be contributing regular posts to the Life @ U of T blog. I will let Lori introduce herself – her first post went up on Thursday and her second post appeared today – but we wanted to add that we’re […]

  • Home, sweet home….

    After 9 months in our temporary space, CTSI has finally returned to our (newly renovated) office on the 4th floor of Robarts! There are still some boxes to unpack and construction is still on-going but we are ready and open for business. We’ve already held workshops in the Blackburn Room and computer lab and welcomed […]

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