The Centre for Learning and Teaching team collaborates with faculty, graduate students, departments, and resource units across campus to tailor sessions specific to Dalhousie needs.   

If you are interested in facilitating a workshop or discussion group or are interested in learning more about a topic that is not part of our scheduled events please contact the Centre at 494-1622 or

Workshops and Discussion Groups

Workshops and Discussion Groups

The Centre for Learning and Teaching offers professional development sessions that address topics on teaching and learning and technology in higher education.   The CLT encourages faculty, staff, graduate students, or anyone who is interested in enhancing their teaching practices to attend.

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Special Events

Educational Developers Caucus 2020

Jointly hosted by Dalhousie University and Mount St. Vincent University
February 19-21, 2020

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Annual Events

Dalhousie Conference on University Teaching and Learning

Each Spring, CLT organizes the DCUTL. This well-established conference brings together faculty from around the region and beyond for scholarly presentations and discussions about student learning.

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New Academic Staff Orientation

Held annually in late-August, the New Academic Staff Orientation is one of the ways that Dalhousie University welcomes new colleagues to our academic community. The Orientation is designed to introduce you to the resources, services and people available to help you get off to a strong start in your academic roles at Dalhousie. Academic staff who have joined Dalhousie during the past year are invited to meet other new colleagues and to discuss strategies and resources to support your academic work.

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Teaching and Learning Support for Part-time Academics

This two-hour session will introduce you to the services, supports and resources available to you as part-time academics, for all aspects of teaching and learning as well some general Dal information.

You’ll have the opportunity to share food and conversation, ask questions, and meet new colleagues and other part-time academics.

This is a free, voluntary, lunchtime session for part-time academics (i.e., sessional instructors / adjunct faculty). 

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Teaching Assistant Professional Development Day

This one-day annual Teaching Assistant Professional Development Day (TA Day) is a series of workshops that takes place the second week of September. Workshops focus on TAs and graduate students who are interested in a teaching career.  Individuals choose from concurrent sessions designed to address the essential skills required by graduate students to effectively facilitate classes and enhance their teaching skills.

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Creating a Teaching Dossier

The teaching dossier (or portfolio) is widely used by university academic staff to document their teaching skills and responsibilities and to provide evidence of the quality of their teaching practice.  In this two-part workshop, held annually in May, you'll have the opportunity to think about your own teaching and how to accurately capture your practice in a dossier.

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Workshop Series

Lunch and Learn Series

The Centre for Learning and Teaching will be hosting a noon hour, Lunch & Learn series for faculty and administrative staff working in the online environment.  The purpose of the Lunch & Learn series is to give faculty and administrative staff an opportunity to come together in a sharing environment to learn about what others are doing and to hear about current research and best practices. This series could be for faculty and staff who are teaching online, who are using the online environment as a component for their campus courses, or who are interested in moving some of their content online. Feel free to bring your lunch and join us to learn more.

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Active Learning Workshop Series

The Centre for Learning and Teaching will be hosting a series of three workshops on active learning topics. Learn More...

Studio Courses in Teaching and Learning

Studio Courses in Teaching and Learning

The Studio Courses will offer faculty members dedicated time and guidance to explore an aspect of teaching and learning in greater depth than in an introductory workshop. Studio Course participants will meet for approximately 8 hours during the semester, and will emerge from these courses having embarked on a project of meaning and substance.

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