Program at a glance

Wednesday, April 28

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8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Land acknowledgement & Welcome
Dr. Mark Abrahams, Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Pro Tempore

8:45 – 9:15 a.m.

Dr. Gavan Watson, Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning, and Director, CITL

9:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Visiting Keynote: Dr. Peter Felten
Assistant provost for teaching and learning, executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, Elon University (US)

10:30 - 11 a.m.


11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (Set 1) - 5 sessions

12 - 1 p.m.


1 - 2 p.m.

Plenary: Kelly Anne Butler
Indigenous Education Specialist, Memorial University
Adjunct professor, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Grenfell Campus

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (Set 2) - 5 sessions

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Plenary: Showcase of Excellence
Presentation of 2021 Memorial University Award for Outstanding Self-directed Learning

Facilitated by Dr. Rob Shea, Chair of Selection Committee and Associate VP (Marine Institute), Academic and Student Affairs; and Dr. Donna Hardy-Cox, Associate VP (Academic), Students.

4:15-4:30 p.m.

Day 1 Closing Remarks
Dr. Kim Myrick, Conference Chair and Associate Director, Teaching and Learning, CITL


Thursday, April 29



8:30-8:45 a.m.

Day 2 Kickoff & Introduction to Keynote
Dr. Aimee Surprenant, Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Dean, Graduate Studies

8:45 -9:45 a.m.

Memorial University Keynote: Dr. Janna Rosales
2020 recipient of the President's Award for Outstanding Teaching and Assistant professor (teaching), Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

9:45 - 10 a.m.


10 - 11 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions (Set 3) - 5 sessions

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (Set 4) - 5 sessions

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.


1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Plenary: Showcase of Excellence Forum
Recognition of teaching excellence and profile of 2020 recipients of President's Awards in Teaching and Graduate Supervision

Hosted by Dr. Vianne Timmons, President and Vice-Chancellor

2:30 - 3 p.m.

Conference Reflections
Dr. Gavan Watson, Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning, and Director, CITL


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