University of Toronto's Teaching & Learning Symposium (2011)

PDAD&C#24, 2011-12


To:   PDAD&C 
From:   Carol Rolheiser, Director, Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation 
Date:   November 9, 2011
Re:   University of Toronto's Teaching & Learning Symposium (2011)


The sixth annual University-wide Symposium on Teaching and Learning will be held Monday, November 28, 2011 at Hart House. We ask that you encourage individuals from your unit to attend this full-day event. (A poster advertising the event is attached.)

This year's symposium, entitled Cultivating Teaching, Cultivating Learning, will focus on strategies and initiatives that aim to cultivate effective teaching and learning across the University of Toronto's divisions and campuses. Through concurrent sessions, posters and roundtable discussions the day will focus on the following four sub-themes:

  • Student acquisition of knowledge, skills and values
  • Enhancing relationships and fostering partnerships
  • Planning, instruction and assessment
  • Leadership to support teaching and learning

The symposium will also include a keynote address by Roger Martin, Dean, Rotman School of Management, on Cultivating the Opposable Mind and a panel discussion between President David Naylor and the 2011 winners of the President's Teaching Award:

  • Paul Gries, Department of Computer Science
  • Mark Kingwell, Department of Philosophy
  • June Larkin, Women and Gender Studies Institute
  • Michael Lettieri, Department of Italian Languages
  • Susan Lieff, Department of Psychiatry

The symposium will close with our Caption Contest ( and give-away for a Dell™ Streak 7 Honeycomb tablet.

This tri-campus event is intended to stimulate discussion and the sharing of experiences around teaching and learning, aiming to enhance communications and build internal networks. It is a cross-divisional forum, which allows faculty and staff to explore new instructional methods and to celebrate our commitment to teaching and learning.

To view the full program and to register for this event, please visit:
(Please note: This is a free event but registration is required.)

Questions about the Symposium can be directed to Thuy Huynh in the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation at 416-946-3325 or