Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2013/2014
Canadian Excellence

Educational Development

Director of Teaching Support Services: Sandy Hughes, BA, MA, MEd, shughes@wlu.ca, ext. 4104
Manager of Educational Development: Jeanette McDonald, BASc, MSc, EdD, jmcdonald@wlu.ca, ext. 3211
Instructional Design Specialist: Anna Barichello, BA, BEd, MEd, abarichello@wlu.ca, ext. 2503
Educational Development Program and Events Co-ordinator: Mary Neil, BSc, BEd, mneil@wlu.ca, ext. 3507
Co-ordinator: Community Partnerships, Curriculum Integration and Program Development: Michael Bernhard, BA, MA, mbernhard@wlu.ca, ext. 4039/4688
Office Location: Room R294, 202 Regina Street North
Email: edev@wlu.ca
Website: /edev/

Educational Development has as its mission the goal of fostering and advancing a culture that values excellence in teaching and learning. Working collaboratively with faculty, graduate students and administrators, the Office nurtures the enhancement of teaching and learning by:

  • modelling and facilitating pedagogically sound instructional design practices and the integration of educational technologies;
  • promoting, supporting, and contributing to scholarly teaching practice and educational research;
  • fostering a sense of community and creating opportunities for the free exchange of ideas across the Laurier community;
  • profiling and supporting teaching innovations and best practices at all levels;
  • encouraging excellence through reflective practice and continuous skill development;
  • providing input and direction on university policies and initiatives that support teaching and learning; and
  • building relationships and networks internal and external to the university engaged in dialogue about teaching, learning and scholarship