Our Mission

Teaching and Learning Canada was established in 2011 (TLC/AME) with the goal of promoting and enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in Canadian post-secondary education through:

  • Sponsoring and disseminating research
  • Raising public awarenes
  • Forging links
  • Co-sponsoring events

TLC is a registered charity

About Us

TLC is an incorporated and registered charity, originally created by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education who provided seed funding.

Read our Bylaws, Revised November 2017


A forum designed to generate a vibrant dialogue and actionable ideas to enhance the student experience and help re-imagine innovative pathways to higher education.

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TLC sponsors three types of event: regional, national, and international. In most cases we seek to partner with other agencies who share our goal of enhancing the quality of university teaching and learning.

Current Issues

Colleges and universities are essential to our social and economic well-being. What and how students learn is of immense importance to their future lives, both as workers and citizens. Many students cite their professors as some of the greatest influences on their later lives and learning, yet most academics receive no formal preparation for their teaching role, and methods of teaching and assessment are hardly unchanged from Victorian times when institutions were quite different and society had very different expectations of university and college graduates.

We will explore . . .

  • How can students be prepared for a lifetime of change?
  • How can they learn to solve problems and tackle issues not yet identified?
  • What is the best way to prepare teachers for their role?
  • How can teachers connect more meaningfully with their students at a time of diminishing resources and rapidly increasing class sizes?
  • How can teachers and students engage with their community?
  • What is the appropriate role for technology in teaching and learning?

Board of Directors

Arshad Ahmad

Arshad Ahmad


Sylvia Avery

Sylvia Avery


Anita Acai

Anita Acai


Aline Germain-Rutherford

Aline Germain-Rutherford


TLC began with a distinguished advisory committee, drawn from educational leaders from across Canada and abroad. Members included:

  • Arshad Ahmad, McMaster University, past-President, STLHE
  • Steven Davis, Chair of Board, Academics without Borders
  • Patrick Deane, President, McMaster University
  • Natalie Gerum, Graduate Student, Lakehead University
  • Leslie Gouldie, Chief Executive Officer, Student Awards Canada
  • Joy Mighty, Carleton University, and past-President, STLHE
  • Pat Rogers, Wilfrid Laurier University, and past-President STLHE
  • Ken Steele, Co-founder, Academica
  • Pierre Zundel, President, University of Sudbury
Maureen Mancuso

Maureen Mancuso

Past President and CEO

Christopher Knapper

Christopher Knapper

Past Director


Make a Donation

Your donation to TLC will help promote better teaching in Canadian universities and can make a real difference in enhancing the quality of learning our next generation of students will experience. Anyone making a donation of more than $50 will become a member of TLC for the year in question, will receive regular updates on TLC activities, and be entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting. Teaching and Learning Canada is a registered charity, and all donations are eligible for a deduction from Canadian income tax.

Mailing Address:
Teaching and Learning Canada
c/o McMaster University
1280 Main Street West, L-504
Hamilton, ON  L8S 4L6

(905) 525-9140, ext. 24540

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