Educational Development

Director of Centre for Teaching Innovation & Excellence: Sandy Hughes, BA, MA, MEd,, ext. 4104
Associate Director of Centre for Teaching Innovation & Excellence: Joseph Beer, BComm, MComm,, ext. 4734
Manager of Educational Development: Jeanette McDonald, BASc, MSc, EdD,, ext. 3211
Educational Developer (Waterloo): Kyra Jones, BSc, PhD., ext. 4736
Educational Developer (Brantford): Shirley Hall, BLA, MLA,, ext. 5452
Educational Development Program and Events Co-ordinator: Mary Neil, BSc, BEd, MA,, ext. 3507
Office Location: Waterloo - Room R294, 202 Regina Street North | Brantord - Room 301D, St. Andrew's Building

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