Catalysts: A Conversation Series on Teaching

Catalysts: A Conversation Series on Teaching

This is a series of conversations with UofA teaching award winners on their trials and triumphs in teaching. Led by the award winners themselves, the series is meant to provide a forum for celebration, conversation and reflection about teaching practices. Everyone is welcome to come and learn from some of our best teachers.


Past Catalysts Sessions


  • Developing Student-Teacher Relationships
    Christine Hughes, Beverly Kula, Glen R. Loppnow and Carla Peck
    October 18, 2016
  • Teaching-Intensive Academic Positions at Research-Intensive Institutions: Why We Need Them
    Yoram Apelblat, Roger Graves, Frances Plane, Fahim Rahman, Frank Robinson and Candy Sloboda
    May 6, 2016
  • Measuring Teaching Scholarship: What do we value?
    Suzanne Kresta
    April 11, 2016


  • Balancing Home and Profession (recording unavailable)
    David Chorney, Dominic Sauvageau, Adrienne Wright and Charles Lucy,
    November 27, 2015
  • Care and Teaching of First Year Students
    Robyn Fowler, Charles Lucy, Hassan Safouhi and Olenka Bilash,
    September 29, 2015
  • Epic Fails II: Learning From Our Teaching Mistakes (recording unavailable)
    David Barnet, Eric Rivard, Nese Yuksel and Carla Peck,
    March 24, 2015
  • Ask Me Anything!
    Suzanne Kresta, Paul Lu, Brian Maraj and Alex Brown,
    February 25, 2015
  • Two Great Ideas - from Four Great Teachers (recording unavailable)
    Margaret-Ann Armour, Clive Hickson, Hassan Safouhi and Billy Strean,
    January 26, 2015