York Teaching Conferences

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Teaching in Focus Conference (TiF) 2019

Intentionality in Your Teaching: From Practice to Praxis

Date: Wednesday May 15th and Thursday May 16th, 2019

The call for proposals has now closed.

Registration is open for the 2019 Teaching in Focus (TiF) conference! Join us for an exciting two days to share and learn from others at York about what innovative approaches and strategies are being used in classrooms across campus.

Follow this link to register:

Register for TiF Conference 

Follow these links for the Program :

Program at a Glance: TiF Program Overview
Schedule: TiF Schedule
Full Program: TiF Program

The deadline to register is Monday, May 6, 2019.

We are thrilled to announce our keynote speaker, Dr. Eric Kam.

Dr. Eric Kam is Associate Professor of Economics at Ryerson, and in 2019-2020, will spend his sabbatical as true visitor at Glendon College. Eric holds a PhD in economics from York University. He has been faculty teaching chair, and director of teaching and learning. Eric is a monetary theorist who researches the real effects of monetary changes. He supervised 75 masters and undergraduate theses, been the external examiner for 4 PhD dissertations and is the 2013 recipient of Ryerson’s President’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

Searching for Tools for Mass Instruction

“In this presentation, I examine the best practices on the teaching of large lectures and compare and contrast these theories to the experiences I have had teaching over 25, 000 students in classes ranging from 300 to 1200 students. I offer helpful tips to new and seasoned instructors, which are reflections of what has worked and what has failed over 20 years.”

More details, including a conference agenda and program, coming soon!

Previous TiF Conferences

Supporting Teaching at York Symposium (STAY)


Graduate students engaging in opening plenary of the STAY Symposium on Friday May 2, 2014

Supporting Teaching at York Symposium (STAY) is a pan-university TA conference in Teaching and learning. This conference is featuring sessions facilitated by the graduates of the Senior Teaching Assistant Program to engage TAs with conversations around a broad range of topics central to the role of a Teaching Assistant at York. All TAs at York are invited to this event and participation can lead to a ‘Record of Completion’ Certificate.

2020 STAY Symposium

Date: Friday May 1, 2020, 9:30am-3:30pm, Location: TBD
For more information and to register for the 2020 STAY Symposium

Previous STAY Symposia