Higher education in times of disruption: Instructor Creativity in the Classroom

Whether we are talking about the repercussions of a pandemic, climate change, political crises, economic instability or the unprecedented advances of artificial intelligence, our societies are facing major challenges. These disruptions require us to rethink the way we do things and the way we live. How can our institutions reconsider their approaches to teaching and learning in this new period of disruption? To what extent will these challenges incentivize our universities to adopt innovative, engaging, inclusive and equitable teaching practices?

  • What disruptions are affecting academia the most?
  • What effects are these disruptions having on knowledge production, learning and teaching?
  • How will these disruptions challenge universities to transform themselves?
  • What might the university of the future look like?

This panel invites leaders in teaching and learning from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University to discuss these important issues.

Join us for this panel and contribute to the discussion.

Bilingual event with simultaneous translation in both French and English.

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This event is presented by SILC (Supra-Institutional Learning Communities).

SILC network is a new initiative of the University of Ottawa’s TLSS (Teaching and Learning Support Service), Carleton University's TLS (Teaching and Learning Services) and their teaching chairs to explore innovative and participatory approaches, strengthen knowledge sharing in teaching and learning, and foster connection and well-being across institutions.

Leading the session (in alphabetical order)

David J Hornsby

Vice-Provost & Associate Vice-President (Academic)
Carleton University

Dr. David J Hornsby – is a Professor in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and the Vice-Provost & Associate Vice-President (Academic) Carleton University, Ottawa. Prior, David held faculty positions at University College London and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg South Africa. David’s research interests pertain to the politics of science and risk in international governance, Canadian foreign policy in Sub-Saharan Africa, South African foreign policy, middle power cooperation, and pedagogy in higher education. David has published in both the biological and social sciences, and is a recognized lecturer.

Irena Knezevic

Associate professor
School of Journalism and Communication 
Carleton University

Dr. Irena Knezevic studies communication, culture, and health, with a focus on food systems and cultures. Her work has been published in a variety of journals and she is the co-editor of Food: Matter, Meaning, and Movement, an interdisciplinary open access textbook in food studies. She co-directs the Carleton Food and Media Hub research initiative and holds the Carleton University 2022-25 Chair in Teaching Innovation.

Judy King

Associate professor
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Ottawa

Dr. Judy King is a physiotherapist and associate professor in the physiotherapy program and Vice Dean of Interprofessionalism, Partnerships and Practical Education, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa in Canada and holds a Chair in University Teaching focused on Critical Thinking in a era of Misinformation. Over her career, Dr. King has served on several provincial, national and international committees, including being a founding executive committee member of the International Education Committee for World Physiotherapy, representing physiotherapists worldwide.

Karine Vanthuyne

Associate professor
Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Ottawa

Dr. Karine Vanthuyne is Associate professor of Anthropology and Chair in University Teaching at the University of Ottawa. Her partnered research focuses on indigenous rights movements in Canada and Guatemala in the context of so-called "transitional justice" projects, mining development and calls for the decolonization of universities.

Event details

Start date Wednesday, November 29, 2023 - 14:00
End date Wednesday, November 29, 2023 - 15:30
Duration 90 min
Cut off date Wednesday, November 29, 2023 - 12:00
Registered 104
Seats 196
Organizer TLSS
Language Bilingual event
Delivery mode Online via Zoom
Location Zoom (a link will be sent the day before the event)

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