Building Connections: Well-being in Teaching and Learning

Hosted by the Teaching and Learning Centre, Health Promotion and SFU Faculty Association 


Application Deadline: Friday, January 20, 2017

Positive well-being is a key predictor for learning and student success. The Teaching and Learning Centre and Health Promotion have been working with instructional staff to create conditions for Well-being in Learning Environments.

We invite interactive and innovative proposals from SFU faculty, instructors, teaching assistants, tutor-markers, instructional staff, and administrators that demonstrate how well-being is considered in your teaching practice, research, or scholarly inquiry into teaching and learning to benefit your students’ learning. We also invite proposals from graduate and undergraduate students to highlight the impact of specific teaching practices on student well-being.

The format for the event includes a series of Lightning Talks. Lightning Talks, are 7 minute dynamic and engaging talks on an exciting aspect of your work, a significant professional question, or lesson learned about well-being, teaching and learning. There will be 5 minutes allowed for questions from the audience. Interspersed, there will be time for attendees to meet and greet with the speakers to spark a sharing of ideas, collaboration and continued conversation during the session and beyond.

Download the Application form

Join the Network

SFU’s Well-being in Learning Environments Network includes faculty, instructors and teaching assistants who are creating conditions for well-being in learning environments. Members are encouraged to try and share ideas from the Wellbeing in Learning Environments website. Project updates and events are also shared with network members.


Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Time: 10AM – 4:00PM
Location: Halpern Centre
SFU Burnaby Campus

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We are using SFU's myInvolvement registration system. If you do not have an account, you will be prompted to create one.