Director’s message

Welcome to SFU’s Teaching and Learning Centre!

I am so pleased and excited to (finally) be here and to begin meeting the SFU community! Over the past 7-1/2 years I have been engaged with teaching and learning centres in Qatar and United Arab Emirates and with faculty and students from incredibly diverse backgrounds and cultures. It has been a wonderful experience for myself and my family, but we are happy to be back in our native country.

It is a very exciting time to be joining SFU and the TLC. The collaborative work that the TLC team has engaged in across SFU (with you!) is a wonderful example of integration and shared expertise. Incredible progress has been made in terms of teaching and learning, and the stage is set for even greater things.

The TLC consists of a dedicated group of people who believe wholeheartedly in the power of working together to achieve common goals including innovative teaching, engaging with students, learning environments, and indigenizing the curriculum (or anything in between).

All of us at the TLC look forward to our continued engagement and invite you to touch base with us for anything from conversations about the weather to discussions about teaching and learning. And, if you can find your way to us, we offer chocolates and coffee (or tea)!

Brad Johnson (bio)
Director, Teaching and Learning Centre