Teaching and Learning

The University of Manitoba strongly values the role of teaching and learning. One of the goals of the Strategic Plan is that the University of Manitoba will be nationally and internationally recognized for its teaching, research and creative excellence, sought after by students and faculty alike as their preferred site of study.

Blended and Online Learning

A Blended and Online Learning Task Force was struck in late 2012 to examine the current state of blended and online learning at the University of Manitoba and to develop recommendations and strategies for moving forward. The Committee presented a report in June 2014 and next steps are currently being considered.

Terms of Reference / Community Engagement / Task Force Blog / Final Report Blog

Final Report (rev. June 20, 2014)

Teaching and Learning Certificate for Faculty Members

In August, 2014, the University launched the UM Teaching & Learning Certificate program designed for faculty members who are in the early part of their teaching career.

Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF)

The TLEF was created in 2014 and in 2020, the program has been expanded to support seed projects, major projects, teaching scholarships and teaching fellowships.  This program will explore new pedagogical approaches and the impact on learning, the scholarship of teaching and learning, the integration of research and teaching in the classroom. 

For further information visit our Awards and Funding Opportunities page.

Teaching Awards

A list of the University of Manitoba's Faculty Awards and Honours Recipients can be found here.

3M National Teaching Fellowships

Our institution has a university-wide internal process to help develop and support future 3M nominations. Distinguished members of faculties/colleges/schools who, because of their original contributions to teaching excellence and educational leadership, can be recommended to the University's advisory committee for consideration.

Deans, Directors, Associate Deans (Undergraduate) and Department Heads are encouraged to put forward prospective nominees for consideration of this prestigious award. For detailed information on the nomination process and eligibility criteria, please refer to the memo from Dr. Mark Torchia, Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) dated September 19, 2018.  The next anticipated deadline for submission of final nominations is September, 2019.  The committee would like to identify potential nominees now to help develop the strongest application possible and request that the following nomination materials be submitted internally to Brent Deere (brent.deere@umanitoba.ca) by Friday, November 2, 2018:

  • an updated copy of their curriculum vitae;
  • a short paragraph as to why the person should be nominated;
  • a copy of their recent SEEQ scores; (excluding students' comments);
  • a 1-page document highlighting the nominee's 'Teaching Philosophy'.

Contact Brent Deere, Research Awards Administrator for further information.

For further information on 3M National Teaching Fellowships, visit the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) website.