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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

The educational developers who work in the Teaching Excellence and Innovation team work collaboratively with educators across Laurier’s multi-campus teaching communities to advance a culture of excellence and in teaching and learning.

Professional educational developers frame their practice with a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity, building relationships with faculty and students in their pursuit of teaching excellence to collaborate on projects and create opportunities for professional skill development surrounding pedagogy and teaching approaches.


Debora VanNijnatten

Academic Director, Teaching Excellence and Innovation


As Academic Director of Teaching Excellence and Innovation, I work directly with the educational developers on the Teaching Excellence and Innovation team, and collaboratively with eLearning, Continuing Education and Experiential Learning & Career Services, to think strategically and proactively about how we can foster innovative, effective pedagogies that support Laurier’s aim to produce future-ready graduates across our campuses. Read more about Debora.

holly-gibbs.jpgHolly Gibbs

Acting Manager, Teaching Excellence and Innovation

  • Grand River Hall 215 (Brantford) | Peters Building, P247 (Waterloo), Teaching and Learning Commons 

Erin HodsonErin Hodson

Educational Developer, Teaching Excellence and Innovation Team

Alesha MoffatAlesha Moffat

Educational Developer, Teaching Excellence and Innovation Team

Rammy SainiRammy Saini

Educational Developer, Teaching Excellence and Innovation Team

Michael DalyMichael Daly

Classroom Management and Program Coordination, Teaching Excellence and Innovation Team


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