Three projects aimed at strengthening academic success at U of G have received support from the University’s Learning Enhancement Fund (LEF) and the Associate Vice-President (Academic) Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant (SoTL). 

Both centrally funded initiatives enhance teaching and learning at U of G.

Established in 2006, the LEF funds proposals to support academic success through projects that increase student engagement, improve access and inclusion, and enhance curriculum innovation.  

The Associate Vice-President (Academic) SoTL grant encourages and supports scholarship that informs and enhances learning experiences, teaching practices and educational development within and across disciplines. 

Proposals for both initiatives can come from faculty or staff in any college, department or academic support unit that reports to the provost.  

LEF and AVPA SoTL Grant Awards for 2023-24: 

Drs. Lauren Van Patter and Lynn Henderson, Ontario Veterinary College

  • $37,904 from LEF to develop online, community-engaged Indigenous cultural safety training for veterinary trainees, along with Angela Mashford-Pringle, Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, University of Toronto

Dr. Don Bruce, School of Languages and Literatures; Nicola Edwards, Experiential Learning; and Sobia Iqbal, College of Arts

  • $10,000 from SoTL for integrating career preparation into the academic curriculum

Dr. Kerry Ritchie, Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, and Aron Fazekas, Office of Teaching and Learning

  • $10,000 from SoTL for investigating instructor and student values of plain language writing competencies in the era of generative AI