Certificates for Instructors

Faculty Certificate in Teaching Excellence

This comprehensive suite of programs will allow you to explore and implement a variety of teaching strategies, engage with scholarly literature, and reflect critically on your approaches to teaching.

Certificates for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

Western Certificate in University Teaching and Learning for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

The goal of the Western Certificate in University Teaching and Learning is to enhance the quality of teaching by graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, and to prepare them for a future faculty or professional career. The presentation and group facilitation skills gained while completing the Certificate will not only benefit participants in pursuit of a faculty position, but are also valued by employers in business, industry and other non-academic fields. Program participants receive a certificate and a letter of accomplishment after they complete the five certificate components.

Western Certificate in Academic & Professional Communication for International Graduate Students

This Certificate is designed to enhance the academic and professional communication skills of international graduate students, helping them to make a successful transition to Canadian academia. International students will learn about cultural differences in patterns of communication, and acquire strategies to maintain positive interactions with supervisors, peers, and students.

We also offer certificates of completion for several individual programs, including: