As part of the Centre for Learning, Education, and Research (CLEaR), Academic is Development is committed to strengthening teaching and supporting research across all UCN programs. The Academic Development Team is UCN’s resource for course and program development and review. Additionally, Academic Development provides leadership and guidance to ensure that Indigenous knowledges and practices are embedded in curriculum, teaching practices, and research.


The work of Academic Development supports:

•          Curriculum development 

•          Indigegogy 

•          Online and classroom teaching



Centre for Learning, Education, and Research (CLEaR)

Professional Development Schedule Term 20

CLEaR is offering the following slate of professional development session to support teaching and learning at UCN. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend the sessions. Pre-registration is not required.  All session will be offered through Zoom and will use the same link and password.

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 935 8135 9995                            Passcode: UCN2021

Thursday, November 18

10:00 – 11:00

Holism in Teaching / Beliefs About Teaching and Learning

This session aims to position holism as a model of teaching and learning and to ground teaching practices in Indigegogy. The model will be linked to CLEaR’s Beliefs About Teaching and Learning.


Presenter:  Melanie Belmore

Ann Barbour-Stevenson

Manager, Academic Development


Ethel Nyabeze

Quality Assurance Coordinator


Valdine Flaming

Indigenous Projects Officer/Indigenous Curriculum Specialist


Melanie Belmore

Indigenous Projects Manager/Community-based Indigenous Curriculum Specialist


Janet Sainsbury

Educational Developer