Teaching Chairs Program

In 2017 the Cape Breton University Centre for Teaching & Learning launched a University Teaching Chairs program. The goal of these Chairs is three-fold:

  • to provide faculty leadership in the development of a community of practice in the area of teaching and learning;
  • to provide peer support to faculty members who wish to develop their research and practice in the area of pedagogy;
  • and to engage in and share scholarship of teaching and learning research and best-practices across the university community and beyond.

Meet our current Teaching Chairs:

Dr. Jason Loxton, Senior Lab Technologist, Geology, in the School of Science & Technology, is our University Teaching Chair in Student Engagement and Knowledge Translation.


Dr. Chris McDonald, Associate Professor, Ethnomusicology, Cultural & Creative Studies, Folklore and Ethnomusicology, in the School of Arts and Social Sciences is our University Teaching Chair in Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in University Teaching and Learning.

Applications will open again for Chairs in 2020.