Learning Education Advancement Fund

Winter 2022 Seed Grant Cycle Now Open!

The Learning Education Advancement Fund (LEAF) program aims to support the President’s Three Priorities by providing a two-tiered system of funding. There are opportunities for teaching and learning projects that explore, implement and scale up promising practices at different stages of their development and implementation. The program creates a pathway for projects from their initial inception to their full potential.

Below, find out more about LEAF, explore profiles of previous recipients and learn how you can submit an Expression of Interest.

Events & Resources

Throughout the year, the VPIUE Office and Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation support a number of workshops and webinars of interest to prospective LEAF applicants. Below you can see upcoming events and browse the archive of previous events and other resources

Upcoming Events

There are currently no LEAF workshops or webinars scheduled.

Previous Events

Workshop: Building an Effective LEAF Application: Assessment Strategies for a Meaningful Project

Date and Time: Wednesday August 18 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM

The final workshop in our series of summer LEAF supports, this workshop will explore how you measure the effectiveness of a LEAF project. In this session, we will cover building a meaningful and integrated assessment strategy from thinking about what sort of assessment tools work for your project to when and how you are assessing your project.

Participants in this session will gain an introductory overview of different assessment tools and techniques and clear next steps for how to build an assessment strategy in the context of a teaching grant.

Workshop: Building an Effective LEAF Application: From Idea to Submission

This workshop is designed for instructors and staff interested in applying for the LEAF program. Our workshop will cover everything from designing a research question for the Expression of Interest to the basics of building an effective, integrated assessment strategy.

Participants will gain insights into strategies and suggestions for successful applications, collaborate with peers on proposals and hear from a panel of former LEAF recipients.

Workshop: Strategies for Writing an Effective Teaching & Learning Grant

In support of instructors and staff interested in the LEAF program as well as the Instructional Technology and Innovation Fund (ITIF) and other teaching and learning funding opportunities, this workshop series will be jointly hosted by our office, the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation and Academic & Collaborative Technologies.