​​​​​Keynote Speakers​​

Dr. Debra L. Dawson​

Dr. Debra Dawson is the Director of the Centre for Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education DD - SoTL.pngat Western University, in London, Canada. Her research has focussed on the scholarship of educational development, institutional teaching culture and student learning. She is the past Chair of the Educational Developers Caucus of Canada and is currently the coordinator of 3M National Teaching Fellowship for the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). An award-winning teacher Deb received the Christopher Knapper Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 from STLHE.​

Dr. Mike Atkinson​ 

Dr. Mike Atkinson is psychologist who pioneered large class teaching in Canada.In addition, MA- SoTL.pnghe is an expert on the use of multimedia in the classroom and assessment. As an associate professor in the Department of Psychology he has taught at Western University in London, Canada for over 30 years. Dr. Atkinson is the recipient of numerous teaching awards including the 3M National Teaching Fellowship. He has taught over 30,000 students and given more than 300 keynote talks and presentations on teaching in higher education. He is also a Teaching Fellow associated with Western’s Centre for Teaching and Learning.​ ​​