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Faculty of Community Services

Faculty Teaching Chair

Ryerson’s Faculty Teaching Chair program cultivates teaching excellence, fosters peer collaboration, and develops resources to enhance the teaching and learning experience.

At the Faculty of Community Services, Samantha Wehbi has been appointed as the Faculty Teaching Chair for 2015-2018.



Faculty Learning & Teaching Committee

The Faculty Learning & Teaching Committee at the Faculty of Community Services is made up of a diverse group of stakeholders from the faculty, library and student body.  

They advance transformative approaches to learning and teaching, such as:

  • e-learning
  • interprofessional education
  • mindfulness
  • social innovation
  • arts-informed/arts-based methods

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Faculty Teaching Chair to promote excellence in teaching, student engagement and learning.
  • Provide peer review, peer consultations and support for teaching at the school level.
  • Advise on issues regarding learning and teaching.
  • Adjudicate faculty teaching awards.
  • Plan faculty-wide events and workshops.

Committee members:

  • Samantha Wehbi (Chair), Social Work
  • Tziporah Bernstein, Undergrad Student Representative
  • Marni Binder, Early Childhood Studies
  • Jennifer Clarke, Social Work
  • Cecile Farnum, Library
  • Enza Gucciardi, Nutrition
  • Chelsea Jones, Disability Studies
  • Jennifer Martin, Child and Youth Care
  • Richard Meldrum, Occupational and Public Health
  • Jasna Schwind, Nursing
  • Zhixi Zhuang, Urban and Regional Planning
Get in touch

The Faculty Learning & Teaching Committee is available to discuss your questions and ideas about teaching.

Teaching members of Ryerson’s Faculty of Community Services can get in touch regarding any of the following:

  • teaching
  • course design
  • student engagement
  • scholarship of teaching and learning

Please contact Samantha Wehbi, Faculty Teaching Chair at