An event open to open all paths for students who are interested in exploring the field of education as a career.

Students will be able to participate in a daylong, hands-on and experimental teaching environment within state-of-art engineeeing curriculums taught by Great Lakes College faculty who have expertise in these areas.

These seminars are free and includes morning snacks and lunch.

Students will get a chance to participate in workshops, create projects, and will be able to take a tour of the college after the day concludes.

“This whole day was a great experience. The different workshops were fun and engaging. It was nice to see how actual college classes would be, while also learning about teaching. It was nice to be with a group of people that have the same dreams as you. The staff was great and very fun.”
- Alanis Whiteside


Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Our Innovation and Professional Experience Center (IPEC) works collaboratively to provide a broad range of services and offers support to faculty and students from all academic centres and programs. IPEC pursues excellence in teaching and learning by undertaking a wide range of pilot projects and special initiatives in partnership with the college community.


In pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning.

The IPEC comprises:

  • Library
  • Learning Services
  • Learning and Development
  • Digital Learning Team
  • Learning Experience Design Team
  • Audio Visual Department



Since our establishment in 2004, the our library has been supporting students and staff with their study and research needs. As the hub of learning at Great Lakes College, the library is the place to find scholarly resources, work on individual or group projects, access a wealth of information in various formats and find helpful advice to assist you with your learning needs.


Learning Services

Learning Services provides a range of services in support of students’ academic success and retention. Teams from three interrelated departments (Accessibility Services, the Learning Café and Testing Services) work with diverse student populations and faculty at Great Lakes College. In addition, select services are offered to other post-secondary institutions and external agencies.


Learning and Development

Learning and Development coordinates and implements professional development for staff and faculty. Professional Development (PD) includes formal and informal methods that assist all staff in engaging in a reflective practice to ensure growth. All staff may engage in leadership, health and wellness or skills-based training. PD for instructors is targeted at building a reflective practice and further advancing teaching and learning.


Digital Learning Team

The Digital Learning Team provides support for instructors, staff and students with all of their digital learning needs. Our largest area of expertise is GLCourse, our learning management system.

We assist instructors with creating and setting up their courses, importing assignments/exams, setting up interactions with students, and providing various tips and tricks. We help students gain access and interact with their GLCourse, setting them up for success. We also support a wide-range of other digital learning tools, including spreadsheets and engineering simulation tools and many more.


Learning Experience Design Team

The Learning Experience Design Team supports the development of the many diverse learning experiences at Great Lakes College. We use a collaborative and iterative process based on principles of design thinking and human-centered design.

Our learning experience designers support academic programs, other college departments and external stakeholders in the design and development of programs, courses and other learning experiences. It also supports instructors through consultation, resource development and workshop facilitation based in current practices in instructional design, curriculum and assessment.

Our team consists of individuals who specialize in curriculum, instructional design, project management, writing, formatting, graphic and interactive media design, and video development.


Audio Visual Department

The Audio Visual Department provides classroom support for instructors dealing with technological issues. This includes assistance with projector, SMART board, television and speaker problems. We supply equipment and services for teleconferences and video conferences.

We are also available to produce video projects. This encompasses filming lectures, guest speakers, classroom demonstrations, workshops and field trips.