Join us in Halifax in June 2017 to celebrate, discover, and explore teaching and learning.
Halifax harbour is quintessentially a gateway—ships and people arriving and moving through—immigrants landing, soldiers embarking, refugees seeking shelter. Between 1928 and 1971, more than one million immigrants, refugees, war brides, and evacuated and displaced persons saw Halifax's George's Island lighthouse and the gates of Pier 21. Many stayed in Halifax, many more moved on into the rest of Canada.

Each year, thousands of students come to Halifax as intellectual immigrants; students from across Canada and the globe arrive, move through their studies, and continue on as competent, committed citizens.

In the realm of theory and practice of technology, pedagogy, and assessment, it seems as though higher education is continually at a gateway, a liminal space, where possibility and advancement is available. In this context, what is the role of the post-secondary institutions, classrooms, and teachers in supporting students in their quest for higher learning? Understanding where we have come from, and where we are now, is key to understanding where we are going, and how we can develop and change over the next century to meet the needs of our changing student demographics. 

Announcements and updates

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March 12 || guidebook

For the conference program, we will using the app, guidebook. You can download it here.




March 12 || Registration Now Open

We are happy to announce that you may now register for STLHE/SAPES 2017 here in Halifax! Take advantage of the Early Bird Special by registering before April 30th.



February 15 || Submission Confirmation

Notification of conference submissions has begun.  The program committee hopes to have all authors notified of their status by February 24th.

December 19, 2016 || Abstract Reviews

The call for proposals is now closed and the STLHE Program Committee will begin to distribute the proposals to reviewers. Distribution of abstracts will take place between Friday, December 16, 2017 and December 22, 2016.

December 16, 2016 || Call for proposals is now closed. 

December, 2016
Due to the winter storm in Nova Scotia today, which has closed most universities and colleges, and means that our offices are unable to support people with any questions they might have regarding conference submissions, we are extending the call for proposals for ONE DAY only.  The call for proposals will now close at midnight PACIFIC time tomorrow, December 13th.

December 2016 || FINAL Call for Proposals/Appel à Propositions

Date butoir des propositions: 12 décembre 2016
Proposals Due: December 12, 2016

(Please note we are not expecting to extend the proposal deadline beyond Monday – the submission portal is set to close at midnight, Pacific Time on Monday evening)

November, 2016 || Call for Reviewers

If you are interested in reviewing proposals for STLHE/SAPES 2017 conference, please click here. This is a great way to participate in teaching and learning at a national and international level. And, we thank you for your support of the conference!


November, 2016 || Call for proposals/Appel à Propositions >> Conference theme:

«Passerelle dans l’enseignement supérieur : cultures, transitions et transformations»
"Gateways in Higher Education: Cultures, Transitions and Transformations"

Date butoir des propositions: 12 décembre 2016
Proposals Due: December 12, 2016


November, 2016 || Keynote Speaker >> Dr. David Boud
Theme >> "Assessing Students: from Constraining to Enhancing Learning"

David Boud, Emeritus Professor from University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, as Opening Keynote speaker for the STLHE 2017 conference. A former President of HERDSA and a former Dean of Graduate Studies at UTS, Dr. Boud recently completed an Australian Learning and Teaching Council project on the Future of Assessment.

Dr. David Boud, STLHE/SAPES 2017 Keynote

Dr. David Boud,
STLHE/SAPES 2017 Keynote