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ISSOTL’s goal is to “foster inquiry and disseminate findings about what improves and articulates post-secondary learning and teaching.” To support this goal, ISSOTL recognizes the importance of engaging emerging scholars who are interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

The purpose of this disbursement is to support new talent and encourage engagement of students in ISSOTL. The ISSOTL conference is a useful venue for encouraging engagement of students through the sharing of ideas, networking, and learning. The fund facilitates this engagement by inviting currently registered post-secondary students to apply for a complimentary 2017-2018 ISSOTL student membership and a conference fee waiver to attend the ISSOTL 2017 conference in Calgary, AB, Canada.

Recipients will be expected to attend the October 12th poster session and reception, where they will be recognized. Recipients must be enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students at the time of the conference.

Upon culmination of the conference, recipients will be expected to write a brief (i.e. 500-word) reflection on their conference experience. With the author’s permission, this may be published on the ISSOTL blog.

Applications will be evaluated by members of the ISSOTL Students & SoTL Committee. Although priority will go to students presenting at the conference, decisions will also be based on the applicant’s commitment to the scholarship of teaching and learning, and the relevance of the conference/ISSOTL membership to the applicant’s professional development and career plans. The committee also seeks to make disbursements to students from a diverse set of higher education institutions; geographic locations; and academic programs, departments, and faculties; acknowledging that there can be significant expenses associated with international travel. As such, the ISSOTL Emerging Scholars Fund is both needs-based and merit-based and the committee encourages applicants to consider both of these aspects in their application submission. 

If you have questions, please contact Roselynn Verwoord or Aaron Long, ISSOTL Student Representatives, at and

To apply, please complete this document and submit it to Brandon Clementi ( by July 1, 2017.


ISSOTL will recognize a student (or students) presenting the best student-led presentation and a student (or students) presenting the best student poster at the annual ISSOTL conference. The goal of ISSOTL is to foster inquiry and disseminate findings about what improves and articulates post-secondary learning and teaching in any discipline. The ISSOTL Awards for Best Student Presentation/Poster will acknowledge work that best represents the purposes, goals, and vision of ISSOTL and adds new knowledge, contributes innovative research, and/or provides insightful contribution to the field by a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral student.

Application Process

Students who have had a proposal accepted to ISSOTL and who are interested in being considered for the ISSOTL Awards for Best Conference Presentation/Poster Led by a Student must submit an application to Brandon Clementi ( by Friday, September 1st at 12pm that includes: 

  • Name
  • Degree Type
  • Academic Department
  • University
  • Conference Presentation/Poster Title
  • Conference Presentation/Poster Abstract
  • Conference Presentation/Poster Session Number

Please include "ISSOTL Awards for Best Student Presentation/Poster" in the subject line.


At the conference, ISSOTL members who volunteer to be judges will circulate among the concurrent sessions with presenters who asked to be considered for the award in order to adjudicate the sessions (the criteria for judging are attached). The award will be presented at the closing of the ISSOTL conference. Applicants are encouraged to attend the closing of the conference but will still be eligible for the award, regardless of their attendance at the closing of the conference. The award includes a certificate, acknowledgement on the ISSOTL website, and a one-year complimentary membership to ISSOTL.

Date of Award Notification

Saturday, October 14th following the ISSOTL 2017 Closing Keynote


  • Undergraduate or Graduate students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral program at a post-secondary institution or who were enrolled in a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral program at a post-secondary institution in the most recent academic year.
  • Listed as primary author(s)/presenter(s) on their ISSOTL conference presentation.
  • Must be presenting research that reflects their own work, not that of an advisor.
  • Presenting at the annual ISSOTL conference.
  • Members of the award adjudication committee are ineligible.


If you have any questions about the awards, please email ISSOTL Student Representatives Roselynn Verwoord ( or Aaron Long ( 


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ISSOTL17 is co-hosted by the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University, and the Conference Co-Chairs are Nancy Chick and Michelle Yeo.  Questions? Email 

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