Teaching Preparation Centre

The Teaching Preparation Centre (TPC) is located in ED 228 of the Education building. The role of the Centre is a space to assist Education students working on class assignments, projects, and in preparing materials for their field experiences. The TPC is also just a great place to come and get some work done. 

TPC Common Area and Collection

The TPC has a growing collection of Fiction and Non-Fiction resources for students to take out.  We offer books in English and French. 

Items borrowed from the TPC can be returned to either the TPC or the Archer Library. TPC staff cannot accept payments for overdue books or other Library fines; this must be done through the Archer Library.

The circulation desk hours for the period of April 29, 2019 - June 27, 2019 are:

  • Monday: 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-6:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Friday: CLOSED

The common area is open Monday - Friday 7:30am - 7:30pm

The TPC circulation desk will be closed June 28-2019 - August 31-2019

The TPC Collection

  • Children's literature and young adult, both fiction and non-fiction
  • English and French collections
  • Study spaces and laptop outlets
  • When the TPC is closed, patrons may return their TPC books at the Archer Library Borrowing Desk and/or the drop box just outside Archer Library
Resources Available at the TPC
  • Computer workstations
  • 100 Years of Loss:Residential Schools Educators' Kit
  • Office of the Treaty Commissioner Treaty Education Kit
  • Smart Boards (one mounted, one portable)
  • Device charging station
  • Paper materials and sundry items
Online Presence: Pinterest: With over 1000 pins, the TPC is working to collect the best teaching ideas from around the web. Visit our Pinterest page to see boards dedicated to specific courses, issues, and concerns in the classroom.


Booking the TPC:

The TPC may be booked for faculty meetings as well as for larger Education classes (not on an ongoing basis) e.g. two or three classes that need to meet together for a special guest presentation.

The TPC is a student-centred space and we want to have it accessible to students as often as possible.  Please be considerate of this when booking the Centre.

The TPC will occasionally be closed in the afternoon for Faculty of Council meetings as these meetings are private and the TPC is the only room we have that will accommodate the whole faculty plus guests.

Those who book the space should understand that it is a shared space, and students may continue to use the space to work quietly or access the library collection.  Please consider this when booking the TPC.

NOTE: Please do not leave your belongings unattended. The library staff are not responsible for watching your belongings if you leave the TPC for any reason.