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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
December 6, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Tammy Rowe

Learning Strategist & Contract Academic Staff (CAS)

Contact Information
Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.4497

Office Location: Office 2C5A & 3-127 DAWB (CS235)
Office Hours: F16 CS235: Mondays 1:00 - 2:00 DAWB 3-127 or by appointment
Academic Background

 A four-time Laurier graduate, Tammy has earned a BA in Psychology, an Honours BA and MA in Communication Studies, and Bachelor of Education degree. She has additional teaching qualifications in Special Education,  intermediate History, English and Family Studies, as well as Social Science at the senior secondary level. She is certified to teach at the post-secondary level.

Tammy also has two professional designations from the Canadian Pharmaceutical Industry (APMR) and the Canadian Institute of Communication Agencies (CAAP).

She has won numerous awards of excellence including the 2010 Laurier Teaching Assistant Award of Excellence, the 2012 Science Teachers Association of Ontario (STAO) Pre-Service Teacher Award of Excellence and The Institute of Communication Agencies (ICA) Bruce Johnston Award of Excellence.


Tammy Rowe is a Learning Strategist in the Centre for Student Success and Supplemental Instruction. She has been teaching since 2009, as a Laurier Teaching Assistant in the Department of Communication Studies; a Sessional Instructor at Conestoga College in the Department of Language and Communication Studies, and an elementary school teacher with the Waterloo Region District School Board. She was a leader in the Strong Start Literacy program as an early literacy coach, volunteer site coordinator and trainer.

Tammy’s pedagogy is grounded in inquiry-based learning that celebrates individual learning styles and multiple intelligence. She specializes in active learning strategies. 

Prior to teaching, Tammy spent a decade working as an advertising account manager, marketing product manager and pharmaceutical territory manager. 

Additional Information

Rowe, T. (2011). "Lost in Translation: Mobilizing smart in Ontario Public Schools." Master's thesis, Wilfrid Laurier University. 

Rowe, T. (2013). "Making Science Make Sense in The Talking Classroom." Elements. December 2013.

Rowe, T. (2013). "Making Science Make Sense in The Talking Classroom." Crucible Magazine. December 2013.