Nathaniel Lasry
contributor Honorary Member Founding member and essential contributor

Nathaniel Lasry

Former SALTISE Co-Director

John Abbott College, Montreal


Award SALTISE Lifetime Award Recipient
Education and background
Education and background

Post Doctorate, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Camebridge, MA

Ph.D., Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, QC

M.Sc., Physics, UQAM, Montreal, QC


  • Peer instruction (clickers)
  • Problem-based Learning (PBL)
  • Case-based Instruction
  • Flipped Classroom
  • Orchestration
  • Concept Mapping
  • Immediate Feedback
  • Group Problem Solving


Nathaniel’s projects include research and outreach for Physics Education Research (PER). He has written a digital learning resource on Problem Based Learning for College Physics in French and English that is used by thousands of instructors on six continents. Nathaniel is also the director of CIPhER, the Canadian Institute for Physics Education Research.

    DALITE is a tool designed in collaboration with the CIPhER research team. It is a web-based learning platform that provides students with an asynchronous version of peer instruction.
  2. PAREA Grant (2014-17)
    Grant investigating the pedagogical ecosystems created by innovative learning spaces and the outcomes of the student engagement.  (PAREA – Programme d’aide à la recherche sur l’enseignement et l’apprentissage program of the Quebec Ministry of Education)
  3. Disruptive Innovations
    Disruptive innovations, a multi-institutional, inter-provincial, team of researchers, practitioners and corporate partners to investigate and promote the use of evidence-based pedagogies and how best to leverage the affordances of educational technologies to support collaborative learning in the SSHRC-CCSIF funding project: Leveraging new paradigms and disruptive technologies to successfully orchestrate pedagogical change. (SSHRC – Social Science & Humanities Research Council)

Active learning classroom use in college level Physics: The impact of technology design and adaptive orchestration

Author: Elizabeth S. Charles, Chris Whittaker and Nathaniel Lasry | Source: AERA - Proceedings | Year: 2014

SALTISE: Bringing pedagogical innovations into the Physics classroom

Author: Elizabeth S. Charles, Nathaniel Lasry and Chris Whittaker | Source: Physics in Canada | Year: 2014


SALTISE Lifetime Lifetime Achievement Award

2022 SALTISE Conference