eCampus Ontario funds two Research & Innovation proposals from McMaster University

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MacPherson Institute is please to share the results of the eCampus RFP for Research and Innovation (2016-18). 135 proposals were received and 45 projects were recommended for funding by the e-Campus Board. These recommendations include 2 successful proposals from McMaster University (see below). A hearty congratulations goes out to the leads and to everyone collaborating on these important projects!

Funded Projects:

Project Title:

‘Evaluating the effectiveness of an online mental health course for Faculty on their knowledge, willingness and confidence to act to support student mental health in the post secondary setting.’


  • Dr. Catharine Munn (Project Lead), Lead Psychiatrist, Student Wellness Centre & Assistant Clinical Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences;
  • Ms. Allison Drew-Hassling: Content Expert and Faculty Recruitment;
  • Dr. Ilana Bayer: Technical Expert and Adult Education Expert;
  • Mr. Allan Fein: Research Coordinator – data collection and analysis;
  • Dr. Susan Searls-Giroux, AVP Faculty: Faculty Recruitment;
  • Sean VanKoughnett, AVP Students: Content Expert;
  • Dr. Natasha Snelgrove, Psychiatrist: Content Expert;
  • Ms. Rosanne Kent, Director, McMaster Student Wellness Centre: Content Expert


Project Title:

‘Development of the Instructional Designers of Ontario Network’


  • Joanne Kehoe (Project Lead) Instructional Designer, MacPherson Institute
  • Greg Van Gastel, Instructional Designer, MacPherson Institute
  • Zafar Syed, Associate Director, Educational Technology, MacPherson Institute
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The MacPherson Institute works with the McMaster community to support innovation, leadership and excellence in teaching and learning. We provide development opportunities, individual consultations, events, and resources on effective teaching practices. We also do a lot of work with faculty, graduate students and post-docs, and undergraduates through various programs.
We also provide a range of services designed to assist instructors of all experience levels in integrating technology into their teaching approaches in order to create more dynamic, engaging and effective learning experiences.

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