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Register now for Winter 2020 Teaching and Learning Certificates of Completion Program Courses

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The Teaching and Learning Certificates of Completion Program is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Students and fellows may earn one, or both, of the following certificates of completion throughout their studies: Teaching and Learning Foundations Certificate of Completion (1) EDUCATN 600: Essential Skills in Teaching and Learning (I) [No prerequisites] January 7 – April 7 (no […]

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Two McMaster researchers receive fellowships from International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Cherie Woolmer and Anita Acai

PhD candidate Anita Acai and postdoctoral fellow Cherie Woolmer are among the first to receive fellowships from International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL)—and McMaster is the only institution to be recognized with two representatives in the 2019 inaugural cohort. This year a total of nine fellows represented institutions from Canada, United […]

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McMaster recognized for “deep and genuine commitment to quality assurance” in IQAP program

McMaster University was praised for its “deep and genuine commitment to quality assurance” after receiving the final audit report from the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance (Quality Council) in November. “We are grateful for the recognition,” said Acting-Provost Susan Searls Giroux. “It reinforces the value of teaching and learning at McMaster and further highlights […]

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Teaching is a partnership, not a power position

Sue Baptiste OCUFA Award

Sue Baptiste has made a career out of building a learning environment of equality between student and teacher. She believes an effective learning relationship must be built on shared purpose, trust and respect to allow authenticity and honesty to thrive between both parties. This creates a safe, low-risk environment that allows students to ask questions […]

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New online course offers fun, simple hacks to help you get fitter and stronger


Hacking Exercise for Health: The surprising new science of fitness, which launched this week, is designed to not only teach the basics of how the body boosts fitness and strength, but also to provide opportunities to apply that theory through a series of “do-anywhere” workouts and practical tips, providing learners with the knowledge they need […]

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Pilot program aims to set new Science faculty up for success


An innovative pilot program is providing new faculty members in the Faculty of Science with a host of mentorship, career development and networking opportunities aimed at helping them succeed in their first years at McMaster and throughout their careers. The New Faculty Mentoring Program, which will run throughout the 2019/20 academic year, pairs a cohort […]

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Invitation: User Testing for Echo360 Sandpit

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Echo360 is an institutionally-supported online video platform, which has evolved into a new generation active learning environment, offering a range of possibilities to increase student engagement, inclusion, and participation. MacPherson is collaborating with a group of instructors, students, Campus Classroom Technologies, The Equity and Inclusion Office, and Echo360 support managers to learn how to increase student participation with the effective use of […]

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Call for Student Advisory Committee Participation

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Are you a student or do you know a student passionate about supporting student mental health and well-being at McMaster? Dr. Catharine Munn and her team are currently looking for students to serve on the Student Advisory Committee for Phase II of the McMaster Student Mental Health and Well-being Strategy. If this seems like something you or […]

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