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How to Turn an Idea into a Product

Workshop materials from presentation held October 20, 2021

Have you had an idea that you think can change the world? Are you thinking of turning this into a business? Where do you start? What path should you follow?

Learn from FYELABS, a MacEng company that provides a one-stop shop for product development.

You will learn the many things that you need to do in order to turn an idea into a product or a business, including customer discovery, product development, marketing, sales, scaling the business, and more.

Facilitator: Suvojit Ghosh, Chief Executive Officer, FYELABS 



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Workshop: Amplifying your Research Through Op/Eds

Workshop material from presentation held November 10 and November 17m 2021

Writing op/eds for newspapers and articles for The Conversation can be effective, accessible ways for researchers to share their work with a non-academic audience.

Join Wade Hemsworth, public relations manager in McMaster’s Communications and Public Affairs office and former Spectator journalist as he virtually walks you through the op/ed process: what makes a good topic, elements of an effective op-/d and what supports the central communications team can offer.

The event will be recorded and made available afterwards.


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ACFAM “THRIVE” - Faculty Development Program

THRIVE aims to support the development of colleagues for thriving careers by creating a nurturing environment to advance scholarly, educational, professional and personal goals, and efficiently navigate the academic and professional environment for successful and rewarding careers.

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Structuring a Successful NSERC Discovery Grant Workshop

Presentation material from the workshop held September 21, 2021

This workshop included a hands-on examination of a recent successful DG/DAS proposal, DG requirements that are new this round, and an exchange of ideas and questions & answers among the attendees. 


Jim Cotton, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering 
Wael El-Dakhakhni, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering


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Equity & Inclusion Champion Training

Two training sessions will be offered. Participants only need to attend one of the following:

Wednesday, September 15, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
via MS Teams

The role of Equity and Inclusion Champion was introduced in 2018 on various departmental committees and on all Faculty committees to help embed a culture of equity and inclusion within the Faculty of Engineering through participation on Faculty and departmental committees. 



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Guidelines for Editorial Support

McMaster University is dedicated to encouraging and facilitating the pursuit of knowledge and scholarship. In service of this mission, the following guidelines clarify forms of 3rd party editing (writing advising) that are acceptable for students to use.

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Research Intelligence

Information on Authorship, Copyright, Intellectual Property and Ownership of Student Work


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Plagiarism, Cheating and Collaboration Issues

Prevention information from the Academic Integrity Office

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New Faculty Orientation Workshop - Research and Scholarships

Workshop material from presentation held July 22, 2021
John Preston, Associate Dean, Research, Innovation and External Relations
Faculty of Engineering 


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Graduate Attributes 101

Workshop material from presentation held July 13, 2021

In order to maintain our critical accreditation, each program must provide evidence that our students are attaining key “attributes” as defined by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).  Moreover, our programs need to also be performing “continuous improvement” – i.e. finding evidence-driven actions and processes to improve curriculum and student learning. 

This workshop provided:

  • an introduction to the CEAB assessment criteria (graduate attributes)
  • background on creation of learning outcomes statements
  • description of a methodology for performing outcomes based measurements

Facilitator: Dr. Greg Wohl, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and co-Director (Engineering), Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences Program (iBioMed/iBEHS)

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