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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 Tuesday, 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 presented on July 22, 2021
John Preston, Associate Dean, Research, Innovation and External Relations
Faculty of Engineering 


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Graduate Attributes 101

Workshop was 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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Workshop on Academic and Research Integrity

July 21, 2021
9:30 - 10:30 am
Via Zoom

The main purpose of a university is to encourage and facilitate the pursuit of knowledge and scholarship. The University states unequivocally that it demands scholarly integrity from all of its members. Academic and Research dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive to the values of the University; furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to those students who pursue their studies honestly.

 This workshop provides:

  • an introduction to the Academic and Research Integrity Policies,
  • expectations of Instructors when pursuing charges or allegations under either Policy,
  • tips and resources to assist you in your course design and interaction with students that will help to reduce dishonesty and increase integrity.

Facilitator:  Kimberly Mason, Academic Integrity Officer, Office of Academic Integrity


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Instructor Reflection Toolkit

Reflection is a critical component of the learning process. As part of the Faculty of Engineering's commitment to high-quality experiential education, the Instructor Reflection Toolkit has been created in collaboration with MacPherson Institute to support our instructors and teaching assistants in integrating reflection into their courses.

Whether you are hoping to learn more about the importance of reflection, identify different reflection models and frameworks, locate reflection assignment templates, or begin to better assess student reflections, you will find it in this toolkit!