Monthly Archives: June 2019

Re-evaluating Motivation: Learning from the Fourth Annual Student Partners Symposium

The MacPherson Institute’s annual symposium is an exciting opportunity for McMaster’s Student Partners community to gather and share their ongoing partnership work. This year’s symposium, held on April 11th 2019, involved more than 20 students presenting work from 13 partnership projects. A panel discussion led by Beth Marquis (Associate Director (Research) at the MacPherson Institute and Assistant Professor in the Arts & Science Program) brought together faculty members Kim Dej (Associate Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Science) and Kim Jones (Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering), along with students Rachel Guitman (Arts & Science), Esra Bengizi (French) and Sophie Geffros (Health, Aging, & Society). Continue reading

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Working across academic boundaries: Interdisciplinary student-faculty partnerships as innovative communities of mutual learning

Working in student-faculty partnerships provides opportunities for interdisciplinary projects and teams that might otherwise be unavailable. As with any student-faculty partnership, when participants approach the project with collaboration and reciprocity, there can be unexpected moments of innovation. Continue reading

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