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Spotlight On: Teaching at the Intersections

In our Spotlight On series we sat down with project teams that have participated in the MacPherson Student Partners Program to learn about their research and their approach to partnership. The first post in the series, we spoke to Tianna Follwell, Alan Santinele Martino, and Beth Marquis, an interdisciplinary team making waves with their important teaching and learning research. Continue reading

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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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