Institute Hosts – MacPherson Institute

The Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation, and Excellence in Teaching at McMaster University is thrilled to host the international Summer Institute again in 2017.

The MacPherson Institute seeks to enhance teaching and learning by encouraging, supporting, and collaborating with members of the teaching and learning community in the scholarly exploration, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of teaching and learning practices. As part of this work, we aim to partner meaningfully with students in everything we do.

Student Scholars Graphic (Decorative)For instance, our Student Partners Program engages more than 50 undergraduate and graduate students from across campus in a wide range of teaching and learning projects each year. Members of the student scholar team have contributed to the design and development of new courses, helped to create resources for faculty and students, and collaborated with MacPherson partners on research projects related to teaching and learning. Several have also co-authored research articles and conference presentations with MacPherson faculty and staff. For more information about the student scholars program, visit

This summer institute has been developed in collaboration with Mick Healey, one of MacPherson’s inaugural Distinguished Scholars. Distinguished Scholars are eminent pedagogical researchers from McMaster and beyond, who work with the institute to advance our research mission. They encourage and mentor junior scholars, offer seminars and support for research, and collaborate on projects connected to our priority research areas. For more information about the Distinguished Scholars Program, see


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