Teaching and learning

By Catherine Wang

Will classes be in-person? How do labs work? How will I make friends? How do I keep up with so many courses? These are some of the questions that students have as they prepare for their first year at McGill. On June 11, 2021, the Office of Science Education’s Incoming Students Panel brought together professors, current students and staff to respond to these questions and give around 300 incoming students a sneak peek of the school year to come.

Published on: 8 Jul 2021

Launched by the Faculty of Science in Fall 2020, SciLearn is a new way of helping incoming students make the transition to university study.

Published on: 9 Jun 2021

McGill Science student Catherine Wang attended the Faculty of Science’s Undergraduate Poster Showcase to support her peers. Here, she shares her impressions of the event.

Classified as: STEM Outreach
Published on: 21 Apr 2021

BIOL 201 students baked protein-shaped cookies so good even Chef Bruno Feldeisen from The Great Canadian Baking Show couldn't resist.

Published on: 24 Mar 2021

Office of Science Education Communications Assistant Brent Jamsa sat down with four students to discuss their upcoming presentations at the second annual Undergraduate Poster Showcase. This year, the highly-anticipated event will be hosted on March 16, 6-8 PM EST via Zoom. Register here to attend: https://mcgill.ca/x/odx.

Published on: 9 Mar 2021


Lucia Wang, master’s student in Pharmacology and Therapeutics at McGill, shares her perspective on the role of equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM education.

Classified as: equity, diversity, inclusion, STEM
Published on: 22 Feb 2021

Welcome back! As classes begin we wanted to help you get the semester off on the right foot by offering a list of ten recommendations that can help you have a successful semester teaching. 

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Classified as: myCourses
Published on: 7 Jan 2021

The Living Library: Teaching Strategies from McGill Classrooms is a new initiative from the Office of Science Education to support faculty with planning and delivering courses.

Published on: 16 Dec 2020

The myCourses homepage will be updated on December 15, 2020. To help optimize real estate, ease navigation, and help instructors and students find information quickly and easily, the following changes will occur:

New two column layout:

A new two column layout splits the page in half to make better use of the homepage space by providing additional real estate for content and news items. 

Classified as: myCourses
Published on: 11 Dec 2020

On December 14, 2020, you will notice something new when you access your course Content in myCourses. A new Learning Outcomes tool is now available in the suite of myCourses tools.

Classified as: myCourses
Published on: 10 Dec 2020

Starting an undergraduate program is a big transition, accompanied by many uncertainties. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has added to the number of unknowns facing incoming students, through the switch from on-campus to online courses.

Recently, the Office of Science Education (OSE) and Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) hosted two panels to support U0 and U1 students admitted to the Faculties of Science and Engineering, as they prepare for their first year at McGill.

Published on: 1 Sep 2020

On May 25, 2020, Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) and the Office of Science Education (OSE) at McGill University held a panel discussion on remote teaching for instructors in the Faculty of Science.

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Published on: 14 Jul 2020

Dr Amal Bessissow was awarded the Douglas G. Kinnear Award 2020, nominated by the MGH residents for exceptional skill in teaching clinical medicine.

Published on: 8 Jul 2020


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