The mission of the Office of Science Education is to collaborate with faculty, staff and students to promote a culture of evidence-based pedagogy within the Faculty of Science.


  1. Learning: Support the meaningful learning of all students in the Faculty of Science.
  2. Collaboration: Increase cross-disciplinary and cross-unit partnerships with faculty, students and staff.
  3. Inquiry: Strengthen the capacity of faculty, staff and students to engage in discipline-based educational research.


Left to right: Kira Smith, Christina Popescu, Armin Yazdani , Cynthia Feng, Ben Dringoli, Janette Barrington, Anita Parmar, Tamara Western, Véronique Brulé, Marcy Slapcoff, Anna Hayden. Not present: Rhonda Amsel, Rizzo.

Our team is made up of faculty, students and staff from various places across the University:

Rhonda Amsel, Associate Professor, Psychology
Janette Barrington, Education Consultant
Véronique Brulé, Educational Developer, OSE
Ben Dringoli, OSE Fellow and PhD Candidate, Physics
Cynthia Feng, OSE Fellow and MSc Candidate, Biochemistry
Anita Parmar, Innovation Adviser, OSE and Co-Director, B21
Christina Popescu, OSE Fellow and MSc Candidate, Neuroscience
Marcy Slapcoff, Director, OSE and Educational Developer, TLS
Kira Smith, TLS Project Assistant and MA candidate, Education
Tamara Western, Learning Innovation Specialist, OSE and Associate Professor, Biology
Armin Yazdani, Educational Developer, OSE

Previous members

Anna Hayden, MSc Graduate, Earth and Planetary Sciences
Pratik Kadekar, PhD Graduate, Biology

Honorary member

Rizzo the Dog


The Office of Science Education collaborates with a number of groups at McGill and beyond who are committed to facilitating teaching and learning in higher education.

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