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Meeting the climate crisis with resilience and collaborative action

McGill undergraduates have a unique opportunity to expand their climate science literacy and acquire tools for taking action to reduce the impacts of the unfolding climate crisis.

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Published: 14 Jul 2022

Setting the tone: how you write your syllabus can make a big difference

Research shows a syllabus written in a warm, friendly style can enhance student engagement and learning outcomes.

By Diane Dechief and Véronique Brulé

Published: 16 Dec 2021

Thinking Outside the Zoom Box with the Large Class Teaching Exchange (Part 2)

Part 2: Considerations for Online Course Delivery

By Hilary Sweatman, Jacqueline Kort Mascort, Véronique Brulé, Jennie Ferris

Published: 30 Sep 2021

Thinking Outside the Zoom Box with the Large Class Teaching Exchange (Part 1)

Part 1: Engaging Students Online

By Jacqueline Kort Mascort, Hilary Sweatman, Véronique Brulé, Jennie Ferris

Published: 28 Sep 2021

Building science students' communication skills with the MSWI

Marina Nysten and Joyce Wu are the co-founders of the McGill Scientific Writing Initiative (MSWI), a student-run organization dedicated to promoting effective science communication at McGill and beyond. The Office of Science Education recently collaborated with MSWI, which concluded its first year in service to the student body.

Published: 27 Sep 2021

OSE First-Year Student Panel

By Catherine Wang

Published: 8 Jul 2021

New program helps students get the most out of first year

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

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Published: 9 Jun 2021

“The show must go on!”: Undergraduate Poster Showcase brings students to the virtual stage

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.

Published: 21 Apr 2021

Celebrity chef Bruno Feldeisen guest stars in baking-themed biology class at McGill

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

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Published: 24 Mar 2021

The Undergraduate Poster Showcase 2021: The show must go on!

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: 9 Mar 2021

Divided by geography, yet united by the same love of rocks!

Have you been wondering how to increase equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) within your McGill communities? If yes, you may be inspired by reading about an event that one department, Earth and Planetary Sciences, has initiated as a way to open conversations and to learn what it’s like to be an international graduate student in Canada. Perhaps you’ll even have ideas about activities that would benefit your own department.

By Meghomita Das

Published: 19 Jan 2021

Faculty of Science launches living library of teaching strategies

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: 16 Dec 2020

What to expect when you’re learning remotely: Tips for incoming undergraduate students

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.

Published: 1 Sep 2020

Remote delivery experiences and advice: Lessons learned from Winter 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: 14 Jul 2020

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