Test of the McGill Emergency Notification System / Test du système de notification d’urgence de McGill

Updated: Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:00

Test of the McGill Emergency Notification System / Test du système de notification d’urgence de McGill

Updated: November 13th, 2018 at 11h00.


“McGILL ALERT! This is a test of McGill’s Emergency Notification System. If there was an actual emergency or threat this alert would include important information to help keep you safe. We encourage you to have access to the multiple emergency communication outlets used by the university. To learn more visit www.mcgill.ca/campussafety

Please ignore this message. This Test should conclude at 11h30”

«ALERTE McGILL ! Ceci est un test du système de notification d’urgence de McGill. En cas d’urgence ou de menace réelle, cette alerte inclurait des informations importantes pour vous aider à rester en sécurité. Nous vous encourageons à avoir accès aux outils de communications utilisés par l’université. Pour de plus amples informations, visitez notre site internet : www.mcgill.ca/campussafety/fr

S'il vous plaît ignorer ce message. Le test terminera à 11h30»

Assessment: The Silent Killer of Learning with Prof. Eric Mazur


Leacock Building Room 132, 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 2T7, CA

**NOTE: ROOM CHANGE. The event will be taking place in Leacock 132**

Why is it that stellar students sometimes fail in the workplace while dropouts succeed? One reason is that most, if not all, of our current assessment practices are inauthentic. Just as the lecture focuses on the delivery of information to students, so does assessment often focus on having students regurgitate that same information back to the instructor. Consequently, assessment fails to focus on the skills that are relevant in life in the 21st century. Assessment has been called the "hidden curriculum" as it is an important driver of students' study habits. Unless we rethink our approach to assessment, it will be very difficult to produce a meaningful change in education.

The event is open to the public, and registration is free.

May 4, 2015 from 9:30-11:30am
Leacock Building, Room 132

Professor Mazur is the Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University and Area Dean of Applied Physics. Dr. Mazur is an international leader in innovative practices in higher education, and is the first recipient of the $500,000 Minerva Prize for Advancements in Higher Education for developing a peer-instruction teaching method more than 20 years ago that is now used in classrooms worldwide. Learn more about Professor Mazur.

Click HERE to Register!

Photograph by Turning Technologies, 2012

Contact Information

Maria Orjuela-Laverde
Faculty of Engineering & Teaching and Learning Services
maria.orjuela-laverde [at] mcgill.ca
McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.