MacDUET (McMaster University Dean's Undergraduate Education Talks)

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With support from the Office of the Dean of Science, the School of Interdisciplinary Science is pleased to announce the start of a monthly Brown Bag series meant to encourage multidisciplinary interactions among all members of the McMaster community.

Through MacDUET (McMaster University Dean’s Undergraduate Education Talks), we aim to create a casual environment where invited speakers share innovative ideas about teaching and learning and further discuss how these ideas are realized into practice.

Click on the link at the top right corner of this screen to select a date to participate in MacDUET.

All talks are held on a Friday at 12:30pm until 1:20pm in the MacPherson Classroom on the 5th floor of Mills Library.

October 27 2017: Dr. Barbara Fenesi - Leveraging the Brain-Body Connection to Promote Learning

By the end of this second session, participants should be able to: (1) Identify how cognitive limitations impact instructional design; (2) Apply scientifically-sound principles to the design of your own instruction or presentations; and (3) Understand how body function can impact brain function and implications for student successes.

November 24 2017: Dr. Heather Poole - Interactive Teaching Techniques at 12:30pm. NOTE: Special Workshop Presentation: Using SPSS to Analyze Data also taking place on November 24 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM. SIGN UP HERE.

January 26 2018: Dr. Jennifer Long & Dr. Amin Rajabzadeh - Teaching Undergraduates How To Be Team Players

February 23 2018: Dr. Dan Goldreich - Critical Thinking in the Classroom

If you have questions about the Brown Bag series you can contact Dr. Ayesha Khan (, Dr. Kim Dej ( or Dr. Melec Zeadin (

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