Digital credentials that can self-verify graduates’ learning instead of transcripts describing a mishmash of courses with arcane titles, scant descriptions and grades based on obscure scales. … More Why we are offering digital credentials for learners and using blockchain to do so
The future of work will be difficult. We future proof our graduates through technical depth, leadership, empathy, and social consciousness. … More What is Good, What is Bad?
To ensure a just and more equitable future, students must learn to solve complex problems, understanding that solutions can be destabilized. … More Self disruption in the university
Being Dean of McMaster Engineering is a singular and exceptional opportunity, bringing fulfillment and happiness. … More Personal History: Five Years Later
While celebrating our accomplishments reflected through rankings, we also pause to recognize the important metrics and impacts that they miss. … More Do they matter: Academic rankings
Congratulations! You are now a new graduate. If you are a brand new McMaster engineer, there’s a 65% likelihood that you’ve already found your first job. Sixty percent of those with jobs in your cohort have salary offers in the $55,000 to $75,000 per year range while 8% will earn more than $75,000 upon earning … More Letter to a new graduate: Handling the interview
Do some new graduates negotiate job offers better than others? Do they have more to offer? … More Letter to a new graduate: You have a job offer, should you negotiate?
We propose a concept to facilitate learning through immersion in an innovation classroom where students have steady access to carefully curated short “gigs”. … More The (Big) Idea: Integrate Education and Research with Innovation and Community
Volunteers work on a Habitat for Humanity site in Winnipeg in July 2017. Building homes for the disadvantaged is the type of ‘learning through service’ that will stand university grads in better stead with employers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods Ishwar K. Puri, McMaster University The university experience has changed. It used to be enough for … More Why learning from experience is the educational wave of the future
Our world faces many grand challenges. I embrace the optimism that the future will be brighter than our past. For that, we must help students learn. … More Big Ideas for Grand Challenges