Learning together is a gift but the COVID-19 challenge has forced us to innovate and change to ensure an amazing virtual learning experience for students. … More Our pledge to students
Every community needs guiding principles to solve the big problems our world faces, solutions that make a difference in our world. … More Every community needs guiding principles
Traditional “chalk and talk” must be replaced by self-directed and group learning, amplified by problem-solving and integrated experiences in real-world problems. … More It will be a Happy New Year!
Collaborative research leads to remarkable results and learning, but collaborations can be complicated ventures that must be nurtured. … More Why research with impact requires purpose and teamwork
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
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