Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Symons

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Sarah Symons, who received the 2022 President’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning. Sarah's letter from President David Farrar reads "In particular, the Selection Committee was deeply impressed by your student-centred instruction and multidimensional means of providing mentorship, as well as your positive impact on education, both at McMaster and internationally." 


Science Communication and Digital Scholarship Virtual Event

The Sherman Centre is pleased to announce two virtual events on science communication and digital scholarship on May 4, 2022.


10:30am-12pm: Science Communication and Digital Scholarship: A Sherman Centre Graduate Resident Panel Discussion Register:

 How can scholars engage wider audiences in scientific research? In this panel, four emerging scholars answer this question with a shared response: digital tools. Through an app, a web exhibit, and a blog, Sherman Centre Graduate Residents are using interactive digital tools to bring academic work on music, prehistoric life, and the scientific process to the public. Learn about their in-process research at this virtual panel. 



1-2pm: Exploring Barriers to Misinformation Interventions in Public Libraries: A Talk by Abeer Siddiqui Register: Misinformation has always been dangerous and divisive, but especially so in the wake of "fake news" and Covid-19 conspiracy theories. How can we, as scholars, librarians, and citizens, combat the spread of misinformation? What challenges might we encounter while doing this work? We are delighted to host Abeer Siddiqui, a celebrated teacher with a record of empowering students and engaging communities, at this talk. Siddiqui will discuss her research on the challenges of addressing misinformation in public libraries and explore how her recent project informs her longstanding work on storytelling and science communication as a Learning Support Librarian and Adjunct Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Science. All are welcome at these virtual events. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Sherman Centre’s Coordinator at


LIFESCI Poster Symposium 2022

A poster symposium was organized on March 31, 2022 for students in LIFESCI 3RP3 and LIFESCI 4A03 as part of the course requirement. The event marked a culminating achievement for the students’ undergraduate research project, allowing students to gain experience in translating their research efforts into a visual format for sharing with faculty and their peers. Students were totally engaged and learned immensely from participating in an interactive session with supervisors and Life Sciences program instructors who challenged them with exploratory questions and provided critical feedback. 

Poster presentation LIFESCI 3RP3Pictured: Pooja Senthil LIFESCI 3RP3 poster


LIFESCI 4A03 Pictured: Supervisor Dr. Taiane de Azevedo Cardoso and Khadija Brouillete LIFESCI 4A03 poster

Congratulations to Dr. Ayesha Khan


Dr. Ayesha Khan has recieved the MSU Teaching Award of Excellence, Congratulations!

"I am reminded by my students to engage them in ways that make their learning matter not only for the academics but also to their daily lives."

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