Students Helping to Roll Out New Strategic Plan
After consulting with students during the development of the strategic plan in 2019, the Dean’s Office has recruited a team of students to help implement key parts of the plan. The students with the Strategic Plan Project Team were hired through the McMaster Work Program and started working a series of projects during the summer.
The students have earned high marks from Debbie Marinoff Shupe, Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects and Project Coordinator Maggie Cockburn who’ve been supporting the team.
“Each and every student has done an outstanding job,” says Debbie. “They’ve brought their personal perspectives and unique experiences to their work. Having students directly involved means we’re not guessing or imaging what initiatives would be helpful and meaningful to students. The students told us, proposed a series of projects and then got to work. We take pride in the Faculty of Science for being student-centred so it made a lot of sense to invite students to get directly involved in implementing our strategic plan.”
Maggie says the Strategic Plan Project Team has proven to be a great way for students to make a difference. “Students have co-created plans and projects that they’re deeply connected to on a personal level. They’re also making contributions that will have a profound and lasting impact for current and future student in the Faculty of Science. It’s been an amazing experience that they’ll carry with them throughout their careers.”