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Engineering Pedagogy at U of T

Join us for lunch on Wednesday, February 12 to hear about initiatives underway to challenge educational norms and move U of T Engineering’s teaching practice forward. Professor Susan McCahan (MIE) will share the practical insights she had gained as Vice-Dean, Undergraduate and as an engineering education researcher.


Susan McCahan
Professor Susan McCahan (MIE), Vice-Dean, Undergraduate, with a U of T Engineering student.

Engineering educators have long recognized the importance of encouraging students to work together to solve problems, learn from each other and participate in team design projects and clubs. Research confirms the value of this type of collaborative teaching and learning.  However, traditional lecturing is still pervasive and collaborative learning is not being adopted as widely as it should be. Find out what U of T is doing to change that.

Professor McCahan is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of her contributions to engineering education. She has received several major awards related to teaching and teaching leadership, including the 3M National Teaching Fellowship and the Engineers Canada Medal of Distinction in Education. 

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Time: 12:00 – 2:45 pm
Place: The Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson Avenue, North York, ON M3L 1A5
View a map of the hotel location
Cost: $30

Register for this event and future Skule Lunch & Learn offerings.

Save the Dates for Our Next Skule Lunch & Learn Events:

Wednesday March 12, 2014
Student Awards Lunch - Presenting the 3T5 Second Mile Award, 5T3 Engineering Award and 5T6 Award of Merit

Wednesday April 9, 2014
Gemini House: The Little House with Huge Green Potential
with Professor Kim Pressnail (CivE)

Wednesday May 14, 2014
B-7 and the 2013 World Solar Challenge
with Tiffany Hu and the Blue Sky Solar Racing Team

Hosted by the Class of 5T3, the Skule Lunch and Learn Series offers alumni the opportunity to gather on the second Wednesday of each month and find out more about U of T Engineering and the broader world. See a list of past speakers, and learn more about the series and its history.

For more information, please contact Tom Vosper at 416-946-0566 or



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