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Dr. Sean Park

Assistant Professor

Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences

MDCL 3522


Sean is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University, where he teaches courses on design thinking, creativity, systems thinking, leadership and arts-based research. Prior to McMaster, he lead the redesign and management of the Studio Y Systems Leadership Fellowship at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto.  Sean has also served as a faculty member at Kwantlen Polytechnic University teaching about leadership, group dynamics, and personal growth in the Interdisciplinary Expressive Arts (IDEA) program.

He was part of the first cohort to obtain a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Hons.) degree from McMaster University in 2004.  Inspired by his undergraduate experience with inquiry, Sean earned his masters degree from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto with a focus on inquiry-based learning and complexity science. During his masters he was part of the team of instructors who took the 2005 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (Course or Resource Design), as well as the national Alan Blizzard award for collaborative course development and contributions to teaching from the society for teaching and learning in higher education. 

Sean completed his SSHRC-funded PhD in Arts Education at Simon Fraser University in 2014. He developed a passion during his studies for the humanistic, artistic, embodied and spiritual dimensions of education and leadership. He also has training and certificates in solution-focused coaching, mindfulness education, and creative problem solving.  He is currently an associate editor with Art Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal