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Return to Campus (COVID-19)

McMaster University is following the guidance of the province and local health officials in determining if and when different groups may return to campus. 

Return to McMaster Engineering Task Forces

While the University is considering the overall return-to-campus framework for the institution, the Faculty of Engineering understands that there will be unique considerations for our own students, faculty members and staff.

In preparation for the Fall, the Faculty of Engineering has formed two working groups: A Virtual Teaching and Learning Task Force and an Engineering Future of Work Task Force.

Each group, composed of staff, faculty members and students, has been charged with considering factors in the immediate term — return to campus this Fall — and long-term — what positive learnings from the pandemic can be applied to teaching and learning and how we work. These groups have each prepared a report outlining guiding principles and best practices to help steer us through this return-to-campus transition period and help us to set the stage for potential longer-term changes.

Teaching and Learning Task Force

The Faculty of Engineering is leading a Virtual Teaching and Learning Task Force to identify short- and long- term recommendations that would provide the best possible student learning experience in a virtual environment.

Co-chairs:

Carlos Filipe
Chair, Chemical Engineering

Michael Curwin
Manager, Information Technology & Services

Carlos Filipe (co-chair) Chair, Chemical Engineering
Michael Curwin (co-chair) Manager, Information and Technology
Monique Beech Manager, Strategic Communications
Cam Churchill Director, Engineering and Society/Management Programs 
Dan Centea  Associate Director, Undergraduate/Associate Professor
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology
Andrew D’Elia  Materials and BME, Level III
 Tim Davidson  Chair, Electrical & Computer Engineering
 Shelir Ebrahimi  Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
 Steve Hranilovic  Associate Dean, Academic
 Michael Justason Program Chair, W. Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology 
 Mark Lawford  Chair, Computing and Software
 Vincent Maccio Assistant Professor, Computing and Software 
 Dhanyasri Maddiboina  Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering
 André Phillion Director, Experiential Learning 
 Brendan Tomaiuolo  Civil Engineering, Level IV
 Greg Wohl Co-Director, Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences 

Faculty & Staff:

This event is intended for the Faculty of Engineering faculty/staff.

The Teaching and Learning Task Force will present short- and long-term recommendations that would provide the best possible student learning experience in a virtual environment.

June 24th, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM (ET)
Virtual Town Hall via Zoom

Register now

 

Students:

June 24th, 4:30 PM to 5:30 AM (ET)
Broadcast live via YouTube

 

In addition to these Faculty sessions, McMaster University will be hosting "Back to Mac" Town Halls on June 17th and 18th - READ MORE

Engineering Future of Work Task Force

The Faculty of Engineering is leading an Engineering Future of Work Task Force to discuss protocols, standards, safety, communication, and other related matters as we consider returning to campus, when we are permitted to do so.

Co-chairs:

Nancy Balfoort
Director of Finance and Administration, Faculty of Engineering 

Hatem Zurob
Chair, Department of Materials Science & Engineering

  • Nancy Balfoort – Co-Chair
  • Hatem Zurob – Co-Chair
  • Monique Beech
  • Alexa Behar-Bannelier
  • Amber Bukata
  • Dan Centea
  • Michael Curwin
  • Charles De Lannoy
  • Arlene Dosen
  • Kathryn Leistner
  • Beth McNally
  • Kristina Trollip
  • Maria White

Faculty & Staff:

This event is intended for the Faculty of Engineering faculty/staff.

The Engineering Future of Work Task Force will discuss protocols, standards, safety, communication, and other related matters as we consider returning to campus, when we are permitted to do so.

June 23rd, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM (ET)
Virtual Town Hall via Zoom

Register Now

 

In addition to these Faculty sessions, McMaster University will be hosting "Back to Mac" Town Halls on June 17th and 18th - READ MORE