Araida Hidalgo-Bastida has organised an additional Educational Escapes seminar for Monday 18th February at 12pm until 1pm in John Dalton E249.
We are calling this special event “Canadian Escapes” as we are privileged to host Dr Tranum Kaur from the University of Windsor in Canada who will be speaking on “ Best practices for integrating international students in a Canadian higher education institution”.
A short summary of the session is provided below together with Dr Kaur’s biography.
Best practices for integrating international students in a Canadian higher education institution
As per the Canadian Bureau for International Education (http://cbie.ca), 494,525 international students were enrolled across educational institutions at various levels in Canada in 2017, representing 34% increase since 2014. The Master of Medical Biotechnology (MMB) Program offered at the Chemistry/Biochemistry Department, University of Windsor, Canada is an accredited graduate level professional program. International students registered in the MMB program have diverse educational backgrounds (physicians, dentist, biochemist, pharmacist, biotechnologies etc.), and disparate levels of “soft skills” such as communication and leadership skills. Variations in freshman academic preparedness entails unprecedented challenges ranging from unfamiliarity with Western pedagogical/assessment methods to issues related to plagiarism. Particularly, in international programs, teaching practices require modifications to accommodate multicultural class environments. Attendees in this interactive session will benefit from discussions around pedagogical practices for integrating international students in higher education.
Please come along, listen and ask questions:-.
Dr. Tranum Kaur
As a University teaching faculty, Dr. Tranum Kaur have over 12 years of teaching experience to undergraduate and graduate students. Has designed, developed and delivered several new courses and promoted active pedagogical learning practices such as facilitated discussion forums, case-based team presentations, field trips, and clicker-based evaluation quizzes. Dr. Kaur have participated in numerous educational workshops and conferences as part of her continuous professional development.
As the Master of Medical Biotechnology (MMB) Program Academic Director, Dr. Kaur has extensive experience in MMB program’s academic and administrative management including substantial curriculum revisions, providing academic advising, and oversight of overall program direction. She is passionate about aligning curricula with employability skills, and student’s success.
Dr. Kaur is a recipient of several prestigious awards including Excellence in Mentoring (2018), Roger Thibert Teaching Excellence (2017), and Dean of Science Recognition (2015) Award.