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2019 PSEER Funding Awarded

The PSEER Steering Committee is pleased to announce that a PSEER Research grant of $10,000 has been awarded to Dr. Dan Gillis (School of Computer Science) and Erin Doherty (Lang School of Business), to investigate "Feedback Tools to Support Student Learning" 

Congratulations to Dan and Erin! 

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PSEER Welcomes Professor John R. Donald As Director

The PSEER Steering Committee is happy to welcome our new Director, Dr. John R. Donald, Associate Professor in the School of Engineering (SOE). John has been appointed to a two-year term as the new Director of PSEER effective January 1, 2019. Please join us in congratulation John. 

Fall Travel Funding Awarded

The PSEER Steering Committee has awarded travel funding to two students to cover costs associated with travel to SoTL conferences and workshops. The travel grants will support travel between October 1st, 2018 and January 31st, 2019.

Travel funding winners include:

Poster of the 2018/2019 Seminar Series. Green background with multicoloured gryphon at the top of the page. Images of 7 speakers included, and details about the time and location of the talks.

Inclusivity in STEM - the 2018/2019 PSEER Seminar Series

Join us this fall and winter for the 2018/2019 PSEER Seminar Series - Inclusivity in STEM. The seminar series will feature discussions led by students, staff, and faculty on topics spanning the many facets of inclusivity. Speakers will share experiences, research findings, and best practices to developing a more inclusive curriculum and learning environment. 


The schedule of speakers is provided below. All talks will take place in Summerlee Science Complex room 1511 (unless otherwise stated). 

The Biennial Conference for Chemical Education - An Overview

The following post was written by Mike Moore, who recently received a PSEER Travel Grant to attend the Biennial Conference for Chemical Education (BCCE). 


Hi all!  I’m Mike Moore, a PhD student working with Dan Thomas (Department of Chemistry at the University of Guelph) and studying chemical education. Thanks to the PSEER travel grant, I was able to attend the Biennial Conference for Chemical Education (BCCE). I went in with a few goals and sub goals:

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CEPS Undergraduate Poster Session: Finding Value in Engineering Complementary Studies

On Thursday, August 2nd the University of Guelph held its annual CEPS Undergraduate Poster Session in the Summerlee Science Complex. It was here I was able to showcase my research that I worked on all summer with my supervisors, Dr John Donald and Dr Sofie Lachapelle. Our research focused on evaluating the importance of complementary studies to first-year engineering students at the University of Guelph.

CEPS Undergraduate Poster Session: Advancing Teamwork in First Year Engineering Design

On August 2nd I participated in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) Undergraduate Poster Session, in the University of Guelph Science Complex Atrium. This poster session included undergraduate summer research students in engineering and physical science, who were interested in presenting their research to graduate judges. This is an opportunity for undergraduate researchers to communicate and build connections with other members within the CEPS community.

Travel Funding Awarded

The PSEER Steering Committee has awarded travel funding to four students and one faculty member to cover costs associated with travel to SoTL conferences and workshops. The travel grants will support travel between June 1st, 2018 and September 30th, 2018.

Travel funding winners include:

Inquire For Education Research Support

Three faculty members from the College of Engineering & Physical Sciences have been accepted into Inquire Certificate Program. The 16-month program offered through Open Learning and Education Support, provides students, faculty, and staff with an opportunity to learn about the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning while developing and conducting a formal research project. 

PSEER Funding Awarded

The PSEER Steering Committee is pleased to announce that several CEPS faculty have been awarded $10,000 to investigate topics that range from inclusivity in computer science to the role of memorization in problem analysis skill development. 


Funding has been awarded to:

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