Mar 26, 2024  |  12:30pm - 1:30pm
BMS Teaching Seminars

BMS Teaching Seminar: Reigniting Your Courses with a Motivation Makeover


Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Time: 12:30-1:30 pm ET
Room: ACR1 (MS 2278)


  • Sian Patterson, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Dept of Biochemistry
  • Christine Wong, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Dept of Health and Society
  • Roula Andreopoulos, Professor, Teaching Stream, Dept of Biochemistry


Feeling burned out? Not thinking your students are going to make it to the end of term? How do we re-spark everyone’s interest in the course, both instructor and students? Come join us for an interactive workshop to learn about strategies and techniques to stay motivated, end your courses successfully, and help your students achieve the goals you set out at the beginning of the term. Don’t forget to bring a colleague and kick start the motivation that everyone needs. Lunch will be provided. Please REGISTER online 

About Sian Patterson: Sian Patterson is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, in the Department of Biochemistry and is responsible for the coordination and instruction of large undergraduate lecture and lab courses.  She is actively involved in curriculum and faculty development with an emphasis on strategic design to highlight student learning.

About Christine Wong: Christine Wong is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, at the University of Toronto, Scarborough.  As Associate Chair, Undergraduate in the Department of Health and Society, she mentors sessional instructors and teaching assistants to foster student engagement in the classroom.

About Roula Andreopoulos: Roula Andreopoulos teaches biochemistry undergraduate courses and directs the Amgen Scholars Program Canada. She is extensively involved in creating educational materials that promote student learning in STEM.

For more information about upcoming BMS seminars, please visit our Basic Medical Sciences Teaching Seminars!

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Dr. Stavroula Andreopoulos & Dr. Martina Steiner