EduSPeak: Engaging Students through Partnership

Monday, March 9, 2020

On March 4, 2020, LUMS Learning Institute (LLI) and School of Education (SOE) at LUMS jointly organised an Eduspeak titled, 'Engaging Students through Partnership' conducted by Dr. Bruce Wainman.

Dr. Bruce is the Director of the Education Program in Anatomy as well as the Surgical Skills Lab at McMaster University. Bruce is a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, an Associate Member of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University an Adjunct Member of the Department of Surgery and the Coordinator of Biological Sciences for the Ontario Midwifery Consortium.

He is also known for having engaged some 50 students as partners in his research over the last decade at McMaster University. In his talk, Bruce shared his experiences and insights on how he incorporates students as partners into research investigations, course design, and even joint publications and presentations. Partnership work has had a meaningful impact on him and his students’ engagement and learning.

Dr. Wainman lectures at McMaster mainly on anatomy, pharmacology and reproductive physiology to the MD, undergrad health sciences and Midwifery programs and is a McMaster Teaching and Learning Fellow in the MacPherson Institute. For his teaching activities he has received the McMaster Student Union award for teaching four times, the 2013 President’s Award for Educational Innovation, the Canadian Association for Medical Education Certificate of Merit Award for 2015, Osler Lecture Award for 2016 and a 3M National Teaching Fellowship in 2016.