Mandy Wintink earned a PhD in Neuroscience and Psychology (2005) and worked as an NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellow after graduation. She has been highly involved in the University since she began her undergraduate degree in 1993. She has taught and served as teaching and laboratory assistants for over 20 university courses, served as departmental student representatives, co-chaired student organizations, been involved in many different research projects, and served many mentorship roles at the university. Currently, she is advocating for education innovation and recently launched UExperience, a unique learning community that focusses on mentorship, experiential learning, and personalized curriculum to help students of all sorts develop meaningful and impactful careers and lives. She has spoken about this model at a recent conference in Halifax and will serve as a keynote speaker at the New Brunswick’s Teachers Association meeting in May 2013. Her 6min40sec Pecha Kucha is merely the icing on the cake. Connect with her further should this topic interest you.
Short Description: Adil has become an “accidental educator” through his work with several youth who he has been helping develop storytelling and digital skills. The experience has invoked a series of insights and experiments for how we can better educate and engage today’s youth. His talk will revolve around his idea of “Entrepreneuring Education”, which refers to his approach of viewing each youth as he would a business problem and the systematic steps he’s taken to create solutions for their current education-related challenges.
See Mandy and Adil speak on November 16th at the YMCA Academy – www.ioe2012.eventbrite.com.