CIRHR Alumna Dr Elham Marzi Appointed to Key Advisory Role in the Office of the Vice President, International

December 17, 2020 by Anonymous

CIRHR alumna Dr. Elham Marzi (PhD 2018), has been appointed as one of three tri-campus Advisors on Global Classrooms.

Professor Marzi was appointed alongside Professors Obidimma Ezezika (Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the Department of Health and Society at UTSC) and Barbara Murck (Professor, Teaching Stream in the Department of Geography, Geomatics and Environment at UTM).

From the Vice-President, International's announcment

"In this advisory role, Professors Ezezika, Marzi and Murck will work closely with the Centre for International Experience and with one another to encourage uptake of global classrooms models as well as serve as an advisor to colleagues as needed.  They will also scope a global classrooms funding opportunity on behalf of the Office of the Vice President International.

"Professor Elham Marzi is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education & Practice, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.  She is also Director of the Engineering Business Minor and the InVEST Initiative which forms collaborating student teams made up of UofT engineering students and counterparts at international universities in order to offer value-added opportunities for student teams to learn skills that prepare them for work in the increasingly globalized and distributed engineering landscape."

Global Classrooms (GC) "offer an accessible way to internationalize teaching and learning experiences by combining cross-cultural collaborations with technology. Additionally, they enable faculty and instructors to work closely with peers abroad."