Meet the Team

David Syncox

Graduate Education Officer
Tel: (514) 398-6750
david.syncox [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Bio

David Syncox is the Graduate Education Officer at McGill, working with Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Teaching and Learning Services to develop a broad range of Graduate Education Initiatives. He oversees SKILLSETS: a suite of Professional Development Workshops for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. In addition, he provides professional skills development opportunities for faculty members through the Graduate Supervision Workshop Series.

Mary-Jo Rahal (on leave)

Skills Development Program Administrator
Tel: (514) 398-5087
mary-jo.rahal [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Bio

Mary-Jo Rahal is the Skills Development Program Assistant for SKILLSETS. She manages logistics, communication and scheduling for the program.

Erin McDonagh

Skills Development Program Administrator
Tel: (514) 398-5087
erin.mcdonagh [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Bio

Erin McDonagh is the Skills Development Program Administrator at SKILLSETS. Providing support to the team, Erin organizes event logistics, manages communications channels and organizes scheduling many of the workshop offers. Erin has a background in Public History and Library and Information Studies. 

Alastair Hibberd

SKILLSETS Program Administrator

alastair.hibberd [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Bio

Alastair is in the second year of his Master’s degree in the department of Integrated Studies in Education. His work focuses on pre-service teacher preparation, induction and mentorship programs, and professional development. As part of the SKILLSETS team, he works on flagship events like Would You Find It?, Learning to Teach Day, and AGSEM TA Training. He also oversees the work of the Student Skills Assistants. 

Sophie-Marie Schönberg

Student Skills Assistant

Bio

Coming soon!

Anna Couch

Student Skills Assistant

Bio

Coming soon!

Gina Kemp

SKILLSETS Program Administrator

Bio

Coming soon!

Laura Winer

Director
Tel: (514) 398-4232
Email

 

Bio

Dr. Laura Winer (PhD, Educational Technology) is the Director of Teaching and Learning Services at McGill. She oversees the Graduate Education Initiative including SKILLSETS, a professional development suite for graduate students, and the Graduate Supervision Workshop Series for Professors. She assures coherence and collaboration with other teaching and learning initiatives.

John Van Heest

Communications

Bio

Coming Soon!

 

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