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Associate professor appointed CETL Visiting Scholar

Author: Communications

Posted on Feb 16, 2016

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The Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning (CETL) is pleased to announce Dr. Nicole O’Byrne has been selected as a CETL visiting scholar as part of her sabbatical program (January to June 2016). Nicole is an associate professor at the faculty of law where she teaches Criminal Law, Evidence and Aboriginal Peoples and the Law.

An enthusiastic and dedicated teacher, Dr. O’Byrne has presented at many regional and national post-secondary education conferences and has served as the Vice-President of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers. She is currently working with a group of professors from leading Canadian universities on developing strategies to implement the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report regarding the recognition of Aboriginal and Treaty rights.

During her time with CETL, she will be working on designing instructional strategies that incorporate various multi-media and ‘flipped classroom’ techniques that would allow more class time focused on problem solving and other active learning methods. She also plans to make these lectures widely available to the community beyond the university.

Dr. O’Byrne indicated “the collaborative opportunities at CETL as a Visiting Scholar will give me the access to the pedagogical expertise that CETL has to offer.” She looks forward to working with the team of learning and teaching experts at CETL.

The Visiting Scholars program is a newly created program at UNB, in its first year of operation. The goal is to give opportunity and support to faculty members who have a teaching-related project or idea they wish to explore. CETL Director Ken Reimer is pleased to be working with Dr. O’Byrne. “The CETL Visiting Scholar program is a perfect opportunity for our team to better understand and come alongside professors who have specific goals for engaging students more powerfully.”

For more information, contact Ken Reimer or Nicole O’Byrne.