Dr. Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé: 3M National Teaching Fellow – Among top ten changemakers in higher education

Dr. Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé: 3M National Teaching Fellow – Among top ten changemakers in higher education

Dr. Sarah-Myriam Martin-BrûléDr. Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé, of Bishop’s University’s Department of Politics and International Studies, has been selected as one of this year’s ten 3M National Teaching Fellows.

Dr. Martin-Brûlé is one of ten professors who have been recognized for their contribution to higher education in Canada.

Dr. Martin-Brûlé’s works closely with students in concrete research and experiential learning opportunities, notably through initiating the annual Quebec Undergraduate Security Conference (QUSC).

“What an honour to receive the 3M National teaching fellowship and to join this community of inspiring professors! I am most grateful for the support of the Jarislowsky Chair and Maple League in stewarding this process,” notes Dr. Martin-Brûlé.

“Bishop’s University creates a very rich environment for a nexus between teaching and research. The institutional culture is an incubator for innovative pedagogical techniques based on rigorous and emerging research.

“Since I arrived at Bishop’s in 2012, I have had the opportunity to discover – with my students – new ways of connecting with course material and adapting our learning journeys to fit a rapidly changing geo-political landscape, especially as it relates to security issues.

“In my class we have used simulations, mixed media, and other interactive techniques that harness new technologies to reach students with different learning styles and individual differences. The relatively small class sizes, coupled with the enthusiasm of my students and the collaborative support of colleagues, have been exciting and along with my 3M colleagues, I look forward to developing new projects that generate rigorous and stimulating learning opportunities.”

Dr. Martin-Brûlé’s contributions at Bishop’s have frequently been recognized: she is a recipient of the William and Nancy Turner Teaching Award, the Robert Gordon Educational Leadership Fund, the Student Representative Council (SRC) Social Sciences Division Teaching Award as well as of the Emerging Scholar Award. She currently holds a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Insight Grant and is co-researcher in a Fonds de recherche du Québec, Société et culture (FRQSC) Team Grant. Dr. Martin-Brûlé is a Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Peace and War Studies, and she is Research Leader in the Network for Strategic Analysis, Deputy Director of the Réseau de recherche sur les opérations de la paix and Non-Resident Fellow at the International Peace Institute.

“Dr. Martin-Brûlé has an exceptional ability to share her work experience in international conflict resolution and peace processes with her students. Her students and colleagues are fortunate to have her as a member of our University,” remarks Bishop’s University Principal and Vice-Chancellor Michael Goldbloom, C.M.

Dr. Jessica Riddell, also a 3M National Teaching Fellow (2015) and Jarislowsky Chair of Undergraduate Excellence at Bishop’s University commented that Dr. Martin-Brûlé’s: “classrooms come alive with the use of gaming, role-play, and simulations. And yet conversations don’t stop when her classes end. She extends learning beyond the classroom and into the world with student-led collaborations and initiatives that empower students as valued contributors and producers of meaning via conferences, summits, research projects, panels, plenaries – where her undergraduate students are authentically engaged as her partners and colleagues.”


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