Announcment: Dr. Sarah McLean appointed as a Teaching Scholar and Associate Professor in the Department.

Anatomy & Cell Biology is delighted to congratulate Dr. Sarah McLean on her new primary appointment as a Teaching Scholar and Associate Professor in the Department. Dr. McLean is a talented educator and has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the 2018 Marilyn Robinson Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2019 Vice-Provost Award for Excellence in Online Teaching. She has also shown continued commitment to her professional development; recently completing her Master’s degree in Educational Technology through the University of British Columbia, and is currently an Experiential Learning Scholar with Western’s Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Dr. McLean’s research program is focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL), with a particular interest in educational technology and experiential learning. She is the co-founder and inaugural Director of the Schulich Education Enhancement Division (SEED) and teaches in Schulich’s undergraduate Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS) program. Dr. McLean has also made strong contributions to the department’s MSc Clinical Anatomy Program and from 2018-2021 served as the Associate Director, Teaching and Learning for this internationally recognized graduate program. Dr. McLean has also served as co-coordinator of the Research Project course for the program (along with Dr. Kat Willmore), and the co-coordinator (along with Dr. Tyler Beveridge) of the Teaching and Learning in the Anatomical Sciences course.

The Department is very lucky to have Sarah sharing her expertise in pedagogy to both advance our program in terms of using technology-based approaches for teaching, and to strengthen our commitment to SOTL research. Congratulations Sarah and welcome to Anatomy & Cell Biology!