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The elevator in Environment 1 (EV1) is shut down for maintenance from April 23 to May 25, 2018. During this time, the only way to access CTE’s offices on the third floor of EV1 is by the stairs. We are happy to arrange an alternative meeting place for CTE meetings if requested. For directions to our workshop spaces (EV1 241 and 242) via the elevator in EV3, please visit our Location page. We invite you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 

Mary Power

Senior Instructional Developer, Blended Learning

Mary PowerEmail:
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 35931
Office: EV1 318

As Senior Instructional Developer, Blended Learning, Mary Power develops programming that promotes the effective use of the online environment in on-campus courses. Working closely with faculty liaisons, Centre for Extended Learning (CEL), and Instruction Technologies and Multimedia Services (ITMS), she helps manage initiatives related to “blended learning” courses. Mary is also involved in research projects related to the impact and effectiveness of blended learning.  Prior to moving into this role Mary was the CTE Liaison for the Faculty of Science for eight years. She received her BSc from the University of Guelph and PhD from the University of Calgary and worked in research and teaching at the University of Victoria, EAWAG Zurich, University of Virginia and Wilfred Laurier prior to coming to the University of Waterloo in 2008.


Edginton, A.N., Power, M., Stark, A., and Holbrook, J. (2013). Using student feedback to design a more effective clinical biochemistry course component.  Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 5(1), 23-32.

Wasfi, O., Power, M., and Slavcev, R.A. (2010) Clinical Microbiology in Pharmacy Education: A Practice-based Approach.  J. Microbiol. Biol. Education, 11(2):135-9.

Recent Conference Presentations

Mansour, F. & Power, M. (2016, June). High quality online content for Blended/Flipped Physics classrooms: Successes and Challenges. Canadian Association of Physics Congress 2016, Ottawa, ON.

Witt, J., Bissonnette, C., & Power, M. (2015, April).  Student feedback from beginning to end: A new course evaluation model. Western Conference on Science Education, London, ON.

Engelhardt, H., Lee, E., Damphouse, K., Fritz, M. & Power, M. (2015, April). Making learning more visible: Reflections on the launch of the Supported Learning Groups (SLG) at UWaterloo. Opportunities and New Directions conference, Waterloo, ON.

Hoekstra, K., Goll, J., Power, M., & Forsey, S. (2015, July).  We “flipped” but did it work? Western Conference on Science Education, London, ON.

Holbrook, J., Power, M., Dupont, C. & Joordens, S. (2015, April). Enhancing learning through testing. Opportunities and New Directions conference, Waterloo, ON.

Witt, J., Bissonnette C., and Power M. (2014, May) Engaging Students in a Comprehensive Course Evaluation. Integrated and Engaged Learning Conference, Wilfrid Laurier University, ON.

Holbrook, J. and Power, M.  (2014, June). More of a Tilt than a Flip.  Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Annual conference, Kingston, ON. 


Bissonnette, C., Sanderson, J., Power, M. (2016, February). University of Waterloo: Teaching Fellows Program. University of British Columbia. (invited presentation)

Power, M. (2015, October). Introduction to the Flipped Classroom and Principles of Blended Learning. Beijing Jaiotong University, Beijing China. (invited presentation)

Committee Member, Online Course Evaluation Advisory Group, University of Waterloo

Committee Member, Engineering Education Enhancement and Research Asia

University of Waterloo