Mary Power

Sr. Educational Developer, Faculty Programs & Blended Learning
Mary Power

Office: EC3 2023D
Pronouns: she/her

As Senior Educational Developer, Faculty Programs & 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