U of T Engineering Learning Strategist

Shahad Abdulnour

The Faculty’s Learning Strategist is available to help you succeed academically. Schedule a meeting to discuss everything from problem-solving and time management skills to coping with stress and figuring out your learning style.

Shahad Abdulnour received her H.B.Sc. degree (with distinction) in Biology and Mathematics from UTM, BE.d. degree in Intermediate/Senior Mathematics and Biology from OISE and M.Sc. degree (focusing on neurogenomics and statistics) from the Faculty of Medicine’s Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto. Prior to joining U of T Engineering, Shahad worked in a number of roles at UTM, including sessional lecturer, researcher, writing instructor and learning skills advisor. Since 2010, she has been collaborating with faculty to statistically evaluate pedagogical research and the effectiveness of various instructional strategies. Her educational background and experiences in pedagogy and andragogy have equipped her with learning and instructional theories that have shaped her attitude towards teaching and guiding students.

Make an appointment with Shahad through the Advising Portal (located in the Engineering Portal), the First Year Office, or by calling 416-978-4625.

Did you know the Faculty also hosts a variety of ACE seminars throughout the year? Through ACE seminars, undergraduates have the opportunity to engage with staff, faculty and peers to learn and apply academic strategies, life skills and co-curricular opportunities.  For upcoming dates and topics, visit the ACE Seminars page.

Engineering Skills Workshops On-Demand

U of T Engineering faculty, instructors, advisors, student clubs and undergraduates may request a workshop by completing the request form.

Available workshops:

  • Learning how to learn
  • Memory and problem-solving skills
  • Research skills
  • Dealing with anxiety
  • Time management
  • Note-taking
  • Exam preparation
  • Effective teaching (TA training)