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Arshad Ahmad is the associate vice-president, teaching and learning at McMaster University and the director of the McMaster Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning. He is also the chair of Teaching and Learning Canada, a charitable organization to promote excellence in teaching and learning in post-secondary education.
Originally from Concordia University in Montreal, Ahmad has received national and international recognition for his longstanding leadership, achievements and contributions to education. He was awarded the prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship for leadership in teaching in 1992. His doctoral thesis in educational psychology won the 2001 George L. Geis Dissertation of the Year Award. He has continued to receive numerous university teaching awards including the "Professor of the Year" for three consecutive years at the International Bled School of Management.