Dr. Ahmad earned his MBA & Ph.D. at McGill University and is presently the AVP, Teaching and Learning at McMaster University. He is also the Director of the McMaster Institute for Innovation & Excellence in Teaching & Learning (MIIETL). His recent appointment signals McMaster’s intention to elevate teaching and learning as an institutional priority. In addition to pedagogical and technology support, MIIETL has been given the additional mandate to produce scholarly research on teaching and assemble an international advisory board to guide future development. MIIETL aspires to lead Canada in academic development and host regular regional, national and international learning events.