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Malisa Zhou

Title/Position
Assistant to the Associate Directors
Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy

As the Assistant to the Associate Directors, Malisa Zhou advances research- and curriculum-related initiatives and projects at ISUP. Within the scope of her role and as a member of the ISUP Research Committee, Malisa facilitates the coordination of various scholarly events. Further, she oversees the hiring processes for sessional lecturers, course instructors, teaching assistants and research assistants. Moreover, Malisa is your main contact for communications and marketing inquiries.

Malisa completed her Honors Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto Mississauga with a focus in Psychology and Anthropology. During her studies, she was a Program Assistant for the Promoting Academic Skills for Success Program, a Journal Reviewer for ISUP’s Writing for University and Beyond: A Journal of First-Year Student Writing at UTM and served on the EagleConnect planning committee. In the professional field, Malisa hopes to apply her knowledge and interests in cognitive and social psychology in meaningful ways while continuing to expand her understanding of pedagogy.

Beyond the workplace, Malisa trains aerial acrobatics, dance, and yoga. She is also a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur who enjoys traveling and discovering hidden gems for food.

Education
M.A. (Higher Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto) (In Progress)
H.BSc. (Psychology and Anthropology, University of Toronto)

Publications

Written by Me, But Not Mine (Writing for University and Beyond: A Journal of First-Year Student Writing at UTM)

Authority and Language among Psychology Students (Writing for University and Beyond: A Journal of First-Year Student Writing at UTM)