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Dr. Iris Mujica joined McMaster University in 2002 as a full time faculty. She teaches a variety of undergraduate courses utilizing Problem Based Learning (PBL) and participates in the selection and training of students who have Global Health professional practice placements as member of the Global Health Education Committee (GHEC).


  • 2011 McMaster Students Union Teaching Award
  • 2010 CNSA Certificate of Excellence in the Role of Mentor


Dr. Mujica’s primary research interests are in Global Health research including Global Health Education (intra and interdisciplinary), Transcultural Care and impact of Global Health experiences on professional practice, Problem Based Learning and Higher Education.   Currently, Dr. Mujica is the primary co-investigator for a study examining ethical issues experienced by students pursuing global health clinical placements in resource limited settings.


  • Mujica, I., Landeen, J., Martin L., Wahoush, O. (2016). BScN students’ reentry process following an international immersive global health clinical experience: A constructivist grounded theory study. ATINER 2nd Annual International Conference for Education and Research, Athens, Greece.
  • Mujica I. (2015). Global Health in clinical Practice: Connecting Theory and Practice. Scholar Practitioner Program-Nipissing University, Toronto-Ontario.
  • Mujica I. (2015). A conversation about Problem Based Learning (PBL). 10 year Anniversary Academic symposium. Fundacion Universitaria Sanitas, Colombia.
  • Mujica I. & Manankil-Rankin L. (2015). Facilitating large PBL groups. Faculty Development. McMaster University.
  • Mujica, I. (2014). Why prepare before a Global Health Clinical Experience?
    Connecting Theory and Practice. INIG-RNAO student Workshop: Students Becoming Global Citizens: Let’s Talk. Hamilton-Ontario, Canada.
  • Mujica, I., & Pierazzo, J. (2014). Effective Assessment and Feedback for Learning. The Teaching Professor Conference, Boston, MA, USA.
  • Mujica, I., & Ladouceur, M. (2012). An Undergraduate Curriculum with a Global Health Focus. Canadian Conference on Global Health. Ottawa, Canada.
  • Mujica, I., & Pierazzo, J. (2012). Fostering Praxis using Problem Based Learning Methodology in Large Groups. 23rdInternational Networking for Healthcare Education Conference (NET2012), Cambridge, UK.
  • Mujica, I., & Wahoush, O. (2010). How to Map out the Learning Process for Students in a PBL Course. 1st Asia-Pacific Joint PBL Conference 2010. Taipei-Taiwan.
  • Mujica, I., & Wahoush, O. (2010) Survival Skills for Tutors and Course Planners: How to Map out the Learning Process for Students in a PBL Course. PBL2010 International Conference – Problem – Based Learning and Active Learning Methodologies. São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Sanchez, O., Ladouceur, M.,Mujica, I., Thibeault, L., Bracken, S., Wahoush, O., Skoko, K., & Gabriele, N. (2010). Multicultural Perspectives in Educational Activities. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Santiago de Chile. Santiago, Chile.

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