Science Atlantic Sessions for All: Hack a Hackathon Template

Building on the success of our last discussion, “Teach students, not classes: Creating (and managing) learning incentives to promote individuality and innovation,” with Dr. Stevan Springer (UPEI), Science Atlantic is excited to continue our webinar series for faculty, Science Atlantic Sessions for All (SASA)! 

Join Drs. Erin Mazerolle and Erin Austen (StFX) on March 21, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ADT, as they discuss their experience organizing a hackathon and provide you with tips and tricks to host your own. Please register in advance.   


Dr. Erin Mazerolle
Dr. Erin Austen

Department of Psychology

Saint Francis Xavier University

Date and Location

  • March 21, 2023, 12:00 p.m. ADT
  • Online (please contact us to receive the meeting link)

Hack a Hackathon Template

Hackathons can be a great way to bring people together to work towards a common goal, such as creating learning resources or completing research projects. However, it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to organizing one. In this Science Atlantic Session for All, “Hack a Hackathon Template,” we will collaboratively develop instructions and resources for hosting your own hackathon. Facilitators Erin Mazerolle and Erin Austen (StFX) will share resources from their recent successful hackathon as a starting point. By the end of the session, we will produce a freely-available resource to help with all your hackathon planning needs!

About Dr. Mazerolle

Dr. Erin Mazerolle joined the Department of Psychology at StFX in July 2020. She completed a PhD at Dalhousie University, followed by postdoctoral training at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the University of Calgary. She is a neuroscience researcher with expertise in brain imaging and an interest in open educational resources (OERs).


About Dr. Austen

Dr. Erin Austen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at StFX and is currently serving in the role of Chair. She completed a PhD in Psychology and a postdoc in Human Kinetics and Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests are varied; much of her research is connected to health and health promotion. She is also very invested in teaching and in continually improving her teaching practice while working to create institutional supports for faculty development.

We look forward to continuing Science Atlantic Sessions for All throughout the year. If you or someone you know has an idea for a future session, please let us know! We welcome you to share your ideas to ensure that these valuable and engaging discussions can continue! 

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