McMaster launches AI advisory committee

An AI Advisory Committee has been launched to explore the use of AI across campus, a strategy that makes McMaster one of the few institutions taking a pan-university approach to AI. 

The committee was first announced by Susan Tighe, provost and vice-president (Academic), in her newsletter to the university community.  

Three subcommittees have also been started to examine the use of AI in teaching and learning, research and operational excellence in our work.  

The committee will be led by three co-chairs, each bringing different expertise: Matheus Grasselli, deputy provost; Gayleen Gray, associate vice-president and chief technology officer; and Gianni Parise, acting deputy vice-president, Research.

They will be supported by Erin Aspenlieder, special advisor to the provost on generative AI.  

The three subcommittees will each by led by a subject matter expert: Kim Dej, vice-provost, Teaching and Learning, will lead the exploration of AI in teaching and learning; Maggie Pooran, executive director, Health, Safety, Well-Being & Labour Relations, will explore its use in operational excellence; and Martin Horn, associate dean, Faculty of Humanities, will look at implications for research.   

Each expert subcommittee will have a pool of contributors made up of members of the McMaster community. Depending on the initiative, some or all members will be invited to complete the specific work based on their expertise, interest and availability. 

Please complete this expression of interest form if you would like to be considered for the expert panels.