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Malgorzata S. (Gosha) Zywno received the Magister Engineer degree in Electrical Engineering, from Technical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland in 1977, the M.Eng. degree from the University of Toronto in 1990, and her Ph.D. degree from Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, in 2003. Dr. Zywno is a Professional Engineer (1984), a Senior Member of IEEE (2003) and a Fellow of Engineers Canada (2009). She is also a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) since 2000 and of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) since 2002.
Dr. Zywno has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Ryerson University since 1982, first as a Limited Term faculty, and since 1998 in a Tenure-Track position. She received Tenure in 1991 and was promoted to Full Professor in 2008. She was a Visiting Professor at the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand (2006), at the University of Technology, Business and Design, Wismar, Germany (2003), and at Université D'Artois, Bethune, France (1999, 2000, 2001). Dr. Zywno is Ryerson University's first, and still only, recipient of the 3M National Teaching Fellowship, the most distinguished award for university teaching in Canada.
Dr. Zywno's industrial experience prior to the faculty appointment at Ryerson included working for Institute of Heat Technology, Lodz, Poland (1980) and for Ontario Hydro, Toronto, Canada (1986, 1987).
Dr. Zywno has been a Faculty Associate of the Learning & Teaching Office (LTO) at Ryerson University since 2002. She has been volunteering on behalf of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) since 1991, and has been a member of the PEO's Academic Requirements Committee since 1993.
Professor Zywno's field of expertise is Control Systems. Over the past decade her main research interests have been in Engineering Education. Her research was on the impact of learning styles, instructional technology use, active learning, and more recently, Emotional Intelligence (EI) on student academic achievement. Currently, Dr. Zywno's professional focus, through her work with the LTO, is on educational development of faculty at Ryerson University through the University Teaching Development Program (UTDP). Dr. Zywno authored or co-authored numerous papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings and delivered many invited presentations, including 12 keynote addresses at various conferences. She has won countless awards including Ryerson University Chancellor's Award of Distinction in 2010.