UzmaMehreen Mir
Senior Lecturer
 
 
 
 
Educational Qualification  
  • Master of Arts in Education, Beaconhouse National University-Lahore, Pakistan (2010)
  • Master of Arts in English Literature, University of the Punjab-Lahore, Pakistan (1997)
  • TESOL Arabia Teacher Training Certificate (2016)
 
 
 
Professional Career :  
  • More than four years’ experience of teaching English language and Health Sciences Communication Skills to students in RAKCOPS, RAKCODS and RAKCON at RAKMHSU, UAE (2012-Present)
  • Four years’ experience of facilitation of TOEFL/ IELTS courses at RAKMHSU, UAE
  • Proctor of TOEFL tests conducted on behalf of AMIDEAST at RAKMHSU- UAE (2012-Present)
  • Editor in Chief- Insights Newsletter, RAKMHSU (December, 2016-Present)
  • Editor in Chief- Insights Newsletter, RAKMHSU (December, 2016-Present)
  • Editor in Chief- Insights Newsletter, RAKMHSU (December, 2016-Present)
 
 
 
Achievements/ Interests/Publications/Awards   Achievements:
  • Designed a course for IELTS training at RAKMHSU
  • Contributed in designing a course plan for the Nursing Conversion Program students
  • Contributed in updating the General Education program information in the university catalogue
Interests:
  • Educational Research
  • Public Speaking
  • Education and Educational Psychology
  • Creative arts, sports, hiking, reading and exploring.
Awards:
  • Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding support of Toastmasters International’s Communication and Leadership Programs (2016)
  • 2nd Place in the University Badminton Tournament held at AURAK (2013)
  • First place Ribbon for target shooting, Sargodha- Pakistan (1992)
  • Winner--Badminton tournament Sargodha- Pakistan (1989)
Membership:
  • Treasurer, Toastmasters International- Spectrum Toastmasters Club, Ras Al Khaima- UAE
  • Past Vice-President Membership of Spectrum Toastmasters Club, Ras Al Khaima- UAE
  • Past President of Sahar Foundation (NGO- Vocational training and Special Education Institute-Pakistan)
  • CEDAR (Center for Educational Development and Research) Committee, RAKMHSU-UAE
  • TESOL Arabia-MENA
 
 
 
Conferences/Workshops   Workshops Conducted:
  • Conducted a CEDAR Workshop on “Leadership” RAKMHSU- UAE ( April 2016)
  • Conducted a lecture on “Discipline” on the students’ orientation-RKAMHSU-UAE ( Sep 2016)
  • Contributed as a resource person in faculty orientation program organized by CEDAR (Nov 2016)
  • Contributed in organizing RAKMHSU Intercollegiate Bilingual Declamation Contest (Nov 2016)
  • CEDAR Faculty Orientation Program- RAKMHSU, UAE (Nov. 2015) - Participated as a resource person
  • CEDAR Workshop on OSCE & OSPE- RAKMHSU UAE (Oct 2014)- Participated as a resource person
  • Conducted a CEDAR Workshop on “Communication Skills” at RAKMHSU (Nov 2014)
  • CEDAR Faculty Orientation Program- RAKMHSU, UAE (Oct 2014) - Participated as a resource person
  • Conducted a lecture on “Discipline” in the Students’ Orientation-RKAMHSU-UAE (Sep 2014, 15,16)
Workshops/Conferences Attended:
  • Workshop on “Leadership and Emotional intelligence Competencies for Medical Education and Healthcare Professions” RAKCODS- RAKMHSU (November 2016))
  • Professional Development Certificate Course “TESOL Arabia Teacher Training Certificate” Dubai, UAE (March 2016))
  • The 22nd TESOL Arabia International Conference and Exhibition Dubai-UAE (March 2016))
  • CEDAR Workshop on “MCQ Blue Printing, Standard Setting and Item Analysis” RAKMHSU- UAE (Feb. 2016))
  • Certificate in New Developments and Techniques in ELT Research March 2016 Dubai, UAE (March 2016))
  • CEDAR Workshop on “Communication Skills”, RAKMHSU- UAE (April 2016))
  • Attended 7th RAKMHSU Students Scientific Conference as a Delegate RAK MHSU- RAK UAE (May 2016))
  • CEDAR Workshop on “MCQ Writing Workshop” RAKMHSU- UAE (Jan. 2016))
  • CEDAR Workshop on “Design and Mechanism of MCQs” RAKMHSU- UAE (Jan. 2015))
  • The 21st TESOL Arabia International Conference and Exhibition Dubai-UAE (March 2015))
  • Professional Development Certificate course on Curriculum Design and Assessment Dubai, UAE (March 2015))
  • Professional Development Certificate course on IELTS and the Language Teacher- Dubai, UAE (March 2015))
  • Attended a pre-conference workshop on “Being a Leader and The Effective Exercise of Leadership: A new Model of Leadership”. Knowledge Village-Dubai (2014))
  • Attended the first mental health conference at RAKMHSU on “Fostering Mental Health and Eliminating Stigma” RAKMHSU- UAE (Oct. 2014)
  • Workshop on Medical Education Leadership-RAKMHSU, RAK. (April 2014)
  • Propell Workshop for the TOEFL iBT Test, Listening, Reading Speaking and writing- Dubai, UAE (June 2013)
  • Workshop on TBL-CEDAR-RAKMHSU (March 2013)
  • Participated in workshop on Micro Teaching-CEDAR-RAKMHSU (Feb 2013)
  • Workshop on “ Know Your Learning Style” RAKMHSU-UAE (2013)
  • Conference on Cancer in-RAKMHSU- UAE( March 2013)
  • EDULEARN International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (July 2013)
  • 5th RAKMHSU Conference on Infectious Diseases as a Delegate RAK MHSU- RAK UAE
  • Human Resource Development Workshop, CEDAR-RAKMHSU (2014)
  • International Symposium on Smart Learning for the Next Generation, Abu Dhabi, UAE (Nov. 2013)
  • 15th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning Villach, Austria. (Sep 2012)
  • Workshop on Activity Based Teaching, Aitchison College Lahore-Pakistan (June 2011)
  • Workshop on Smart Board Training, Aitchison College (Aug 2011)
  • Seminar on Howard Gardner and Multiple Intelligences- Beacon House National University- Pakistan (June 2009)
 
 
Publications  
  • Uzma Mir, “An Experimental Study on Improving Lexicons of ESL Students”, Proceedings of EDULEARN International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Spain, May 2013.
  • Dr. Zita Lobo, Dr. Omar Al Jadaan & Uzma M. Mir, “Correlating English Proficiency Tests (TOEFL, IBT, PBT AND IELTS) scores with placement test scores at Rak Medical & Health Sciences University in UAE”, Research Journal of English Language and Literature (RJELAL), Vol 4. Issue 1, 2016.