Toward A Curriculum in Experiential Learning

The University of Guelph will host the 2019 Teaching & Learning Innovations (TLI) Conference, April 30-May 1st. The theme of this year’s conference is Perspectives on Experiential Learning. I am happy to announce that I will be joining Dr. Shoshanah Jacobs (Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology) to present the “Toward A Curriculum in ExperientialContinue reading "Toward A Curriculum in Experiential Learning"

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Students Awarded Northern Scientific Training Program Grants

Congratulations to Nic Durish, Marshall Asch, Brandon Edwards, and Patrick Houlding. Each have been awarded funding through Polar Knowledge Canada’s Northern Scientific Training Program. The 2019-2020 awards, valued at $2,300 each, will support their travel to and research with communities in the Circumpolar North of Canada. Nic, who was also awarded funding in the 2018-2019Continue reading "Students Awarded Northern Scientific Training Program Grants"

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The Improve Life Challenge Was Dino-mite

The 2019 Improve Life Challenge (ILC) ended Friday evening after an intense day of collaboration between forty students and nine community partners. Even now, after having had some time to relax and reflect, I find myself still energized by the day. For those who are curious, the ILC is an interdisciplinary event that challenges studentsContinue reading "The Improve Life Challenge Was Dino-mite"

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Alumni Awards & Honours Gala

For the last year or so, I’ve been working with Alumni Affairs & Development at the University of Guelph to plan the inaugural Alumni Awards & Honours Gala. Last Thursday, a year of effort came to fruition as we invited students, staff, faculty, industry partners, and alumni to return to the School of Computer ScienceContinue reading "Alumni Awards & Honours Gala"

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Pint Of Science!

As previously mentioned, Pint of Science is coming to Guelph. Specifically, Pint of Science Guelph will take place during the eves of May 20, 21, and 22 at six different venues (five downtown, plus Wellington Brewery).  The list of confirmed speakers is almost complete. To date, we have identified an incredible line up of facultyContinue reading "Pint Of Science!"

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The Improve Life Challenge

Calling all passionate nerds of any ilk – all artists, all scientists, all public health specialists, all agricultural students, all business students, and more – if you have a desire to improve life, we are looking for you! The 2019 Improve Life Challenge (ILC) is quickly approaching, and it’s going to be incredible. Last year,Continue reading "The Improve Life Challenge"

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#Ornitholoday

If you are someone who loves birds, math, statistics, and/or computer science, you should probably put March 20th in your calendar right now. Between 8 am and 4 pm EDT on Wednesday the 20th, undergraduate student Brandon Edwards will be taking over the IBIS Journal’s Twitter account as part of their 2019 campaign to haveContinue reading "#Ornitholoday"

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Undergraduate Student Heading To The 2019 American Ornithological Society Conference

Congratulations to undergraduate student, Brandon Edwards, whose abstract has been accepted for presentation at the 2019 American Ornithological Society Conference (AOS). Brandon will travel to Anchorage, Alaska from June 24-28 to present a new R package that he’s been developing to make it simpler to implement an environmental Agent Based Model (eABM). Brandon has previouslyContinue reading "Undergraduate Student Heading To The 2019 American Ornithological Society Conference"

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Celebrating Co-Op Excellence

Yesterday I joined a packed room of students, staff, faculty, and industry partners as we celebrated the successes of more than ninety undergraduate students and their co-op employers during the 21st Annual Co-op Awards ceremony. The event included five student awards, and two employer awards. As part of the event, I also had the distinctContinue reading "Celebrating Co-Op Excellence"

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Join Us For The PhD Seminar of Ammar Almutawa

Join us March 12, 2019 for a seminar by PhD Computational Sciences student, Ammar Almutawa. Ammar will present his first PhD seminar in Reynolds 2224 at 2:30 pm. The title of Ammar’s talk is Automated Feedback for Instructors of Large Classes. His abstract is provided below. Abstract: Instructors are key factors in the learning process,Continue reading "Join Us For The PhD Seminar of Ammar Almutawa"

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