Congratulations Keefer

Huge congratulations to Keefer Rourke, who has been named recipient of the Co-op Student of the Year 2018 – Ian Pavlinic Memorial Award for Innovation. Keefer was nominated by Dr. Jason Ernst and Rachel Cheng of Left, where he spent the past eight months working on the RightMesh platform. During this time, Keefer was alsoContinue reading "Congratulations Keefer"

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Wireless Mobile Mesh Interns

I am happy to announce that Xuan Luo, MASc student at the University of British Columbia, is the newest Mitacs Accelerate intern for the Wireless Mobile Mesh Network research program. Xuan will be working on Objective 4.2 – Evaluation of Micropayment Channels Performance Limits, and the Effect on Network Performance Evaluation of Micropayment Channels PerformanceContinue reading "Wireless Mobile Mesh Interns"

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A Living Wage

Despite the fact that the current Ontario Government cancelled the minimum wage increase that was intended to come into effect on January 1, the reality is that the planned $15/hr wage – although an improvement – was still not enough to meet the current living wage in Guelph. For those curious, the Guelph Wellington Poverty EliminationContinue reading "A Living Wage"

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The Evolution Of My Course Outlines – Part II

Last September I wrote about The Evolution Of My Course Outlines after reading a friend’s shared post on Facebook. In particular, I described how I would modify my course outlines to accommodate parents who might need to bring their children to the classroom. Today I’ve opted to evolve my course outlines once more. The newContinue reading "The Evolution Of My Course Outlines – Part II"

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Academic List-O-Gratitude

The fall semester has come to a close, and while I only had a few grades to submit for students doing independent study courses with me, it’s still nice to think that the next few weeks will be free and clear of any immediate academic responsibilities. This doesn’t mean I won’t be doing anything academic;Continue reading "Academic List-O-Gratitude"

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The Improve Life Challenge Returns

While we are still finalizing details, I’m happy to announce that the Improve Life Challenge will return next semester! The event will once again challenge both undergraduate and graduate students from across campus to work in interdisciplinary teams to develop solutions that will improve life. Last year, students worked with local experts to identify andContinue reading "The Improve Life Challenge Returns"

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Work With Great People

This past week saw Nic and I heading to Ottawa for the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting of ArcticNet. The event, which took place at the Shaw Conference Centre, brought together more than one thousand people to share and discuss a variety of projects spanning public health, surveillance and monitoring, tech, ecology, climate change, ice formationContinue reading "Work With Great People"

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Partners In Research: More Than A Code Monkey

I’d like to once again thank Partners In Research for inviting me to take part in this year’s Hour Of Code. I’d also like to thank all of the students in all of the classrooms from across the country that tuned in to the live webinar. It was a lot of fun and hopefully theContinue reading "Partners In Research: More Than A Code Monkey"

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Changes

Despite the fact that I’ve been on sabbatical since September, I have continued to work as the Director of the Physical Science & Engineering Education Research Centre (PSEER) at the University of Guelph (albeit with a much lighter workload and schedule). I’ve also continued to be a member of the SEED Community Food Project steering committee,Continue reading "Changes"

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