Last May I had the opportunity to work with an incredible group of people both locally and at a national level to bring Pint of Science to Guelph for the first time. While I expected it to be well received, I was absolutely blown away by the response of the community. For those not inContinue reading "Pint Of Science Guelph Returns"
In slightly less than two weeks I’ll have the opportunity to chat with the Guelph Knowledge Translation & Transfer (KTT) Community of Practice. In particular, I’m going to be chatting about my observations and experiences delivering hackathons over the years; how they’ve changed, and how the awesome team I get to work with have helpedContinue reading "Hacking Hackathons"
Over a year ago I was, as is often the case, running between meetings on campus. I can’t remember exactly where I was going or what the meeting was about, but I do remember checking my email on my way from wherever I was to wherever I was going. It was then that I learnedContinue reading "Thank You"
Congratulations to Nic Durish, MSc Computer Science student, who was recently announced as the recipient of the 2018/2019 School of Computer Science Teaching Assistant Award. Nic was nominated for his continued contributions to teaching, learning, and leadership in the School. I have had the pleasure of working with Nic for many years now – bothContinue reading "Congratulations Nic"
On this day one year ago, I woke up, stretched, poured myself a coffee, and inhaled my first ever day of sabbatical. It was weird and slightly disconcerting to wake up to the idea that I might not need to step foot on campus for months. The first few weeks of sabbatical were awkward forContinue reading "The Joy Of Thinking"
Depending on the university, there’s a good chance that undergraduate students have been or will be moving back to campus this week. This is exactly the case for more than 5000 first year University of Guelph students who will begin moving into residence tomorrow. While move-in has been orchestrated in such a way as toContinue reading "25 Years Later"
Attention all first year students. Join me on Wednesday, September 4th in Rozanski 101 (from 2:30-3:20 pm) for Changing the World One Course at a Time. This active discussion is part of the 2019 University of Guelph Special Lecture Series, and will challenge you to consider how your discipline and your courses might be theContinue reading "Special Lecture Series"
Are you, or do you know, an outstanding undergraduate student from Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Tunisia, Ukraine, or United Kingdom looking for a unique research experience? If so, check out the Mitacs Globalink program, which has just released the 2020 list of approved summer internships. I am happy to announceContinue reading "2020 Mitacs Globalink Positions Available"
On Friday evening, I jumped out of a perfectly good plane with my good friend Dr. Beth, and two of my students, Nic Durish and Marshall Asch. While this was not my first time skydiving, it got me thinking about some of the adventures I have had with my students, the potential benefits of extremeContinue reading "The Challenge Of Work-Life Balance"
Join us July 25th in Reynolds 1101 for the qualifying examination of PhD student, Jamey Fraser. The public presentation of his PhD proposal will take place at 10:00 am, followed by the formal examination period. Title: Investigating student self-efficacy and engagement using automated feedback Abstract: Increased classroom sizes have diminished educators’ ability to provide students withContinue reading "Qualifying Exam Presentation – Jamey Fraser"