Yesterday was the International Day of Women & Girls in Science, and many of my Twitter feeds were full of people celebrating the scientific contributions of women from around the world. In short, it was a day to celebrate how much of science has been and continues to be led and shaped by women, andContinue reading "International Day Of Women & Girls In Science"
A few weeks ago, Marshall Asch, one of the undergraduate members of my lab joined several other School of Computer Science students at McMaster’s Delta Hacks hackathon. The annual hackathon brings together students from different disciplines to develop innovative tech solutions to a variety of challenges. Marshall is a research assistant working with the communityContinue reading "Congratulations Marshall"
I’m excited to announce that the worldwide event known as Pint Of Science is coming to Guelph from May 20th until May 22nd. Mark your calendars! For those not in the know, Pint of Science is an event that takes place in more than 20 countries and 300 cities around the world. This includes 23 cities acrossContinue reading "Save The Date – Pint Of Science Is Coming To Guelph"
Being on sabbatical for the past 5 months has given me the incredible opportunity to take a step away from my typical teaching and administrative load. It has given me time to catch up on other projects that always seemed to be sidelined because of other priorities and responsibilities. In short, sabbatical has been aContinue reading "The Evolution Of My Lab Meetings"
Last week, Brandon, one of my undergrad students, shared with me a lab poster that was created by Dr. Chris Sutherland (Assistant Professor of Quantitative Population Ecology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst) to show off the research that he and his students do. Being the guy that he is, Brandon led by askingContinue reading "Lab Poster"
This week I’ve had the opportunity to spend my days working alongside the folks of Left.io in Maple Ridge, British Columbia with the first two interns (Nic and Xuan) of our Mitacs funded research program Mobile Mesh Technology for Improved Connectivity in Canada. It has been a busy but incredibly energizing week. While I won’t bore you with a play byContinue reading "Week One At Left"
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"
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"
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"
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"