Today’s Reflections post was written by one of my doctoral students, Jarrett Phillips, a third-year graduate student in the School of Computer Science’s new Computational Sciences PhD program. Recently Jarrett travelled to Norway to attend and present some of his research at the 8th International Barcode of Life (iBOL) conference. These are some of hisContinue reading "Reflections: iBOL8 And The Midnight Sun"
If you are an undergraduate student @uofg looking for a unique and fun classroom experience, you might want to check out @IdeasCongress (ICON), the course labeled by Maclean's magazine as a "cool course" to take.
Please join me in congratulation Marshall Asch, who was just named to the College of Engineering & Physical Sciences Society of Excellence. Membership to the Society of Excellence is awarded to recent undergraduate students who have graduated with excellent academic records, and who have contributed to the community – either on or off-campus – inContinue reading "Congratulations Marshall"
After many months of planning, Guelph’s first ever Pint of Science came to a close on Wednesday night with two outstanding talks about beer and bubbles by Marvin Dyck and Dr. Joanne O’Meara. By the time I got home on Wednesday evening, I was exhausted but extremely happy. Having had a few days to decompressContinue reading "And That’s A Wrap"
After many months of preparation and planning, Pint of Science 2019 arrives tomorrow. With 24 countries and more than 300 cities around the world welcoming more than 120 thousand guests, Pint of Science is truly a global celebration of science. And I’m extremely excited to be part of the team to bring it to GuelphContinue reading "Pint Of Science Arrives Tomorrow"
A few weeks ago I had the privilege of attending a talk hosted by the Department of Physics at the University of Guelph. The talk – Integrated Testlets for Physics and Chemistry: Multiple-Choice Testing 2.0 – was led by Dr. Aaron Slepkov, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Physics of Biomaterials at TrentContinue reading "Evaluating Integrated Testlets For Use In Software Design Education"
I am happy to announce that Arpit Varshney will join our lab for the summer as a Mitacs Globalink intern. Arpit will be a visiting research associate from June 6th through to August 31st, and will spend his time developing software to support environment and health monitoring (particularly in the Circumpolar North). Arpit is aContinue reading "Globalink Intern Joins The Team"
There were 31 students in the classroom when I first taught CIS3750. As a team based, flipped, and community-engaged software design classroom, this number was extremely manageable. There were 6 teams, which meant that I could spend a sufficient amount of time with each team during every classroom and lab session – answering questions aboutContinue reading "Feedback Tools To Support Student Learning"
Spring IT Day returns to the University of Guelph campus on May 9th. The event runs from 8:30 am until 4:15 pm. I took part in Spring IT Day last year, speaking about Bridging the Digital Divide in the Circumpolar North with my graduate student, Nic Durish1. I am happy to announce that Nic andContinue reading "Spring IT Day 2019"
Nic Durish, Master’s student in the School of Computer Science, will present some of his research at the upcoming Labrador Research Forum (May 1-3). This is the 2nd such event to be held in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, and will bring together interdisciplinary researchers working in the communities of Labrador. Nic’s presentation will take place onContinue reading "Graduate Student Presenting At The Labrador Research Forum"