Sea turtle adventures in paradise

By Ivon Vassileva From chasing turtle hatchlings across beautiful beaches, to counting eggs and measuring the shells of big mama sea turtles, my fall semester has been nothing short of amazing. Last fall, I had the amazing opportunity to intern for six weeks with the Barbados Sea Turtle Project at the University of West Indies Cavehill. This organization deals with the conservation of the critically endangered marine turtle species that forage around and nest on Barbados,…

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Nudging Along Versus Waiting

The eternal question as a teacher or tutor is what to do when a student is struggling. Should you give them a hint, re-explain a key concept to them, or let them sit there and struggle? It’s not always clear which approach should be taken. I’ve often felt the pull to take the first route. After all, they are struggling! Shouldn’t I help them out? This meant I would give them some sort of pointer…

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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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