Evaluating Integrated Testlets For Use In Software Design Education

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"

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The Origins of a Naturalist

This week Dispatches from the Field is happy to welcome Megan Quinn, the Coordinator of Conservation Biology for Eastern Ontario with the Nature Conservancy of Canada to share how she ended up working for the environment. Most people working in conservation have a story about how they got into the field. In my case, environmental work wasn’t my first, second, or even fifth career choice, but it did turn out to be my favourite. Although…

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Job Posting: Toronto Harbour Monitoring Hub Assistant

Position Type: Full Time, Fixed Term ContractLocation: Downtown TorontoStart Date: ImmediatelySwim Drink Fish is a growing charity working for a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future. Our programs bring together law, science, culture, and digital media in order to connect and empower people to restore polluted places, protect human health, and promote thriving natural spaces. We are hiring a Monitoring Hub Assistant to help run the Toronto Community Monitoring Hub for the summer of 2019. This program serves…

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Globalink Intern Joins The Team

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"

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Merging Space Exploration with Arts @Science Rendezvous 2019, University of Toronto

Science Rendezvous is a Canada-wide annual festival that takes science out of the lab and onto the street. This year the Science Rendezvous was held on 11th May 2019. HotPopRobot was invited to participate in the event as a part of the Science-Art Gallery at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus. We were excited as this was our second year of participating in this event. Click here to read about our participation in the…

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Cantastic Authorpalooza: Karen Spafford-Fitz

Welcome to Cantastic Authorpalooza, featuring posts by great Canadian children’s writers! Today’s guest: Karen Spafford-Fitz. Take it away, Karen! Grab Your Yoga Mat: Flexibility in Writing Kidlit Even before I sent away my very first query package, I’d heard stories about the long, torturous waits for a response from publishers, and about the demoralizing form-style rejection letters one might expect. So I was not surprised when those things occurred. Thirteen years and six kidlit books…

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