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BSc (UWO), HBSc (UWO),
PhD (Laval)

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Education
University of Ottawa

Science Education and
Science Communication
(Ecology, Evolution and
Environmental Science)

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Professeur adjoint

Département de biologie
Faculté des sciences
Faculté de l’Éducation
Université d’Ottawa

Pédagogie scientifique et communication scientifique
(Écologie, Évolution et Sciences


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Nouvelle chronique scientifique: pipelines

Cette semaine sur la chronique scientifique sur Radio Unique FM avec Michel Picard, on a parlé de la Marche pour la Science internationale ainsi qu’un sujet qui touche plus prêt chez nous, l’exploitation pétrolière et les pipelines/oléoductes au Canada.  Écoutez-en et dites moi ce que vous pensez!

Nouvelle Chronique Scientifique: L’Entomophagie!

Aujourd’hui j’ai animé une autre chronique scientifique hebdomadaire à la Radio Unique FM 94.5 avec Michel Picard.  Chaque semaine on discute un issue scientifique qui à une pertinence quelconque avec les actualités ou des implications sociétales.  Cette semaine on parle de l’entomophagie, ou l’alimentation des insectes, depuis que Loblaws avait annoncé la vente d’un poudre […]

Chronique scientifique à la radio

Depuis plusieurs semaines, j’anime une chronique hebdomadaire à la radio sur la science, la nature et les implications pour la société.  Cette blogue figure dans le cadre de l’émission de Michel Picard à la station Unique FM 94.5 chaque mercredi après midi à 16h45.  Écoutez-en et dites moi qu’est ce que vous pensez!   Cette […]

“Your Brain on Drugs” Guest Lecture at McGill Today

I will be traveling to Montreal in a few hours to give a guest lecture in the Drugs course (Chemistry 183) at McGill University today from 530-8.  I will speak to the students about the anatomy of mammal brains, the lifetime development of emotional and psychological systems, the causes and consequences of the use of […]

Finalist for 2017 Nature Inspiration Awards

I am absolutely thrilled to be chosen as one of five finalists nationally for an award that celebrates the achievements of Canadians that have shown leadership, innovation and inspiration for people to become interested in natural history, have helped to create links between people and nature, as well having contributed to the preservation of nature. […]

Hanging out with Arcade Fire

Last weekend, we joined around 15,000 people at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa for the latest show from Arcade Fire as they launch their Infinite Content tour.  As usual, they put on an amazing show of new material mixed with some of their old classics and they totally rocked an amazing new set design. […]

New Show Added to Netflix

A show I made with Love Nature Channel on plant and animal adaptations to predation entitled ‘Attack and Defend’ has recently been added to Netflix internationally.  Have a look at the exciting (and sometimes gruesome) episodes and let me know what you think! You may watch a segment of mine on Venus Fly Traps here:

uOttawa Cross-Faculty Symposium on Science Teaching and Learning

A Cross-Faculty Symposium on Science Teaching and Learning: Linking Theoretical and Practical Perspectives Faculty of Science and Faculty of Education University of Ottawa, Monday May 8, 2017 in Lamoureux 477 This inaugural cross-Faculty symposium will be a venue allowing for communication and collaboration between our two Faculties, in order to share and discuss our theoretical […]

Stuart McLean has passed, have a listen to his Father’s Day tribute

I am saddened to hear about the death of Stuart McLean.  His voice and rich stories were a staple for me over the years listening to the CBC radio.  We were very touched and honoured to have had him pay tribute to my dad’s band, The Friends of Fiddler’s Green, for the Father’s Day episode […]

Cross-appointment to the Faculty of Education

Recently I received the tremendous honour of becoming the very first cross-appointed professor from the Faculty of Science to the Faculty of Education in the history of the University of Ottawa.  I am very excited about the opportunity to forge this new ground, to create new learning opportunities for students in both Faculties and to […]