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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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Free: Public Communication of Science Webinar

I will be offering a free online webinar this Wednesday evening (7pm EST) on practices for skill development in the public communication of science in collaboration with Evidence for Democracy. It is a free event and open to participants via the following link, please join us!   https://evidencefordemocracy.ca/sites/all/modules/contrib/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=2374&qid=1260401

uOttawa Faculty of Science promo video

There is a neat new promo video that was recently put out to showcase the richness of the student experience in the Faculty of Science at the University of Ottawa.  I make a brief cameo with some butterflies towards the end.  Check it out and enrol yourself in one of the best Science programs there […]

uOttawa Divestment Campaign a Success!

As a member of the University of Ottawa’s committee for sustainable development and one of the founding signatories of the uOttawa fossil-fuel divestment campaign I am thrilled to announce that the Board of Governors voted this week to adopt a position of fossil-fuel divestment for uOttawa.  This courageous but necessary move has positioned uOttawa as […]

New Research Article Published in JoRST

This week we have seen another research article published on my work as a Science Educator at uOttawa.  This study focusses on an innovative and effective method of instruction for the sciences that relies on the teaching of examples in order to learn the rule.  Please have a look at “Exemplification in Science Instruction: Teaching […]

New Article on ‘Knowledge vs. Belief’ for the McGill OSS

I have written another article for the McGill Office for Science and Society on the conflict between ‘knowledge’ and ‘belief’, as well as some implications for society in general.  Please have a look at the article here and let me know what you think!

Associate Member of the McGill Office for Science and Society

I have had the distinguished honour of being invited to join the Office for Science and Society at McGill University as an Associate Member.  This organization, which is guided by the motto “Separating Sense From Nonsense” has the goal of increasing the public’s awareness and understanding of science in society by separating Fact from Fiction.  The […]

My TEDx talk Featured on Netflix show Chelsea Does

My TEDx talk on Ayahuasca from a few years ago has taken on a life of its own among the various alleys, nooks and crannies of the internet.  This week, it went a bit more mainstream when it was featured on an episode of the new Netflix television series Chelsea Does.  In this episode she […]

New Custom Textbook for The Human Animal

I have just received the very first copies of a new textbook that I have compiled for The Human Animal (BIO1300) in collaboration with Pearson Canada.  The topics include: The modes and mechanisms of evolution Human evolution and the hominid lineage Climate change Skin structure and function The evolution of hairlessness and skin colour UV […]

Interview with Radio-Canada on blackflies (in French)

This week I spoke with Radio-Canada show Les Samedis du Monde on the topic of those pesky blackflies that plague us and prevent us from enjoying the outdoors around this time of year. If you want to listen to it, you can skip to 8:12 (after the music) and listen to the segment called Pourquoi […]

New video: a history of the evolution of biodiversity

  Over the past year, I have worked on writing, producing and hosting a video production on the timescale of the evolution of biodiversity on earth and the relatively recent appearance of humans on the scene, in collaboration with Dr. Ian Clark and Maverix Productions. This video is meant to act both as a standalone informal […]