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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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Filming for New “Love Nature” Documentary

Over the past month, I have been working with researchers from Blue Ant Media to build segments for an upcoming series of nature documentaries that I will be narrating, called Love Nature.  These video segments are on the topic of the marvellous field of Animal Behaviour and I have just completed the filming of our […]

App du Glossaire Biologique maintenant disponible sur Android

Le Glossaire des Termes Biologiques que j’ai crée pour les étudiant.e.s en biologie à l’Université d’Ottawa et maintenant disponible comme App pour les appareils électroniques utilisant le plateforme Android.  Maintenant vous pouvez porter avec vous une liste de plus de 1200 termes spécialisées des domaines de la zoologie, écologie, évolution, physiologie et d’autres sur votre appareil à […]

Guest expert on The Prime Radicals for TVOkids

Last winter we filmed a scene for The Prime Radicals, during which Alanna the host visited me at the University of Ottawa to talk about cryptography and code breaking.  Yeah, that’s right I’m about as cryptic as they get so that could make me somewhat of an expert.  Check out their website here and have […]

Ayahuasca TEDx talk video online now

The professional edit of my TEDx talk from last fall on the topic of Ayahuasca has now been posted on the TED Youtube channel.  You may also watch it directly below here: Please let me know what you think!

Episode of Finding Stuff Out on air now

The Season 2 episode of Finding Stuff Out on ‘Plants’ that features me as an expert guest has aired on TVOkids.  Stay tuned to the TV to catch it on reruns or check out my clip below: . . . . . . .  

TEDx talk at uOttawa on Ayahuasca

On the 23rd of November 2013 I gave a TEDx talk in a conference put on by the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa with the theme ‘Visions’.  What better topic on which to present my experiences taking the extremely potent psychedelic brew called Ayahuasca with shamans in the jungles of Peru for our […]

Watch the episode of The Agenda on iTunes

Our episode of The Agenda with Steve Paikin from last Thursday, October 17 on the topic of the “Silencing of Science in Canada” is available to be watched for free from the iTunes store here (or on Youtube below).  Have a gander at our conversation and let me know what you think. I thought it went […]

Interview on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Last Thursday, October 17th, 2013 I was a guest panelist on The Agenda with Steve Paikin on TVO at 8 and 11pm.  The topic for this discussion was be “Prime Minister Harper’s War on Science”.  You may watch it live online at the show’s website above or the episodes are also available on iTunes as […]

Nouveau look pour l’app du Glossaire Biologique

La version app du Glossaire Biologique vient tout juste de recevoir une mise à jour de l’interface graphique, ce qui améliore l’expérience de l’utilisateur.  La nouvelle esthétique à été créée par l’équipe à Fancy Boys et rend l’app un plaisir à utiliser.  Vous pouvez trouver l’app sur le site du magasin iTunes ici pour télécharger […]

Featured in article on Science censorship in Canada

I was interviewed for this article featured in The McGill Daily: Last summer, a rally of over 2,000 researchers, scientists, and students gathered on Parliament Hill to protest a federal trend of scientific censorship that began when the Conservative party took control of the Federal government in 2006. For the protesters, the government had crossed […]