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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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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 […]

Science Communication blog on uOttawa Gazette

Over the past few centuries, universities have slowly shifted from offering degrees in a diversity of subjects and widely general studies to producing specialists today that are often incapable of relating the content or importance of their work to anyone outside of their immediate field. While modern academic institutions were flourishing in a time called […]

Science Communication talk at uOttawa

I have been invited to speak at this speaker series run by the Science Student’s Association at uOttawa on Thursday, March 7th 2013.  I will be speaking after the renowned science communicator and TV personality, Dr. Joe Schwarcz.  My talk will address the Science Communication needs of today’s undergraduate Science students. Please visit the Facebook […]

Defending Science Panel Discussion online now

On Sept. 25, 2012, I was a participant in a panel discussion at the University of Ottawa, hosted by Alternatives Journal, on the topic of Defending Science in Canada.   There was a lively conversation and a great turn out, with some interesting questions from the crowd towards the end.  You may read the description […]