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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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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 […]

On the set for Finding Stuff Out season 2

This week I travelled to Montreal to film another episode of Finding Stuff Out for TVOkids.  This was my second time on this show, this time I was hanging out with host Harrison Houde and talking about Plants.  The second season airs in January 2013 but you can still watch the episodes from season 1 […]

TV show on air: Finding Stuff Out

Last summer, I spent a day filming an episode of a new science show for kids, called Finding Stuff Out.  This new series, hosted by Harrison Houde on TVO Kids, is a blog-style TV show in which Harrison answers questions he receives from kids on his website with the help of guest scientists.  Next Friday, […]

Focus Group for Undergraduate Guide

You are invited to participate in a Focus Group on the book The Biology Undergraduate Student’s Guide to Success, recently published by Dr. Adam Oliver Brown and Nelson publications. This short manual was written in order to help undergraduate students of Biology to learn, to retain and to communicate their course material. Come to 250 […]

The Nature of Things on air this Thursday!

Over much of 2009-2010, I was involved in the production of an episode of The Nature of Things on the psycho-therapeutic use of the highly potent psychedelic Amazonian plant mixture known as Ayahuasca.  This documentary follows a Vancouver doctor Gabor Mate as he explores the use of this ancient jungle medicine for his skid-row patients […]

Elected as a Director to the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals

This past 13-16th of October, the annual conference for the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals was held in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  These weekends are a carnival of seminars, concerts, networking and parties over 4 days and nights with the Who’s Who of the North American festival scene.  I was involved as a stage hosting MC […]

Video of Keynote talk online now

Last February 2011, I traveled to St. John’s, Newfoundland to give the Keynote Lecture at the Aldrich Interdisciplinary Conference at Memorial University. During this lecture, I spoke on the need for academics to participate actively in the public discourse of science and drew upon some case study failures of scientific communication, including the propagation of pseudo-science […]

Dance show in London, UK

Maple Morris are traveling to the UK next week to put on a stage dance show with Morris Offspring at the Cecil Sharp House in London, followed by a week of performing at the Sidmouth Folk Festival in Devon. Must Come Down With Becky Price, Jackie Oates, Gavin Davenport, Matthew Keegan-Phipps and Debs Newbold A […]

TVI dancing “Steve’s” at Newfane

Here is a nice video of one of my favourite Thames Valley International dances ever, written for our dear friend Steve Adams, who died in WTC1 on 9/11.  It was performed as our show dance at Newfane, VT for the Marlboro Morris Ale in May 2011.