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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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Seminar for the Centre for University Teaching

I will be giving a seminar Wednesday morning (Jan. 19) at the University of Ottawa for the Centre of University Teaching, as part of their lecture series on innovative practices in teaching.  I will be talking about the creation of my online French-language glossary of biological terms and related topics.  The lecture will be from […]

Keynote Speaker in Nfld

Next week, I will be traveling to St. John’s, Newfoundland to speak at the Aldrich Interdisciplinary Conference at Memorial University.  I will be participating in a Panel discussion on Public Speaking as well as closing down the conference with a Keynote talk on the role of Communication as the bridge between Academia and Society.  The […]

Nature of Things Episode: Developments

Our episode for The Nature of Things entitled Strange Brew: An End of Addiction is now in the last stages of post-production and will hit the airwaves soon on CBC Television. In the context of making the best documentary possible, we have decided to place greater emphasis on the main characters and storyline as it […]

Green Initiatives Discussions at the OCFF

This past weekend in Ottawa, over 700 musicians and festival organizers met in downtown Ottawa for 4 days of non-stop music, networking and festivities as part of the annual conference for the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals.  I participated in round table discussions with the purpose of sharing information across festival organizational structures in order […]

The Nature of Things

Dr. Brown will be hosting The Nature of Things

I will be hosting North America’s longest standing and most decorated science and nature program in January 2011, with an episode on addictions and the use of the Amazonian psychaedelic brew Ayahuasca in the treatment of addiction patients.  Stay tuned for more information and clips as the show comes closer to the airdate.  We are […]

The 24th annual OCFF conference is coming up!

The Ontario Council of Folk Festivals annual conference is a 4-day long music and networking extravaganza.  Held this year again at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Ottawa from the 14-17th of October, I will be attending this conference as a delegate representing the Ottawa Folk Festival, as well as participating as a panelist in […]

The Friends of Fiddler’s Green vs. Stan Rogers

I grew up spending most of my spare time hanging out backstage at concerts, festivals and camps devoted to folk music and dance throughout the 70s and 80s. This was largely due to my father’s incessant gigging schedule with The Friends of Fiddler’s Green (pictured left in their heyday) and later as a participant myself […]

Back from Europe!

I am just back from 3 weeks in Europe, having gone for an IJAS conference in Provence.  From Aix, I revisited my old stomping grounds in Nice for a weekend and had fantastic jaunts in Paris and London, as well as a great week in Cornwall, on the British Riviera, visiting family.  Check out some […]

Ottawa Folk Fest: Line-up Announced

The initial line-up for this year’s Ottawa Folk Festival was just announced at the media release held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Ottawa this morning.  The festival will be held from the 13-15 of August at Britannia Park and will be hosting the following acts, among several other yet to be announced: The […]

ArtsScene Ottawa: Board of Directors

I have recently joined the Board of Directors for the Ottawa ArtsScene organization, a group dedicated to promoting Ottawa’s vibrant and diverse arts community, as well as bridging the link between the Arts and Business.  Over the course of the calendar year we will be hosting a number of artistic events that will allow you […]