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 […]
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 […]
Another segment from the upcoming television series ‘Love Nature’ about animal behaviour is available for viewing. In this portion, we are discussing the evolution of helping behaviour in honey bees.
Over the past year I have produced a number of videos with students of science at uOttawa and Production Maverix that showcase the sustainability initiatives at the University of Ottawa. These projects are meant in part to offer science students the opportunity to develop skills related to the media production of science communications, as well […]
Last summer, I produced and directed a short science education video with Jason Gencher a student at McGill, in collaboration with Production Maverix and Dr. Joe Schwarcz at McGill’s Office for Science and Society. It is based on some of the experiences that Jason had during his internship at Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency. Have […]
Over the past 8 years or so, I have developed a pedagogical approach to teaching and learning of scientific terminology to accompany the instruction of a course that I teach at uOttawa on an introduction to animal form and function. One of the great challenges to students is in the requirement to learn entire lexicons […]
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 […]
Maintenant disponible comme livre, imprimé par Nelson Publishing en version révisée.
Now available in paperback format from Nelson Publishing. Get your copy in English or in French at the University of Ottawa Bookstore!
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 […]