I love to teach through hands-on and experiential learning. I particularly enjoy challenging students to think critically, and to become skilled statistical analysts and writers.
Biology 310, Biodiversity and Ecosystems. We use a mix of lecture, discussion, and field work (sometimes) to learn about quantifying biodiversity across scales and facets, understanding community assembly, and connecting biodiversity to ecosystem function.
Biology 215, Introduction to Ecology and Evolution. In this core course I teach a section focussed on fundamental concepts in ecology, and we touch modern questions and approaches, and challenge students to interpret primary data through writing and discussion.
Biology 651, Skills in Data Synthesis Science. This is a bundled course of training modules offered by the NSERC CREATE Living Data Project. I co-teach the Synthesis Statistics module and coordinate this course for McGill students.
Biology 603 Organismal Biology Research and Professional Skills. This is our core 1.5-credit course for all graduate students in the Conservation, Ecology, Evolution, and Behaviour stream in Biology at McGill. 2022 was our inaugural year! Student present their thesis research through written and oral presentations, give and receive feedback, and build a community to provide strength in their graduate programs.
FSCI 198: The Climate Crisis and Climate Actions. This is a 100-level course for all McGill students. This course introduces students to a wide range of knowledge and experiences of the climate crisis. The overarching goal is to provide students with opportunities to learn the skills necessary for individual and collective actions to address climate change. These skills include critical reading and thinking, cross-disciplinary dialogue, reflection, teamwork, and collaboration with peers.
Invertebrate Biology, 300-level Undergraduate course, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University.
Marine Evolution Under Climate Change, Graduate course, Centre for Marine Evolutionary Biology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.