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.
Courses I currently teach:
Faculty of Sciences FSCI 198 Climate Crisis and Climate Actions
FSCI 198 is a brand-new course, several semesters in the preparation, that introduces students to the wide range of knowledge and experiences of the climate crisis. Through this course, we aim to provide students with opportunities to learn the skills necessary for individual and collective actions to address the climate crisis. These skills include critical reading and thinking, cross-disciplinary dialogue, reflection, teamwork, and collaboration with peers.
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Biology 215, Introduction to Ecology and Evolution. I co-teach this course with colleagues at McGill. My section focusses on fundamental concepts in ecology, studying a few modern questions and approaches, and I challenge students to interpret primary data through writing, interpretation of data, and discussion.
Biology 651, Skills in Data Synthesis Science. This is a bundled course of three training modules offered by the NSERC CREATE Living Data Project. I co-teach the Synthesis Statistics module.
Courses I sometime teach:
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.
Biology 310, Biodiversity and Ecosystems. I co-taught this course with wonderful colleagues in the department of Biology at McGill. 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.
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.