Chris has begun a Fall 2014 Contract Instructor appointment in the Institute of Biochemistry at Carleton University. He will be teaching a required 3rd-year biochemistry course, Biophysical Techniques and Applications (BIOC 3202), with his first lecture scheduled for later today.
The appointment follows the completion of Chris’ previous 2-year term as the Margaret and Wallace McCain Postdoctoral Fellow, in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Mount Allison University. Some highlights of Chris’ work over these 2 years include the following:
- 2 existing courses revamped to best align with Chris’ background and skills, and taught to a very positive reception by students;
- A new course, Toxicology, was developed at the request of the Department and the Faculty of Science- with 51 students registered in the course, it was the 3rd-year course with the highest enrolment in either the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry or the Department of Biology in the Fall 2013 semester;
- Nominated for 2 teaching awards:
- 2 outstanding honours undergraduate students supervised:
- 2 peer-reviewed publications, 2 submitted manuscripts (currently under-review), and at least 1 additional manuscript in-preparation have resulted from research efforts over these 2 years;
- Research findings and activities presented at 7 (and counting!) conferences, workshops, or seminars- ranging from local undergraduate research fairs, to invited departmental seminars at nearby universities, to national and international conferences;
- $7,000 secured from an internal research grant;
- A combined $45,000 in research funding earned through collaborative efforts with fellow faculty members, including private funding and an NSERC-Engage grant;
- A combined $1,100 in student travel awards earned by students for attending conferences or workshops;
- Chris was named the inaugural recipient of the Carleton University Alumni Association Young Alumni Achievement Award at the 2nd annual Alumni Leadership Gala in June 2013;
Chris is delighted to undertake the new challenge of teaching at Carleton, and will bring the same dedication and indefatigable effort that he brought to his teaching, research, and mentoring at Mount Allison.