Chris begins teaching at Algonquin College

Chris has begun an appointment as Professor (Part-Time) for the Winter 2015 semester, in the School of Advanced Technology at Algonquin College. He is teaching two¬†required courses for the "Biotechnology - Advanced" program: Biochemistry II Laboratory (BCH2402) Pharmacology and Nutraceuticals (BCH3404) The appointment follows a successful Contract Instructorship at Carleton University over the Fall 2014 … Continue reading Chris begins teaching at Algonquin College

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Chris begins teaching at Carleton University

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 … Continue reading Chris begins teaching at Carleton University

Our 2014 Honours Students convocate!

Today was a very bittersweet day for the Dieni Research Group. While we have been, are, and always will be extremely proud of our two honours students- Patrick Gormley and Neal Callaghan- they are, in fact, no longer our students at all. May 12th, 2014, marked Mount Allison University's 151st convocation. It also marked the … Continue reading Our 2014 Honours Students convocate!

Chris receives nomination for 2014 J.E.A. Crake Teaching Award

Chris has just been informed that he has been nominated for the 2014 J.E.A. Crake Teaching Award in the Faculty of Science at Mount Allison University. Up to three awards are offered each year, one for each faculty: Science, Arts, and Social Sciences. The 2013 J.E.A. Crake Teaching Award in the Faculty of Science was … Continue reading Chris receives nomination for 2014 J.E.A. Crake Teaching Award

Chris and Neal present at the 2013 Association of Atlantic Universities Teaching Showcase

On Saturday, October 26th, the 2013 Association of Atlantic Universities Teaching Showcase was hosted at Mount Allison University. The theme of this year's showcase was "Assessment: teaching, learning, and quality." One of the sub-themes was "Making assessment part of learning, not apart from it," and it was under this sub-theme that Chris delivered a 25-minute … Continue reading Chris and Neal present at the 2013 Association of Atlantic Universities Teaching Showcase

Chris speaks as a panelist at the Carleton Science Student-Alumni Mixer

Chris recently participated at the Science Student-Alumni Mixer as part of Carleton University's Faculty of Science 50th Anniversary celebration. The Mixer was held on the evening of Thursday, September 19th at 7:00 pm. A formal panel ran from 7:30-9:00 pm, with questions being asked to each of the panelists about their history, how they got … Continue reading Chris speaks as a panelist at the Carleton Science Student-Alumni Mixer

2013 Association of Atlantic Universities Teaching Showcase

Chris, Neal Callaghan, and another 4th-year Honours Biochemistry student, Alex Whynot, have just had their abstract accepted allowing them to present a pedagogical seminar at the 2013 Association of Atlantic Universities Teaching Showcase. The Showcase is an annual event at which instructors and students share and learn about new approaches in teaching excellence. This year's … Continue reading 2013 Association of Atlantic Universities Teaching Showcase

“Sola dosis facit venenum”

This week marks the beginning of a new undergraduate biochemistry course at Mount Allison University: Toxicology (BIOC 3991 A). Toxicology was designed by Christopher Dieni, and Fall 2013 is its first instance of being taught at Mount Allison. The course investigates the biochemical and physiological mechanisms of toxicity in animals, up to and including humans. … Continue reading “Sola dosis facit venenum”

Chris interviewed by CHMA 106.9 FM

Chris was interviewed today by the local radio station at Mount Allison University, CHMA 106.9 FM. Summer Events Producer David White sat down with Chris and spoke about his role as the Margaret and Wallace McCain Postdoctoral Fellow, his research and teaching activities, and- of particular interest- the upcoming special topics course being developed by … Continue reading Chris interviewed by CHMA 106.9 FM

Student evaluations of teaching for Signal Transduction are in

Last semester (Winter 2013), Chris taught at Mount Allison University a 4th-year biochemistry course called Signal Transduction (BIOC 4031). As with all courses at Mount Allison, and many other universities, students marked the end of the semester by evaluating the course, and the instructor himself. These evaluations have recently been tabulated and returned to Chris, … Continue reading Student evaluations of teaching for Signal Transduction are in