Undergraduate Research Incentive Fund (URIF) awarded

Happy holidays! We're thrilled to have been awarded a University of Windsor Faculty of Science Undergraduate Research Incentive Fund (URIF), which will help us with an undergraduate project already underway. We previously reported having been awarded an Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) grant, which is currently funding an undergraduate-driven research project, Development of a gut-friendly probiotic towards the … Continue reading Undergraduate Research Incentive Fund (URIF) awarded

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Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) grant awarded

We've been awarded a University of Windsor Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) grant, enabling us to further our carrying-out and dissemination of undergraduate-driven research. Jointly adjudicated by the Office of Research and Innovation Services and the Centre for Teaching and Learning, this $2,000 grant will help to defray expenses related to supplies (e.g. labware), knowledge mobilization … Continue reading Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) grant awarded

Andrew earns a spot in Summer Fellows

Andrew Murphy has earned a spot in the Summer Fellows summer research program at Ursinus College. The Summer Fellows program is an 8-week summer research experience that allows rising seniors and juniors to pursue a project under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Summer Fellows then present their work at the Summer Fellows symposium. Andrew is … Continue reading Andrew earns a spot in Summer Fellows

We grew a little bit…

Our research group has grown somewhat this semester! In addition to Jessica McFarland remaining with us- she completed an Introduction to Research (CHEM-291) course last semester and has now moved to Research/Independent Work (CHEM-491W) this semester- four new students have joined our group. Brandon Greyson (Neuroscience), Tyler Lashley (Biology) and Will Loy (Biology) are all sophomores … Continue reading We grew a little bit…

Chris receives teaching grant to design new biophysical lab

Chris has received a small grant from Ursinus College's Teaching and Learning Institute (TLI), known as the Grants for Pedagogical Innovation and Experimentation. These grants are intended to financially support new curricular development (among other things), and so appropriately enough, Chris submitted a proposal entitled: "Biophysical Techniques Lab: Design of laboratory applications to better support … Continue reading Chris receives teaching grant to design new biophysical lab

Chris begins teaching as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Ursinus College

Today marks the first day of classes for the Fall 2016 semester at Ursinus College; it is also the first day that Chris will begin teaching in his new role as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry. In the Fall 2016 semester, he is responsible for teaching three undergraduate courses: Fundamentals of Biochemistry (CHEM-347), … Continue reading Chris begins teaching as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Ursinus College

The Educational Development Centre spotlights Chris’ teaching at Carleton University

Chris was recently interviewed by Emily Cook, a staff writer for the Educational Development Centre (EDC) at Carleton University, following his win of a 2016 Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) Capital Educators' Award. In the interview, they discussed Chris' teaching philosophy, strategies for engaging students in the classroom (especially in the evening!), and the importance … Continue reading The Educational Development Centre spotlights Chris’ teaching at Carleton University

Chris is a 2016 Capital Educators’ Awards winner

Carleton University's winners of the 2016 Capital Educators' Awards. L-R: Dr. Nduka Otiono (Assistant Professor, Institute of African Studies), Dr. Peter Ricketts (Carleton University Provost & Vice-President, Academic), Dr. Christopher Dieni (Contract Instructor, Institute of Biochemistry), Dr. Martin Geiger (Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science). Photo is courtesy of Dr. Otiono. Last night, Chris received one of … Continue reading Chris is a 2016 Capital Educators’ Awards winner

Chris is a finalist for the 2016 Capital Educators’ Award

Recently, Chris was nominated by two of his past students for the 2016 Capital Educators' Award. Following that nomination, he was evaluated alongside other nominees from Carleton University; Carleton would then select their six institutional finalists, who would attend EduGala and potentially receive one of the awards. At the end of last week, Chris received a … Continue reading Chris is a finalist for the 2016 Capital Educators’ Award