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
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 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
Chris is honoured and ecstatic to officially accept a nomination for a Mount Allison Students' Union (MASU) Excellence in Teaching Award. He was informed of the nomination midday on Monday, April 15th, and is currently gathering supporting documents and additional materials for the next phase of deliberations. Thank you to MASU, and especially the students … Continue reading Chris officially accepts MASU Excellence in Teaching Award nomination
Last semester (Fall 2012), Chris taught at Mount Allison University a 4th-year biochemistry course called Immunochemistry (BIOC 4011). 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, and … Continue reading The results are in!
When you're the Margaret and Wallace McCain Postdoctoral Fellow at Mount Allison University- the Maclean's-ranked top primarily-undergraduate university in Canada- teaching, in addition to research, is a huge part of the job. To see what Chris has been up to with regards to his teaching duties, have a look at the newly-created Teaching section of this … Continue reading What’s cooking in the classroom?
... and with that final class, the Fall 2012 semester's edition of Immunochemistry (BIOC 4011) at Mount Allison University has come to an end! Immunochemistry is a course that explores various facets of immunology at the biochemical, molecular, cellular, and even systemic levels, with an emphasis on the biochemical. This semester, the course was essentially … Continue reading “Immunochemistry” comes to an end
One of the most important tenets for those of us in academia, is that education needs to be a top priority. Many would argue, in fact, that it needs to be the top priority! Every so often, however, circumstances arise that can change our perspective. A unique situation arose for Chris within the past week... … Continue reading Learning to bend
For Mount Allison students who are digitally inclined and enjoy social media, there are new social media outlets for an upcoming 4th-year Biochemistry course; Immunochemistry (BIOC 4011) now has a Twitter feed and a Facebook page, where students can keep up-to-date with course notes, exam dates, and other useful information.