The Centennial State

We've moved (yes, again)! It seems like we had only just arrived at the University of Windsor -- but, for context, it had actually been about a year-and-a-half (January 2018 through June 2019), and much was accomplished during that time. We won several internal research awards for supporting undergraduate research, such as an Undergraduate Research … Continue reading The Centennial State

Our mentee Callum Yoker wins big at Canada-Wide Science Fair

We at LEoPARD are effusively proud of our young mentee, Callum Yoker! Callum is a 13 year-old student at Tecumseh Vista Academy, who in late-March participated in the Windsor Regional Science, Technology, and Engineering Fair, and won the St-Clair College CWSF Grand Prize. By way of this award, he was selected to represent the Windsor … Continue reading Our mentee Callum Yoker wins big at Canada-Wide Science Fair

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

Chris humbly accepts nomination for 2016 Capital Educators’ Award

Chris has been nominated for a 2016 Capital Educators' Award, an award that recognizes excellence in teaching, across the entire educational spectrum from elementary to post-secondary, within Canada's National Capital Region. The nomination was confirmed today by a letter from Dr. Joy Mighty, Associate Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) at Carleton University. Chris' nominators for the 2016 Capital … Continue reading Chris humbly accepts nomination for 2016 Capital Educators’ Award