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

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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

“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

Chris interviewed by CBC Radio on ricin toxicity

If you've been keeping up with the daily news headlines as of late, you've probably noticed that the toxin known as ricin has been making a substantial appearance- an Elvis impersonator fromĀ Mississippi has sent US President Barack Obama and others envelopes containing suspected ricin. Chris was interviewed yesterday by Mr. Ian Hamilton of CBC Radio … Continue reading Chris interviewed by CBC Radio on ricin toxicity