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Summary of Teaching Activities

My main contributions to undergraduate teaching at UBC currently occur in the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology (MICB405: Bioinformatics), for the Faculty of Science (SCIE113:First Year Seminar in Science), in a cross listed course (PATH547/BIOL437/BOTA544/FRST503/PLNT540: Laboratory in Molecular Biology), and in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (ASIC200: Global Issues in the Arts and Sciences). I also lecture in courses from Medical Genetics, Pathology, Food Nutrition and Health, and Biology. Drawing on my experiences with the Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops, I also teach in a wide-variety of professional development workshops and training opportunities for researchers.

Please see below for a summary of my teaching activities:

As Faculty Instructor/Lecturer in Credit Coursesdsc00022

  • MICB 405: Bioinformatics, UBC, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • BIOL437/BOTA544/FRST503/PLNT540: Laboratory in Molecular Biology, UBC 2010
  • SCIE113: First Year Seminar in Science, UBC 2010
  • ASIC 200: Global Issues in the Arts and Sciences, UBC, 2008, 2009 (link)
  • Guest lecturer for FNH436: Integrated Functional Genomics, 2009
  • Guest lecturer for STAT547: Special Topics in Statistics 2009
  • Guest lecturer for FNH439: Laboratory in Integrated Functional Genomics, 2008
  • Guest lecturer for MEDG421: Genetics and Cell Biology of Cancer, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • CHLA/ABSC Continuing Education Course 2006
  • Guest lecturer in LIBR534: Health Information Sources and Services, UBC, 2006
  • Guest lectures in FOOD527: Special Topics in Food Sciences, UBC, 2005

As Faculty Instructor/Facilitator in Professional Workshops and Conferences

  • LABORATORY BIOINFORMATICS, Professional Development Workshop, May 2010(link)
  • Fuel Cell Cars – Hands-on Teaching Tools for the Classroom, Mitchell Odyssey Foundation Wild About Science Symposia ’09, Richmond, BC 2009 (link)
  • Advanced Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics Workshop, West African Biotechnology Workshop Series, Aug 3-14, 2009, Ibadan University, Ibadan, Nigeria. (link)
  • Tools for Bringing Bioinformatics into Your Undergraduate Classrooms, Invited Presentation, 16th Annual ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators, May 28-31, 2009, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO (link)
  • LABORATORY BIOINFORMATICS, Professional Development Workshop, February 2009(link)
  • Michael Smith Laboratories, Engaging Science & Genome BC Partner to Support High School Teachers, Keynote + Featured Workshop, Mitchell Odyssey Foundation Wild About Science Symposia ’08, Richmond, BC, 2008 (link)
  • “It’s Your Experiment” 2008 MSL Teacher Conference (link)
  • RE-IMAGINING BIOLOGY: Science, Technology, and the Human Genome, Featured Session, Catalyst 2008 Conference, BC Science Teachers’ Association, Kelowna, BC, 2008 (link)
  • BASIC BIOINFORMATICS, Professional Development Workshop, February 2008 (link)
  • Platforms for Bioinformatics: Enabling Genetic Discovery, Invited Speaker, Department of Medical Genetics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB,, March 28th, 2007
  • Bionformatics Bootcamp, Advanced Research Training Workshop, September & October 2007 (link)
  • Applied Workshops in Bioinformatics, UBC, 2004, 2005
  • Canadian Bioinformatics Workshop Series – Bioinformatics Workshops, February 2006, February 2005, February 2004, February 2003, May 2003, February 2002 (link)

As Teaching Assistant

  • Canadian Bioinformatics Workshop Series, Bioinformatics and Proteomics Workshops, April 2002, May 2001, August 2000
  • PBL section Tutor, Medical School, UBC, 1999
  • Biol 334: Basic Genetics, UBC, 1998 -1999

As Coach

  • Steveston Athletic Association, Board Member, Bike Leader, 2010
  • National Junior Team, Racewalk Coach, Athletics Canada, 1999, 2000
  • Racewalk West, Head Coach, 1995 – 2001
  • Joints in Motion Marathon Team, Walking Coach, 2000

This page was last updated in June 2010

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