"In nature, nothing exists alone" Rachel Carson
"In nature, nothing exists alone" Rachel Carson

Teaching Experience

Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology, University of Otago

     02/2016-05/2017

     Assisting small student groups with group project development, lab work, and analysis

 

Co-advisor of Honours Student, University of Manitoba

 09/2014-05/2015

 

Oak Hammock Marsh Nature Interpreter, Oak Hammock Marsh
09/2013-12/2013
Giving wetland presentations to public visitors (including marsh walks, canoe adventures, slide presentations, interpretive centre tours, migration talks, etc.), delivering various wetland education programs to school groups (K-12), Animal Care, Office Assistance as requested

 

Guest Lecturer for Upward Bound, Avila University
06/24/2013-06/28/2013
Giving lectures in Adventure Science (Day in the Life of a Scientist), Biology (Scientific Method), and Chemistry (Stable Isotopes)

 

Boreal Ecology Teaching Assistant, University of Manitoba, Supervisor: Dr. J. Roth
01/2013-04/2013
Evaluating reading reports (critical review of relevant peer reviewed paper)

 

Special Presentation on Methods in Mammalogy in Biology of Mammals, University of Manitoba
12/2011; 11/2012
Overview on different research methods in mammalogy, including measuring small mammal abundance, necropsy, and fox den monitoring

 

Guest Lab Instructor (Mammal dentition and dental formula) in Biology of Mammals, University of Manitoba
09/2011
Overview on mammalian dentition, including different types of teeth and the dental formula

 

Introductory Parasitology Teaching Assistant, University of Manitoba, Supervisor: Dr. L. Graham
01/2011-04/2011; 01/2012-04/2012
Setting up for labs, Answering questions on laboratory material (diversity, anatomy, life history of multiple parasitic phyla), assisting with necropsy of frog, birds, and rats, composing and setting up laboratory exam questions, marking laboratory exams

 

The Invertebrates Teaching Assistant, University of Manitoba, Supervisors: Dr. J Stacey
09/2010-12/2010; 09/2011-12/2011
Answering questions on laboratory material (general anatomy, physiology, and life history of multiple invertebrate phyla), leading lab reviews at the end of each laboratory, composing and setting up laboratory exam questions and marking laboratory exams

 

Invigilator, English Language Centre, University of Manitoba, Supervisor: R. Iwabuchi
09/2010;
Supervising and answering questions of international students writing an English language placement exam

 

Biology 1: Principles and Themes Teaching Assistant, University of Manitoba, Supervisor: M. Shaw
09/2009-12/2009
Leading first year biology laboratories, answering questions, leading reviews, and invigilating the midterm examination

 

Wetland Interpreter, Wetland Center of Excellence Programme, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Supervisor: Dr. R. Wishart, R. Adamson
2005-2006
Leading groups of Grade 4 students in an introduction to wetlands, their importance and function in the environment which included the use of demonstration games. Lead students on a nature walk and to a wetland for critter dipping. Responsible for coarse identification of organisms and major wetland fauna.

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