I have always enjoyed teaching. In fact, I planned to be a teacher, but during my undergraduate degree I discovered Paleolimnology and decided that I had to include both research and teaching in my future! I have a Bachelor of Education from Queen's University and a great deal of teaching experience. I believe it is critical to engage students by asking questions that enliven their curiosity. In teaching Physical Geography, I also feel that it is critical to allow students to observe first-hand the earth and natural systems. My teaching philosophy is based on experimental education (i.e., "hands-on" learning), so in all my teaching I include field trips (sometimes virtual), laboratory exercises and/or case studies. In he field I tech students how to make observations that test hypotheses that they have developed beforehand. Along these lines, I make my ongoing research accessible to my students in aspects of my research.
Geography 3350a/b Environmental Change
Geography 3352a/b Paleolimnology & Global Environmental Change
Geography 9104 Environmental Change
Geography 9216 Paleolimnology
Environment and Sustainability 9410 (Master's) & 9420 (PhD) Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Seminar Series
Environment and Sustainability 9503 Environmental Change