Q&A on teaching with Leah Martin-Visscher, MCIC

CELEBRATE

Leah Martin-Visscher is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at The King’s University, Edmonton and the 2021 winner of the Margaret-Ann Armour Award for Early Career Chemistry Education. Her research with undergraduates explores the use of bacteriophages and antimicrobial peptides for food preservation. CIC News recently asked Martin-Visscher to share some insights from the classroom.

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CSPC 2020: The social contract

COMMUNITY

In 2020 David Schlachter, a chemical engineering graduate student at Polytechnique Montréal, attended the  Canadian Science Policy Conference on behalf of the CIC. At the conference David attended a panel discussion on the social contract between science and the public, and he has shared the highlights of this panel discussion.

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Q&A on teaching with Mark Workentin, FCIC

EDUCATION

Mark Workentin, FCIC, is a professor of chemistry at Western University who is lauded for his entertaining and rigorous organic chemistry classes. He is a multi award-winning university teacher with honours including the OCUFA Excellence in Teaching Award and Western’s Pleva and Marilyn Robinson Awards. CIC NEWS recently asked Workentin to share some insights from his years behind the lectern. (Although he says he rarely stands at the lectern).

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Solving SOUSCC

An office she could not visit, packed full of material for a conference that was not to be — this is one of the lingering memories Stefania Impellizzeri will have of the COVID-19 pandemic. This spring the virus brought an abrupt end to physical gatherings around the world, including an undergraduate conference that she and...

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So, now what? The perspectives of a “laboratory-less” chemistry graduate student amid the COVID-19 outbreak

CIC STUDENTS

On March 11th of 2020, the World Health Organization declared a pandemic across the world due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Weirdly enough, just like in those horrible “end-of-the-world” or “I-will-close-my-eyes-because-I-cannot-watch-that-much-blood” zombie movies, a deadly disease started to rapidly spread everywhere in the world and completely changed the way we live. My own...

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Turning difficulty into opportunity

CIC STUDENTS

Last fall I reflected about the world that PhD students like me are facing, based on the insights of speakers at the Emerging Leaders in Chemical Engineering plenary session. I came to the conclusion that it is essential to explore different opportunities outside the lab for building a rewarding research career. That was last October,...

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Wondering how you can best support students during COVID-19? Ask us.

CIC STUDENTS

How can you best support students during the COVID-19 pandemic? During these unprecedented past few weeks, I have seen this question posed in multiple places, including research meetings, online literature discussions, and social media. The crisis has prompted conversations about teaching and learning among chemistry educators at all levels of expertise, and individuals have jumped...

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