Pandemic teaching – take two

EDUCATION

With Canada in the midst of a second wave of COVID-19, faculty are breathing a sigh of relief that at least they won’t be asked to navigate a second sudden shift to online instruction. That experience back in March 2020 was dubbed ‘pandemic pedagogy,’  ‘emergency remote teaching,’ or ‘hell’ depending on who you talked to....

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Networking instrumentation for remote access

EDUCATION

When I was younger, I remember visiting a friend whose parents were talking about how their work environment was changing. Their office had only just started using a new form of inter-departmental messages, called e-mail, instead of sending handwritten notes through the intra-office mail. The consequence of this transition was that everyone was required to...

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Making new educational connections on line

EDUCATION

During my undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser University, I took Japanese as an elective. The course was offered as either an on-campus version or by distance education. That semester I was taking several chemistry classes with associated labs, so I decided to take advantage of the scheduling flexibility that distance education offered even though I...

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Getting the dope on diamonds

MATERIALS
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Despite their close proximity in the periodic table, silicon and diamond might seem to occupy very different niches within the hierarchy of valuable materials.

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