Royal Ontario Museum Palaeohistology Workshop
Since 2016, I have participated in the development, organization, and teaching of this yearly workshop. In 2019, I led the organization of the workshop alongside Jade Simon and Bryan Gee. This includes giving lectures and facilitating hands-on training of thin section preparation. I have lectured on bone biology and applications of fossil and Recent bone histology, and have also facilitated sessions on tissue type identification and hands-on thin section preparation.
Diversity of Mammals (EEB388H1, Fall 2019 & 2021)
I have had the pleasure of being a course instructor for the Diversity of Mammals (EEB388) course in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto. It has been a very rewarding experience and has provided a great opportunity for me to build on my experience as a teaching assistant for the course.
As a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toronto, I have the opportunity to work as a teaching assistant for undergraduate courses in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Diversity of Mammals (EEB388H1, Fall 2015/16/17/18)
This course teaches the natural history, morphology, classification, evolutionary relationships, reproduction, biogeography, and conservation of mammals. As a teaching assistant, I mainly work with students in the laboratory portion of the course, which deals with the identification of major mammalian characteristics, identification of all mammals to the ordinal level, identification of Ontario mammals to the family or specific level, and facilitating an understanding of functional morphology and convergence.
Vertebrate Palaeontology (EEB390, Winter 2018/19/20/21)
I work with students in the laboratory portion of this course to familiarise them with major clades of fossil vertebrates as well as important evolutionary transitions. My role as teaching assistant is to help students identify characteristics of major fossil vertebrate clades; facilitate tours of the Royal Ontario Museum’s galleries, collections, and lab space; and manage course content on the course website hosted by Blackboard/Canvas.
From Genomes to Ecosystems in a Changing World (BIO220H1, Winter 2016/17)
As a second-year introductory course in ecology and evolutionary biology, this class deals with the dynamics of biological change on various scales, from genome- to ecosystem-level. Such changes include disease, ageing, sexual conflict, and global climate change. As a teaching assistant, I facilitate the laboratory portion of this class, which teaches students about critical thinking in science, running long-term experiments, and analyzing results.
In 2017 and 2018, I have participated as a mentor for two new graduate students in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. As a mentor, I help acquaint new students with the University of Toronto and act as a point of contact should they have any issues or need advice. I’ve found that the connections built through this programme tend to last!