I have recently taught within BIOL 121.3 - The Diversity of Life, BIOL 302.3 - Evolutionary Processes, BIOL 350 - Field Course,BIOL 827.3 - Multivariate Methods in Ecology and Evolution, and MATH 125 - Mathematics for the Life Sciences. I am currently teaching within BIOL 410.3 - Current Perspectives in Environmental Biology. Registered students can access course material through PAWS.
For Prospective Undergraduate Project Students: A real benefit of obtaining an undergraduate degree at a research institution, such as the University of Saskatchewan, is the opportunity to be directly involved with the research programs of your instructors. Too often, there is a perceived barrier between the research and teaching activities of professors. Yet, the research being conducted at the university often provides the raw material for the teaching material that shows up in your lectures and textbooks, and often undergraduates were involved in the research! It is my belief, therefore, that any perceived barrier is entirely artificial and undergraduate research experience represents an excellent opportunity to traverse it. There are a number of external (e.g., NSERC USRA) and internal (e.g., UofS and Departmental internship) programs that provide funding for student research and an even higher number of exciting research programs in the Department. Take a look at the Department of Biology Faculty Research Interests webpage for information on these programs. In my group, we often have 4-5 openings on each research project for students interested in pursuing summer fieldwork. I will also supervise 1-2 independent project students during the academic year (e.g., BIOL 480 or 481). These projects can either be based on data you collected during the summer (if you worked on one of the field projects), or could use previously collected data sets. If you have an interest in ecology, evolutionary biology or physiology and are keen to gain fieldwork experience with wildlife populations and/or carry out an research project, please get in touch. Registration for 480/481 will occur during the regular registration period, so make contact prior to the start of the autumn semester. If you are interested in being involved in one of my field research programs, it's best to touch base before Christmas (NSERC USRA deadlines are typically right after the break, and I'll be making decisions on field crews over the winter semester).