Category Archives: Teaching

Blog Roundtable: Graduate School! via Mr Epidemiology

Thinking about pursuing grad school? Not sure what to expect? Or already in grad school and feeling a little lost? Over the next several weeks, I am participating in a blog roundtable on graduate school, coordinated by my friend and … Continue reading

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What is healthy? Learning through blogging

One of my favourite things as a teacher is to watch a student’s understanding and skills evolve. In a 4th year course on obesity which I co-teach with my PhD supervisor, Dr. Diane Finegood, we use a class blog to … Continue reading

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How do you challenge students to solve complex problems?

How do you help a class of undergraduate students learn that obesity is a complex problem that cannot be solved with the simple message of “eat less, move more”? Previously I blogged about a class experiment I used to illustrate … Continue reading

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Health Halos: A Class Experiment

I’m currently co-teaching an upper level university course on obesity with my Ph.D. supervisor, Dr. Diane Finegood, and recently gave a lecture exploring topics related to food consumption (the course is modeled around the clusters and variables of the Foresight … Continue reading

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