How to Succeed (and Fail) at Interdisciplinary Research

On May 3, 2018 I gave an invited talk at the 9th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference at UOIT. The topic of my talk was “How to Succeed (and Fail) at Interdisciplinary Research.” Interdisciplinary research is defined as research that involves multiple areas of knowledge and expertise. As graduate students, researchers are often trained toContinue reading “How to Succeed (and Fail) at Interdisciplinary Research”

Recording Programming Activities in the Classroom

Background Before I detail how I video record in-class programming activities I want to provide some context. I’ve been teaching introductory programming courses for close to 10 years and  most recently I instructed a first-year first-semester course called CSCI 1060U: Programming Workshop I. My general philosophy on teaching programming is based on two simple rules: LearningContinue reading “Recording Programming Activities in the Classroom”

Top Reasons to Study Computer Science at UOIT

[Undergraduate Edition] 5 years ago I wrote a blog post titled┬áTop 4 Reasons to Study Computer Science at UOIT. Since then a lot has changed and I thought it was time to write an updated post! I have participated in UOIT recruitment events for the past 10 years and I have answered a lot ofContinue reading “Top Reasons to Study Computer Science at UOIT”

Using Slack in the Classroom

This semester I decided to try using Slack as an alternative communication channel in an upper-year university course that I teach. I’d already been using Slack in my research lab and I was familiar with the features and I thought it might translate well to the university class setting. The one disclaimer I would offer to anybody considering using Slack isContinue reading “Using Slack in the Classroom”