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Thursday, June 19 • 8:45am - 10:00am
Plenary II: Bringing the joy of discovery into our classrooms: Blending research and teaching

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Over recent years, growing tensions in colleges and universities seem to be arising over the apparently competing goals of research and teaching. Research is exciting and the results of research programs can change the world. The same is true for teaching. There are no reasons for accepting that such tensions should exist, although clearly both good research and good teaching require considerable effort and time. This presentation explores how research experiences can enhance our teaching programs, and vice versa. It also proposes some practical ways that research can be more effectively blended into our university curriculum, despite financial and logistical challenges.

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John P. Smol

Queen's University
John Smol is a biology professor at Queen’s University, where he also holds the Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change. Dr. Smol founded and co-directs the Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Lab (PEARL), a group of over 30 students and other scientists dedicated to the study of long-term global environmental change, and especially as it relates to lake ecosystems. An ISI Highly Cited Researcher, Smol has authored... Read More →


Thursday June 19, 2014 8:45am - 10:00am
Duncan McArthur Hall, Auditorium 511 Union Street Queen's University Kingston ON Canada