Biography

I am a Lecturer in the Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics department at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. I received my PhD in Physics from the Reinsberg lab in 2019 where among other things, I developed a new MRI technique to assess the oxygenation status of tumours using independent component analysis (ICA). During my PhD I got interested in data science, learning analytics, and science communication and that led me to learn more about statistical techniques such as ICA, and data visualization using interactive dashboards.

Interests
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Tumour biology and physics
  • Data visualization and science communication
  • Learning analytics
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Education
  • PhD in Medical Physics, 2019

    University of British Columbia

  • MSc in Medical Biophysics, 2012

    University of Toronto

  • BSc in Biophysics, 2009

    University of British Columbia

Research Interests

Learning Technologies

Use of learning technologies to enhance teaching and learning.

Active Learning

A learning method that de-emphasizes didactic teaching and actively engages students with material via problem solving, case studies, role plays and other methods.

Learning Analytics

Extracting trends from learner data using analytical tools to improve learning.

Equity in STEM

Developing and implementing methods of inclusive teaching to reduce systemic inequities in STEM education.

Visualizations

Representing data using effective graphs, plots, and other special visualizations.

Alternative Grading

Challenging the systems and structures associated with traditional grading in higher education.

Notable

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2022 UBCO Teaching Excellence & Innovation Award
This award “recognizes exemplary role models who make a significant impact on the culture of teaching and learning on our campus” and requires nominations as well as letters of reference from faculty members and students.
2021 UBCO SUO Open Education Resource Champion
This award is by nomination from students and is administered by the UBC SUO. An open education champion is an individual who has made a significant contribution to the use of open educational resources (OER) at UBC Okanagan.

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
UBC Okanagan
Lecturer (CMPS)
Jun 2020 – Present Kelowna, BC

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching Physics, Computer Science, and Data Science
  • Educational Leadership (Open Problem Bank, Alternative Grading)
  • Service (Equity and Inclusion Committee, TA hiring and Training)
 
 
 
 
 
UBC
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow (Statistics)
Aug 2019 – Jun 2020 Vancouver
Taught several courses in the Master of Data Science graduate program.

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