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June 23, 2018

Yesterday, while walking amongst the trees of the Boisé du Portage, I happened upon the edge of la rivière Magog. Perhaps one hundred feet away, in the middle of the river, stood the small wooded island known as Îlots de la Scaswan. It was there that I spotted the spec...

June 21, 2018

This summer I co-led KPU's 2018 Amazon Field School in the rainforest on the Colombian/Peruvian border.  We deliberately tried to synchronize our activity rhythms with Nature's rhythms: waking up to first light, eating together outdoors, decoupling from the Internet, s...

April 20, 2018

My recently published study "investigates the perceptions, use, and course performance of Canadian post-secondary students assigned a commercial or open textbook in either print or digital format. Results show that students using the print format of the open textbook p...

January 2, 2018

In May 2017, I served as an educator/guide for 14 Canadian students participating in Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Interdisciplinary Amazon Field School in Colombia. A recurring course theme was “Nature as Teacher,” where the complex relationships and subtle patter...

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