|Career Success: Caroline Burgess||profile page|
|McMaster Outreach: Sara Cormier||profile page|
|Perimeter Institute: Greg Dick||profile page|
|Trent University: Aaron Slepkov||profile page|
|U of Guelph Physics: Dr. Ernie McFarland||profile page|
|U of Toronto Electrical Engineering: Dr. Ali Sheikholeslami||profile page|
|U of Toronto Electrical Engineering: Dr. Micah Stickel||profile page|
|U of Toronto Physics: Jason Harlow||profile page|
|U of Toronto Physics: David Harrison||profile page|
|U of Toronto Physics: Andrew Meyertholen|
|U of Toronto Physics: Sabine Stanley||profile page|
|U of Waterloo: Richard Epp||profile page|
|Wilfrid Laurier University: Dr. Shohini Ghose||profile page|
|Wilfrid Laurier University: Hasan Shodiev|
|York University: Sampa Bhadra||profile page|
Caroline Burgess has a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters degree in Education. An educator for over 25 years, she has taught Science and Math at all levels from primary school to college. In her current position as Outreach Coordinator for the Departments of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Mathematics & Statistics and Physics & Astronomy at McMaster University, she encourages dialogue between high school teachers and university instructors through regular meetings, and invites teachers to bring their classes on campus for interactive activities including hands-on labs and demos. The excellence of McMaster’s Physics Outreach program has been recognized by NSERC through a PromoScience grant which has allowed the program to extend its reach through two web-based “concept contests” – a Physics@Mac Video Contest aimed at students in Grade 9 and 10 Science and a Physics@Mac Online Contest aimed at students in Grade 11 and 12 Physics.
Sara Cormier has a B.Sc. in Honours Physics and a M.Sc. in Experimental Polymer Physics. In her current position as Outreach Coordinator for Physics and Astronomy at McMaster University she has been able to focus on promoting physics and physics education to students of all levels.
Greg Dick is the Director of Educational Outreach at the Perimeter Institute.
Ernie McFarland, a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics at the University of Guelph, is widely known and admired for being able to make physics exciting and understandable. The Founding President of the Ontario Association of Physics Teachers, Prof. McFarland has written physics texts and articles in journals such as the American Journal of Physics and The Physics Teacher. In 1987, he was awarded a 3M Teaching Fellowship, the highest award for teaching at the University level in Canada. In 1997 he was the recipient of the Canadian Association of Physicists' Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
Ali Sheikholeslami (S'98-M'99-SM'02) received the B.Sc. degree from Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, in 1990 and the M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, in 1994 and 1999, respectively, all in electrical and computer engineering. In 1999, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2004 and to the rank of full professor in 2010.
Dr. Sheikholeslami has received the Best Professor of the Year Award four times (in 2000, 2002, 2005, and 2007) by the popular vote of the undergraduate students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto. He received the 2005-2006 Early Career Teaching Award and the 2010 Faculty Teaching Award, both from the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto, in "Recognition of Superb Accomplishment in Teaching".
Micah Stickel’s love of physics began with the exceptional teachings of Mr. Stock and Ms. Ness at Humberside Collegiate Institute in the west end of Toronto. Since then he has gone on to study electrical and computer engineering at the University of Toronto, receiving his PhD degree in 2006. In 2007 he joined the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Toronto as a lecturer. He has taught the second-year Electric and Magnetic Fields course numerous times and strives to bring the engineering realities into the classroom through demonstrations and discussions of current engineering developments of electricity and magnetism.
Jason Harlow completed his undergraduate degree in Physics at the University of Toronto in 1993, and a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Penn State University in 2000. He spent several years teaching undergraduate physics and astronomy courses at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, before returning to U of T. Jason is now a Senior Lecturer in the Physics Department at U of T, which is part of the Teaching Stream Faculty. His main area of interest these days is in Physics Education Research, and how to best help students learn.
David M. Harrison is a Senior Lecturer Emeritus in the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto. He has long advocated for reformed pedagogy based on research based evidence. He has won the Canadian Association of Physicists Medal for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Physics, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations Award for Outstanding Contributions to University Teaching, and also the University of Toronto Faculty of Arts and Science Dean's Excellence Award 5 times.
Richard Epp has a Masters degree in engineering and a PhD in theoretical physics, and is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the entire spectrum of physics—from curiosity-driven research at the frontiers of knowledge, to the applied physics of how a cell phone works. He has extensive outreach experience, having originated many of Perimeter Institute’s outreach initiatives, and immensely enjoys introducing people of all ages to the mysteries and wonders of our amazing universe.
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