Alison Flynn

Associate Professor, Tenured

education

Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Ottawa, Canada, 2007

B.Sc.H., Chemistry, Queen’s University, Canada, 2001

Employment history

2015                 Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa

2007 – 2015     Science Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa

2006 – 2007     Part-time Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa

2007                 Instructor, Department of Chemistry, Cégep de l’Outaouais

2002 – 2005     Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa

2002                 English as a second language (ESL) teacher, Kathmandu, Nepal

Awards

  • 3M National Teaching Fellow, 2017

  • Chair in University Teaching, University of Ottawa, 2016–2019

  • Excellence in Education Award, University of Ottawa, 2012–2013

  • Award of Excellence, Instructional Design & Learning, CNIE, 2013

  • Excellence in Education Award, Faculty of Science, 2012-2013

  • Desire2Learn Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning, 2012

  • Capital Educators’ Award finalist, 2012

  • Science Students’ Association: Professor of the Year, 2008

leadership 

  • Director, Canadian Society for Chemistry Accreditation Committee (2017–2020)

  • Board of Directors: Canadian Society for Chemistry (2017–2020)

  • Editorial Advisory Board: Chemistry Education: Research and Practice (2017–2020)

  • Editorial Advisory Committee: Journal of Chemical Education (2017–2020)

  • uOttawa Chemistry Department Awards Committee (2017–present)

  • Board of Directors: eCampusOntario (Ontario Online Learning Consortium), eCampusOntario.ca (2015–2018)

    • Finance and Audit Committee. An eCampusOntario Board of Directors’ committee (2016–2018).

    • eCampusOntario working group: 2016 Call for Proposals criteria development.

  • American Chemical Society: International Activities Committee (2015–2018)

  • Canadian Society for Chemistry Accreditation Committee (2014–2017)

  • Advisory Committee of the uOttawa Ombudsperson (2012–2019)

  • Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum Committee (2012–present)

  • Teaching Assistant Award committee (2012–present)

  • Science Preparatory Workshop Organizer (2011–2016)

  • STLHE conference session chair (2011)

  • International Year of Chemistry (2011), uOttawa organizing committee.

  • ACFAS Session organizer 2009 (Sciences de la vie).

  • Chemistry Teachers’ Partnership Conference 2008.

Publications

  1. Flynn, A. B. “Reimaging organic chemistry curricula” Book Chapter in Research into Practice in Chemistry Education - Selected Contributions from the 25thIUPAC International Conference on Chemistry Education 2018. Springer. Invited contribution. In preparation

  2. Bodé, N. & Flynn, A. B. “Causal explanations when deciding the plausibility of organic reaction mechanisms: completeness, relevance of identified features, and concept linking” Submitted. Manuscript ID: ed-2018-00719t.

  3. Bongers, A. & Flynn, A. B. “Effects of electron-pushing formalism and animated reaction representations on students’ working mental models” Submitted. Manuscript ID: RP-ART-09-2018-000224

  4. Galloway, K. R.; Leung, M. W.; & Flynn, A. B. “Patterns of Mechanisms: A card sort task to investigate students’ organization of organic chemistry reactions” Chem. Educ. Res. Pract. 2018, Advance Article. DOI: 10.1039/C8RP00120K.

  5. Webber, D.; & Flynn A. B. “How Are Students Solving Familiar and Unfamiliar Organic Chemistry Mechanism Questions in a New Curriculum?” J. Chem. Educ., 2018, A.S.A.P, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.8b00158.

  6. Visser, R. & Flynn, A. B. “What are students’ learning and experiences in an online learning tool designed for cognitive and metacognitive skill development?”Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching (CELT). 2018, 11, 129–140. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22329/celt.v11i0.5039.

  7. Galloway, K. R.; Leung, M. W.; & Flynn, A. B. “A comparison of how undergraduates, graduate students, and professors organize organic chemistry reactions” J. Chem. Educ. 2018, 95 (3), 355–365. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.7b00743.

  8. Flynn, A. B. "Flipped chemistry courses: Structure, aligning learning outcomes, and evaluation" Chapter in Online Approaches to Chemical Education. ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 1261. 2017. Chapter 12, pp 151–164. Invited contribution. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/bk-2017-1261.ch012

  9. Galloway, K. R., Stoyanovich, C., & Flynn, A. B. “Students’ Interpretations of Mechanistic Language in Organic Chemistry Before Learning Reactions.” Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 2017, 18, 353–374. DOI: 10.1039/C6RP00231E.

  10. Flynn A. B.; Featherstone, R. “Language of mechanisms: exam analysis reveals students' strengths and errors when using the electron-pushing formalism (curved arrows) in new reactions” Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 2017, 18, 64–77. DOI: 10.1039/C6RP00126B. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2016/RP/C6RP00126B#!divAbstract

  11. Bodé, N.; Caron, J.; Flynn, A. B. “Evaluating students’ learning gains and experiences from using Nomenclature101.com” Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 2016, 17, 1156–1173. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2016/rp/c6rp00132g#!divAbstract

  12. Bodé, N. and Flynn, A. B. “Synthesis problem-solving strategies demonstrated by successful students” J. Chem. Educ., 2016, 93 (4), 593–604. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00900. An American Chemical Society’s Editor’s Choicearticle.

  13. Flynn, A. B. and Amellal, D.G. “ChemicalInformation Literacy: pKaValues—Where Do Students Go Wrong?” J. Chem. Educ. 2016, 93 (1), 39–45. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00420

  14. Flynn, A. B. and Ogilvie, W. W. “Mechanisms before reactions: A mechanistic approach to the organic chemistry curriculum based on patterns of electron flow” J. Chem. Educ. 2015, 92 (5), 803–810. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ed500284d

  15. Flynn, A. B. “Structure And Evaluation Of Flipped Chemistry Courses: Organic & Spectroscopy, Large And Small, First To Third Year, English And French” Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 2015, 16, 198–211. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2015/rp/c4rp00224e

  16. Stoyanovich, C. M.; Gandhi, A.; and Flynn, A. B. “What are the essential learning outcomes in organic acid–base chemistry?” J. Chem. Educ. 2015, 92 (2), 220–229.http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ed5003338

  17. Flynn, A.B.; Caron, J.; Laroche, J.; Daviau-Duguay, M.; Marcoux, C.; Richard, G. “Nomenclature101.com: A free, student-driven organic chemistry nomenclature learning tool” J. Chem. Educ. 2014, 91 (11), 1855–1859. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ed500353a

  18. Flynn, A. B. “How do students work through organic synthesis learning activities?” Chemistry Education Research and Practice,2014, 15 (4), 747–762. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2014/rp/c4rp00143e#!divAbstract

  19. Bissessur, R.; Flynn, A.; Chik, J. Chemistry: Student Activity, Chemical Reactivity: Strategies, Skills, & Activities for Student Success (2ndedition), 2015. Toronto: Nelson Education.

  20. Flynn, A. B. “NMR Interpretation: Getting from Spectrum to Structure” J. Chem. Educ. 2012, 89 (9), 1210–1212. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ed3000974

  21. Flynn, A. B. “A Post-Class Question Strategy that Provides Feedback and Connects In- and Out-of-Class Learning” Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching. 2012, 5, 153–160. http://celt.uwindsor.ca/ojs/leddy/index.php/CELT/article/view/3342

  22. Flynn, A. B. “The development of a Online, Postclass Question Method and its Integration with Teaching Strategies.” J. Chem. Educ.2012, 89 (4), 456–464.http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ed101132q

  23. Daviau-Duguay, M. and Flynn, A. B. “Le lancement d’un outil interactif en ligne pour soutenir l’apprentissage de la chimie organique” The Thinker / Le penseur. January 2012. Invited contribution. http://en.calameo.com/read/0002180703cf98a2990fc

  24. Flynn, A. B. and Biggs, R. “The Development and Implementation of a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Format in a Senior Undergraduate Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry Laboratory Course” J. Chem. Educ.2012, 89(1), 52–57. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ed101041n

  25. Flynn, A. B. “Developing Problem-Solving Skills through Retrosynthetic Analysis and Clickers in Organic Chemistry” J. Chem. Educ. 2011, 88 (11), 1496–1500. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ed200143k

  26. Rajagopal, T.; Flynn, A. B.; and Ogilvie, William W. “Single isomer trisubstituted olefins bearing alkyl groups” Tetrahedron, 2010, 66, 8739–8744. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040402010013128

  27. Simard-Mercier, J.; Jiang, J. L.; Ho, M. L.; Flynn, A. B.; Ogilvie, W. W. “Single isomer trisubstituted olefins from a novel reaction of E-b-chloro-a-iodo-a,b-unsaturated esters and amides” J. Org. Chem. 2008, 73, 5899–5906. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jo8008325

  28. Simard-Mercier, J.; Flynn, A. B.; Ogilvie, W. W. “A simple method to prepare single isomer tetrasubstituted olefins by successive Suzuki–Miyaura cross-couplings of E-β-chloro-α-iodo-α,β-unsaturated esters” Tetrahedron 2008, 64, 5472–5481. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040402008006741

  29. Flynn, A. B. and Ogilvie, W. W. “Stereocontrolled Synthesis of Tetrasubstituted Olefins” Chemical Reviews,2007, 107, 4698–4745. An ACS Most-Accessed Article for the fourth quarter of 2007. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/cr050051k

  30. Ho, M. L.; Flynn, A. B. and Ogilvie, W. W. “Single Isomer Iodochlorination of Alkynes and Chlorination of Alkenes Using Tetrabutylammonium Iodide and Dichloroethane.” J. Org. Chem.2007, 72, 977–983. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jo062188w

  31. Lemay (Flynn), A. B., Vulic, K.S.; and Ogilvie, W.W. “Single Isomer Tetrasubstituted Olefins from Regioselective and Stereospecific Palladium-Catalyzed Coupling of b-Chloro-a-Iodo-a,b-Unsaturated Esters.” J. Org. Chem.2006, 71, 3615–3618. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/jo060144h?src=recsys

Invited Presentations 

Note: ↑= upcoming

  1. Gordon Research Conference: Chemistry Education Research and Practice, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, USA, June 16-21, 2019.

  2. Trent University, Peterborough, ON, March 2019.

  3. University of Calgary, AB, Canada, March 2019.

  4. University of New Brunswick, Moncton, NB, February 2019.

  5. University of Michigan, MI, USA, December 2018.

  6. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA, November 2018.

  7. Iowa State University, Iowa, USA, October 2018.

  8. Western University, London, Ontario, September 2018.

  9. Flynn, A. B. “Leveraging educational research in organic chemistry: What might a curriculum become?” International Conference in Chemistry Education. Plenary Speaker. Sydney, Australia, July 2018.

  10. Flynn, A. B. “Exploring student learning in a mechanistic patterns curriculum. Students skillfully propose reaction mechanisms; can they explain why they occur?”Portland State University, April 2018.

  11. Flynn, A. B. “Flipped and blended chemistry courses: structures, implementation consideration, and evaluation” University of British Columbia-Okanagan, March 2018.

  12. Flynn, A. B. and team “Organic reaction mechanisms: symbolism, patterns, and explanations” Webinar for the Royal Society of Chemistry – Chemical Education Research Group. October 2017. https://goo.gl/jKZJnt

  13. Flynn, A. B., Galloway, K. R., Featherstone, R.E., Stoyanovich, C., Webber, D. “Learning organic reaction mechanisms in a patterns of mechanisms curriculum.” 253rdAmerican Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, San Francisco, CA. Seminar presented in the Symposium in honor of Marcy H. Towns: ACS Award for Achievement in Research for the Teaching & Learning of Chemistry, March 2017.

  14. Flynn, A. B., Featherstone, R.E., Bodé, N., Caron, J., Laroche, J., Bélanger, M., Richard, G., Visser, R. “OrgChem101.com: Online learning modules that can be used in blended, flipped, traditional, or other classroom environments.” Symposium: State of the Art: Applying Chemistry Education Research to Practice. 253rdAmerican Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, San Francisco, CA.

  15. Flynn, A. B. “Learning outcomes guide course choices and give insight into student learning” Keynote speaker, C3 Conference, Toronto, Ontario, May 2017.

  16. Flynn, A. B. “Structuring for learningin a flipped course model” University of Alberta, Edmonton, March 2017.

  17. Flynn A. B. "A new organic chemistry curriculum that teaches chemistry’s language

  18. —arrows, symbolism, and mechanics—then organizes reactions by mechanistic patterns " Miami University, Miami, OH, USA, October 2016.

  19. Flynn, A. B. “Une progression de pédagogies — de cours magistraux aux environments d’apprentissage flexibles | A progression of pedagogies — from lectures to flexible learning environments” Conférence des nouveaux professeurs | New professors’ conference, uOttawa, August 2016.

  20. Flynn, A. B. “Flipped and blended chemistry courses: structures, implementation consideration, and evaluation” 2016 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE), Greeley, Colorado, August 2016.

  21. Flynn, A. B. “Student-directed online learning modules for organic chemistry: interactive, open access, and bilingual99th Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Halifax, NS, June 2016.

  22. Flynn, A. B. “A new organic chemistry curriculum that teaches chemistry’s language—arrows, symbolism, and mechanics—then organizes reactions by mechanistic patterns” University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, April 12, 2016.

  23. Flynn, A. B. “Structuring and Teaching with a Flipped Course Model”, Wiley conference: Connect for Success, Toronto, ON, April 2016.

  24. Flynn, A. B., “Flipped and blended chemistry courses: structures, implementation consideration, and evaluation”, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, March 23, 2016

  25. Flynn, A. B., “Structuring and Teaching with a Flipped/Inverted Classroom Model” Wiley conference: Connect for Success, Ottawa, ON, February 2016.

  26. Flynn, A. B., “A new organic chemistry curriculum that starts with chemistry’s language—arrows, symbolism, and mechanics—then teaches reactions and principles”University of New Hampshire, USA, February 2016.

  27. Flynn, A. B., “A new organic chemistry curriculum: arrows and mechanics then chemical principles”University of Nebraska—Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, January 2016.

  28. Flynn, A. B., “A new organic chemistry curriculum: Teaching the arrows and mechanics before the chemical principles” Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, December, 2015.

  29. Flynn, A. B., “Flipped Courses in an Active Learning Classroom” Presented for an Aarhus University delegation (Denmark), University of Ottawa, October 2015.

  30. Flynn A. B., “Arrows Before Mechanisms: Can Students Master Symbolism Before Principles?” Presented at the Gordon Research Conference: Chemistry Education Research and Practice, Lewiston, Maine, USA, June 2015.

  31. Flynn, A. B., “Large Blends and Flips in Chemistry Courses” Presented at the Perspectives Symposium, University of Ottawa, May 2015.

  32. Flynn, A. B., “Research and Innovation Toward Improving Learning in Chemistry: Flipped Courses, Synthesis, and a Mechanistic Curriculum” Presented at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, December 2014.

  33. Flynn, A. B., “Structuring and Teaching with a Flipped/Inverted Classroom Model in Organic Chemistry at uOttawa” Presented at the Online Learning: Today and Tomorrow Conference, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, August 2014.

  34. Montpetit. C.; Flynn, A. B.; Taylor, M.; Chapleau, F.; & Giguère, C. “Technologies en enseignement universitaire: Partage d’expériences | Technology and University Teaching: Sharing Experiences” Panel presentation to the Board of Governors of the University of Ottawa, Wakefield, QC, April 2014.

  35. Flynn, A. B., “Development of a Chemistry Learning Tool: Free, Online, Interactive and Student-Controlled” University of Ottawa’s Centre for University Teaching’s Keynote Lecture series. Ottawa, ON, September 2013.

  36. Flynn, A. B., “2013 D2L Innovation Award” Discussion session presented at the Centre for University Teaching, University of Ottawa, December 2012.

  37. Flynn, A. B., “Nouvelle initiative à la Faculté des sciences : Atelier scientifique préparatoire” Mini-dialogue 2012, event for high school teachers and counselors, University of Ottawa, May, 2012.

  38. Flynn, A. B., “Easing the Transition: A New Preparatory Workshop for Incoming Science Students / Faciliter la transition : un nouvel atelier préparatoire pour les nouveaux étudiants en sciences” Bilingual seminar presented at the Centre for University Teaching’s Keynote Lecture Series, University of Ottawa, ON, 2011.

  39. Flynn, A. B., “Flashware as an in-class visualization tool for chemical reactions.” Seminar presented by videoconference at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, 2011.

  40. Flynn, A. B., “Teaching students to achieve higher orders of thinking earlier in theiruniversity careers” Seminar presented at Nelson Education’s annual conference, Toronto, February 2011.

  41. Flynn, A. B., “What’s next? Graduate studies in the Department of Chemistry” Seminar presented at the University of Ottawa BIOX Club’s careers night, Ottawa, February 2011.

  42. Flynn, A. B., “Panel discussion: Skills and knowledge base required of high school students beginning their University Education.” Workshop at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board professional development conference, Ottawa, February 2010. Declined due to maternity leave.

  43. Flynn, A. B., “Teaching large courses” Professor Development Program for Part-Time Professors, University of Ottawa, August 2009. Declined due to maternity leave.

  44. Flynn, A. B., “Panel discussion: How can the preparation of high school students and their transition to University be improved?” Workshop at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board professional development conference, Ottawa, February 2009.

  45. Flynn, A. B., “Teaching Organic Chemistry” Seminar presented at the New Professors’ Lecture Program, University of Ottawa, April 2008.

  46. Flynn, A. B., “Teaching Large Classes Effectively.” Présentation bilingue. Third Orientation and Professor Development Program for Part-Time Professors, University of Ottawa, September 2008.

Contributed Presentations

  1. O’Connor, E. K., Roy, K. & Flynn, A. B. “Hack your Success: A Self-Regulated Learning and Growth Mindset Module for post-secondary and beyond. Take an OER Home today”Workshop presented at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education conference, Sherbrooke, QC, June 2018.

  2. Strean, W. B.; Maher, P. T.; Brooks, K.; and Flynn, A. B. “3M Train Wrecks/Dérapages 3M” Seminar presented at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education conference, Sherbrooke, QC, June 2018.

  3. Flynn, A. B.; Raycroft, M. “An intended, enacted, and achieved framework to evaluate a new organic chemistry curriculum” Seminar presented at the 101stCanadian Society for Chemistry Annual Conference, Edmonton, AB, May 2018.

  4. Flynn, A. B. "Hack Your Learning: A Self-Regulated learning and growth mindset module" Seminar and workshop in the Teaching and Learning Support Service Lecture Series, April 2018.

  5. Flynn, A. B. “What are students’ learning and experiences in an online learning tool designed for cognitive and metacognitive skill development, with features including OER, bilingual, accessible, and learner controlled?” Society for the Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Conference, Halifax, NS, June 2017.

  6. Flynn, A. B., “Language of organic reaction mechanisms: isolating students’ use and interpretation of the symbolism” 100thCanadian Society for Chemistry Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, June 2017.

  7. Bodé, Galloway, Raycroft, Bongers, Flynn. “Flynn Research Group work” Cross-Faculty Science Education Symposium. uOttawa, May 2017.

  8. Flynn, A. B.; Caron, J.; Bodé, N. “Student-directed online learning modules for organic chemistry: interactive, open access, and bilingual” Seminar presented at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education conference, London, ON, June 2016.

  9. Flynn, A. B. “Flipped and blended courses in lecture and active learning rooms: structure and evaluation” Workshop presented at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education conference, London, ON, June 2016.

  10. Flynn, A. B. “Chemistry Education Research in Canada: What It Is, Who Does It, and How to Get Involved99thCanadian Society for Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Halifax, NS, June 2016. Poster.

  11. Flynn, A. B. “Symbolism before reactions: What is the effect of a new approach to the mechanistic organic chemistry curriculum?” Seminar presented at the 251stAmerican Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, San Diego, CA, USA, March 2016.

  12. Flynn, A. B. “Flipped & Blended Organic Chemistry and Spectroscopy Courses: Structure and Evaluation” Seminar presented at the 251stAmerican Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, San Diego, CA, USA, March 2016.

  13. Flynn, A. B. “Nomenclature101.com” A Workshop for High School Teachers given at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s Pedagogical Activity (PA) day, Ottawa, ON, February 2016.

  14. Flynn, A. B. “Learning Outcomes Anchor Flipped Courses” Session presented at the 98thCanadian Society for Chemistry conference, Ottawa, ON, June 2015.

  15. Flynn, A. B. “Translating Research into Educational Practice” Workshop presented at the 98thCanadian Society for Chemistry conference, Ottawa, ON, June 2015.

  16. Flynn, A. B. “The implementation of Organic Synthesis and Retrosynthesis Learning Activities in a Large Course: Lessons & Recommendations” Session presented at the International Conference for Chemistry Education, Toronto, ON, July 2014. Seminar presented at the International Conference for Chemistry Education, Toronto, ON, July 2014.

  17. Flynn, A. B. and Mahaffy, P. “Getting Started in Chemistry Education Research” Session presented at the International Conference for Chemistry Education, Toronto, ON, July 2014.

  18. Flynn, A. B.; Caron, J.; Laroche, J.; Daviau-Duguay, M.; Marcoux, C.; & Richard, G. “Nomenclature101.com” Poster presented at the International Conference for Chemistry Education, Toronto, ON, July 2014. Poster prize.

  19. Flynn, A. B.; Caron, J.; Laroche, J.; Marcoux, C.; & Richard, G. “A Bilingual, Online, Interactive, Learning Tool for Organic Chemistry” Seminar presented at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education annual conference, Kingston, ON, June 2014. http://www.queensu.ca/stlhe2014/program/concurrent-sessions/concurrent-sessions-2-interactive-workshops-and-panels

  20. Flynn, A. B. “Large Courses, Large Flips” Seminar presented at the Canadian Society for Chemistry annual conference, Vancouver, BC, June 2014. http://abstracts.csc2014.ca/00001236.htm

  21. Flynn, A. B. “Improving In-Class Learning Activities for Retrosynthetic Analysis in Organic Chemistry” Poster presented at the Gordon Research Conference: Chemistry Education Research & Practice, Newport, RI, USA, June 2013.

  22. Flynn, A. B. “New way to use clickers to help students learn!! Does it work at all?Seminar presented at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education annual conference, Sydney, NS, June 2013.

  23. Flynn, A. B., Caron, J., Laroche, J., Marcoux, C., Richard, G. “Organic chemistry nomenclature: An online learning tool” Poster presented at the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education annual conference, Ottawa, ON, May 2013.

  24. Flynn, A. B.; Veilleux-Deschênes, J., “Easing the Transition: A New Preparatory Workshop for Incoming Science Students” Seminar presented at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board professional development conference, Ottawa, February 2012.

  25. Flynn, A. B., “Students CAN achieve higher orders of thinking in introductory organic chemistry courses” Seminar presented at the 94th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Montreal, QC, June 2011.

  26. Flynn, A. B., “Regular and timely feedback for student and instructor alike, while connecting in- and out-of-class learning” Seminar presented at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education annual conference, Saskatoon, SK, June 2011.

  27. Flynn, A. B., “What’s next? Exploring the options for students in chemistry and related disciplines in University and beyond” Seminar at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board professional development conference, Ottawa, February 2011.

  28. Flynn, A. B., “Transition from High School to University or College” Roundtable workshop organized for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board professional development conference, Ottawa, February 2011.

  29. Flynn, A. B., “Problem-Based Learning in an Undergraduate Medicinal Chemistry Course” Seminar presented at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education annual conference, Fredericton, NB, June 2009.

  30. Flynn, A. B., “The Integration of Different Types of Technology to Assess and Enhance Student Learning in Large Organic Chemistry Classes” Seminar presented at 92nd Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Hamilton, ON, May 2009.

  31. Flynn, A. B., “Problem-Based Learning in an Undergraduate Chemistry Course” ” Seminar presented at 92ndCanadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Hamilton, ON, May 2009.

  32. Flynn, A. B., “L’apprentissage par problèmes dans un cours universitaire de laboratoire de chimie médicinale.” Séminaire présenté au 77eCongrès annuel de l’ACFAS, Ottawa, ON, May 2009.

  33. Flynn, A. B., “Facilitating the transition of students in chemistry from high school to university.” Workshop presented at the Chemistry Teachers’ Partnership Conference, Ottawa, ON, October 2008.

  34. Flynn, A. B.; Ogilvie, W. W., “Synthesis of single isomer tetrasubstituted olefins.” Seminar presented at the 89thCanadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Halifax, NS, May 2006.

  35. Flynn, A. B.; Ogilvie, W. W., “Stereodefined synthesis of tetrasubstituted olefins.” Seminar presented at the Ottawa-Carleton Chemistry Institute Day, Ottawa, ON, 2006. Winner of the CSC local section award for outstanding seminar

  36. Flynn, A. B.; Ogilvie, W. W., “Regio- and stereoselective synthesis of tetrasubstituted olefins.” Poster presented at the Québec/Ontario Minisymposium in Synthetic and Bioorganic Chemistry, St. Adèle, QC, Nov 2005.

  37. Flynn, A. B.; Ogilvie, W. W., “Studies toward the regio- and stereoselective synthesis of tetrasubstituted olefins.” Poster presented at Synthesis Day, Ottawa, ON, 2005.

  38. Flynn, A. B.; Ogilvie, W. W., “Improving Accessibility to tetrasubstituted olefins.” Poster presented at the Ottawa-Carleton Chemistry Institute Day, Ottawa, ON, 2005.

  39. Flynn, A. B.; Ogilvie, W. W., “Studies towards the Phosphine-Catalyzed Dipolar [3+2] Cycloaddition between alkynes as latent dipoles and cyclopropanes.” Poster presented at Synthesis Day, Ottawa, ON, 2004.

  40. Flynn, A. B.; Ogilvie, W. W., “Development of a Fluorescence Based Methodology for Enantioselective Reaction Monitoring.” Poster presented at the Québec/Ontario Minisymposium in Synthetic and Bioorganic Chemistry, Gatineau, QC, 2004.

  41. Flynn, A. B.; Ogilvie, W. W., “Application of Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) to the discovery of enantioselective reactions.” Poster presented at the 87th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, London, ON, 2004.

  42. Flynn, A. B.; Ogilvie, W. W., “Development of methodology for reaction monitoring through application of Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET).” Poster presented at the Ottawa-Carleton Chemistry Institute Day, Ottawa, ON, 2004.

MEdia Recognition

  1. Agrba, Liza. Learning in Higher Education — Advice for incoming students, Macleans (upcoming).

  2. Visser, R. & Flynn, A. B. “Developing Open Educational Resources in French and English for Students of Organic Chemistry at the University of Ottawa, Canada” Pockets of Innovation, Contact North, May 25, 2018, https://teachonline.ca/pockets-innovation/developing-open-educational-resources-french-and-english-students-organic-chemistry-university.

  3. Tim Lougheed. Overcoming Teaching Challenges in Organic Chemistry, ACCN - Canadian Chemical News / L'Actualité chimique canadienne,March/April 2016. http://www.cheminst.ca/magazine/news/overcoming-teaching-challenges-organic-chemistry

  4. David Read. Reorganizing Organic Chemistry, Education in Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry, June 17th, 2015. http://www.rsc.org/eic/2015/06/teaching-organic-chemistry-reaction-mechanism

  5. David Read. Flipped Chemistry Revisited, Education in Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry, March 5, 2015. http://www.rsc.org/eic/2015/03/flipped-classroom-teaching

  6. Smith, V. What is Blended Learning? University Affairs Magazine, November 5th, 2014. http://www.universityaffairs.ca/its-all-in-the-blend.aspx

  7. Organic chemistry students get online support for knowledge gap. ACCN - Canadian Chemical News / L'Actualité chimique canadienne,July/August, 2014. http://www.cheminst.ca/sites/default/files/pdfs/ACCN/2014PDFs/JulyAugust_2014.pdf

  8. Abraham, S. The new active learning classroom. uOttawa Gazette February 12th, 2014. http://www.gazette.uottawa.ca/en/2014/02/the-new-active-learning-classroom/

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