meet the group

 Summer 2018. Left to right: Alison, Keith, Myriam, Nik, Berthorie, Océanne, Amanda

Summer 2018. Left to right: Alison, Keith, Myriam, Nik, Berthorie, Océanne, Amanda


Alison Flynn, Ph.D.

Alison thinks about students' learning... a lot! When not doing that, she plays ultimate, kayaks, bikes, skis, coaches a little soccer and hockey, and has a great time with her family.

Email: Alison.Flynn@uOttawa.ca
Twitter: @alisonbflynn


Amanda Bongers, Ph.D. 

Postdoctoral fellow and Research Associate

I am studying how the use of technology and multimedia influences learning of organic reaction mechanisms. This project will explore how students’ understanding of symbolism changes while they learn. This is a collaboration with the Georg Northoff neuroscience group at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre.

Email: abongers@uottawa.ca
Twitter: @AmandaBongers

 


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Myriam St-Onge Carle, M.Sc.

Doctoral Candidate

I'm working on using technologies, such as virtual reality and augmented reality, to help visualize organic chemistry. I am also looking to "gamify" the organic chemistry learning experience.

Email: mston044@uottawa.ca
Twitter: @CarleMyriam


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Keith Lapierre

Master's Student

My research investigates how students interpret organic chemistry reactions, and the influence of the newly implemented curriculum on these interpretations. 

Email: klapi021@uottawa.ca


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Jacky Deng

Master's Student

I’m working on aligning organic chemistry curricula with the UN Sustainable Development Goals via a systems thinking approach. I am also investigating how students employ causal mechanistic reasoning in organic chemistry. 

Email: jdeng085@uottawa.ca
Twitter: @wheresjacky


Emily O'Connor

Research Assistant, Self-Regulated Learning Project

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Nicolas Pilote

Honour’s Student

I am studying how resonance is assessed in Organic Chemistry. Specifically, I am evaluating the reasoning used by students and identifying common errors made in resonance based questions.


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Kevin Roy

Honour’s Student

I am evaluating the Growth & Goals module to determine how the module can better help students achieve their life goals. I also assist with the development and marketing of the module.


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Nick Streja

UROP student


Malek Rahmani

UROP student


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Sebastien Roberge

UROP student


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Fraulein Retanal

Volunteer


Group Member Presentations

 Group members present at many conferences, locally, nationally, and internationally!

Group members present at many conferences, locally, nationally, and internationally!

  1. Nicolas Pilote, ''Resonance, a challenge for many students'', (Oral), Cross-Faculty Symposium on Science Teaching and Learning, Ottawa, ON, Canada, 2018.

  2. Jacky Deng, "Incorporating Systems Thinking into organic chemistry through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals" (Poster), Cross Faculty Symposium on Science Teaching and Learning, Ottawa, ON, Canada, 2018.

  3. Myriam Carle, "An evaluation of how delocalization is taught, practiced and assessed" (Oral), Cross-Faculty Symposium on Science Teaching and Learning, Ottawa, ON, Canada, 2018. 

  4. Alison Flynn, Emily O'Connor & Kevin Roy, "A self-regulated learning and growth mindset module for integration in courses: Bring an OER home today!" (Oral), Online Learning 2018: Global Summit & EdTech Expo, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2018.

  5. Myriam Carle, "What are students’ learning gains and experiences when using the OrgChem101.com Organic Mechanisms module?" (Oral), BCCE, Notre Dame, IL, USA, 2018.

  6. Keith Lapierre, "An electronic card sort task to investigate students’ changing interpretations of organic chemistry reactions and abilities related to organic chemistry reactions" (Oral), CSC Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Edmonton, AB, 2018.

  7. Amanda Bongers, "Exploring how static and dynamic representations of reaction mechanisms affect learning, mental models, and brain activity" (Oral), CSC Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Edmonton, AB, 2018.

  8. Myriam Carle, "OrgChem101.com Organic Mechanisms: Is it a useful tool to teach students the electron-pushing formalism?" (Poster), CSC Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Edmonton, AB, 2018.

  9. Myriam Carle, "What are students' learning gains when using OrgChgem101.com Organic Mechanism module?" (Oral), Ottawa-Carleton Chemistry Institute (OCCI) Day, Ottawa, 2018.

  10. Keith Lapierre, " An electronic card sort task to investigate students' changing interpretations and abilities of organic chemistry reactions" (Oral), Ottawa-Carleton Chemistry Institute (OCCI) Day, Ottawa, 2018.

  11. Nicholas E. Bodé, "Investigating organic chemistry students’ ability to construct coherent explanations about mechanistic pathways" (Oral), Ottawa-Carleton Chemistry Institute (OCCI) Day, Ottawa, 2018.

  12. Alison Flynn, Emily O'Connor & Kevin Roy, "Hacking into your Success: A Self-Regulated Learning and Growth Mindset Module for post-secondary and beyond. Take an OER Home today." (Workshop), STLHE Conference 2018, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, 2018.

  13. Kevin Roy, "Hacking into your success: A self-regulated learning module for post-secondary students." (Poster), UROP Symposium, Ottawa, 2018.

  14. Keith Lapierre, "An electronic card sort to investigate students' interpretations of organic reactions"" (Oral), Jean-Paul Dionne Symposium, Ottawa, ON, 2018."

  15. Amanda Bongers, "Exploring learning outcomes and mental models when using animations of chemistry reaction mechanisms"" (Oral), Jean-Paul Dionne Symposium, Ottawa, ON, 2018."

  16. Keith Lapierre, "A Large Scale Electronic Card Sort to Investigate Students’ Interpretations of Organic Reactions" (Poster), Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Research Conference (CBGRC), Concordia University, Montreal, 2017.

  17. Nicholas E. Bodé, "Fostering Success in Synthetic Problem Solving through Strategy-based Workshops." (Oral - Best oral presentation award ), CSC Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Toronto, ON, 2017.

  18. Nicholas E. Bodé, "Teaching for success in solving organic synthesis problems" (Poster), ACS National Meeting and Exposition, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2017.

  19. Michael Min Wah Leung, "Investigating Analysis Techniques to Identify Common Sorting Patterns for Organic Chemistry Reactions" (Poster), Honours Project Symposium, Ottawa, ON, 2017.

  20. Kelli Galloway, "Patterns of Reactions: A Card Sort Task to Explore Students' Connection Across Organic Chemistry Reactions" (Oral), Jean-Paul Dionne Symposium, Ottawa, ON, 2017.

  21. Kelli Galloway, "A card sort task to explore students’ connections across organic chemistry reactions" (Oral), ACS National Meeting and Exposition, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2017.

  22. Kelli Galloway, "Analysis of Students' and Professors' Connections across Organic Chemistry Reactions" (Oral), CSC Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Toronto, ON, 2017.

  23. Rebecca Visser, "Students' learning gains and experiences using OrgChem101.com's Organic Reaction Mechanisms Module" (Poster), Honours Project Symposium, Ottawa, ON, 2017.

  24. Mark Raycroft, "Next Steps Toward Improving the Organic Chemistry Curriculum at the University of Ottawa" (Oral), CSC Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Toronto, ON, 2017.

  25. Amanda Bongers, "Studying Students’ Experience with Animations of Organic Reaction Mechanisms" (Oral), CSC Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Toronto, ON, 2017.

  26. Amanda Bongers, "Exploring Learning Outcomes when using Multimedia for Chemistry Reaction Mechanisms" (Oral), ACS National Meeting and Exposition, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2017.

  27. Amanda Bongers, "Sub title: Exploring learning outcomes when using multimedia for chemistry reaction mechanisms" (Oral), Cross Faculty Symposium on Science Teaching and Learning, Ottawa, ON, 2017.

  28. Mark Raycroft, "uOttawa’s new Organic Chemistry Curriculum: Where are we and what’s next?" (Oral), Cross Faculty Symposium on Science Teaching and Learning, Ottawa, ON, 2017.

  29. Kelli Galloway, "Patterns of reactions: A card sort task to explore students’ connections across organic chemistry reactions" (Oral), Cross Faculty Symposium on Science Teaching and Learning, Ottawa, ON, 2017.

  30. Nicholas E. Bodé, "Learning gains from Nomenclature101.com, an interactive, online chemistry nomenclature tool" (Poster), Ottawa-Carleton Chemistry Institute Day, Ottawa, ON, 2016.

  31. Nicholas E. Bodé, "Learning gains from Nomenclature101.com, an interactive, online chemistry nomenclature tool" (Poster), uOttawa TLSS Perspective Symposium, Ottawa, ON, 2016.

  32. Kelli Galloway, "Exploring Students’ Understanding of Mechanistic Language" (Oral), 24th Biennial Conference on Chemistry Education, Greeley, CO, USA, 2016.

  33. Declan Webber, "Students’ Strategic Approaches to Organic Mechanistic Problems at the Undergraduate Level " (Poster), Honours Project Symposium, Ottawa, ON, 2016.

  34. Nicholas E. Bodé, "Fostering Success in Synthetic Problem Solving through Strategy-based Workshops." (Oral), CSC Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Toronto, ON, 2017.

  35. Quinn Ingram, "What is taught about introductory molecular orbital theory in organic chemistry and what are students’ scores and errors on assessment questions? " (Poster), UROP Symposium, Ottawa, 2016.

  36. Delphine Amellal, "What makes a good laboratory TA?" (Poster), Honours project symposium, Ottawa, 2016.

  37. Nicholas Bodé, "Procedural Characteristics of Successful Problem-Solvers in Organic Synthesis at the Undergraduate Level" (Oral), CSC Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Ottawa, 2015.

  38. Joëlle Veilleux-Deschênes, "Evaluation of a Science Preparatory Workshop: Effects on Students’ Grades and Stress" (Poster), Honours project symposium, Ottawa, 2015.

  39. Nicholas Bodé, "Procedural Characteristics of Successful Problem-Solvers in Organic Synthesis at the Undergraduate Level" (Poster), Honours project symposium, Ottawa, 2015.

  40. John Giorgi, "What errors do students make when solving mechanism questions" (Poster), UROP Symposium, Ottawa, 2015.

  41. Sareena McDonald, "How do experts solve mechanisms problems" (Poster), UROP Symposium, Ottawa, 2015.

  42. Nicholas Bodé, "Effective strategies for solving synthesis-type problems in organic chemistry" (Poster), UROP Symposium, Ottawa, 2014.

  43. Carlee Stoyanovich, "Acid/Base Chemistry— Concept or Gateway?" (Poster), UROP Symposium, Ottawa, 2014.

  44. Melissa Daviau-Duguay, "Learning Organic Nomenclature Online" (Poster), STLHE annual conference, Montreal, 2012.

  45. Joëlle Veilleux-Deschênes, "Un nouvel atelier préparatoire en sciences" (Seminar), STLHE annual conference, Montreal, 2012.

  46. Melissa Daviau-Duguay, "A New, Interactive, Nomenclature Learning Tool" (Poster), OCCI Day, Ottawa, 2012.

  47. Joëlle Veilleux-Deschênes, "A New Science Preparatory Workshop" (Seminar), OCDSB annual PD day, Ottawa, 2012.

  48. Aneri Gandhi, "Acid-Base Education" (Poster), UROP Symposium, Ottawa, 2012.

  49. Maria Syoufi, "Learning Synthesis: How Useful has THM Been?" (Poster), UROP Symposium, Ottawa, 2012.


Group Alumni

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Berthorie Beauvoir — Summer Student 2018

Océanne Comtois —  Summer Student 2018

Nik Bodé, M.Sc. — Master's Student 2015-2018 

Annie Znotinas — Honours student 2017-2018 — B. Sc. Biomedical Sciences in progress (4th year) 

Kevin Roy — UROP Student 2017-2018

Mohamed Temki — UROP Student 2017-2018

Mark Raycroft, Ph.D. — Postdoctoral fellow  2017 – 2018

Kelli Galloway, Ph.D. — Postdoctoral fellow  2016 – 2017

Rebecca Visser, B.Sc. — Honours & Summer student 2016 – 2017, – Master’s of Health Administration (MHA) at Dalhousie University (in progress)

Tyler White — Summer student 2017

Shaina Gabriel — Summer student 2017

Shobhitha Balasubramaniam — Summer volunteer 2017

Michael Min Wah Leung, B.Sc. Biochemistry with Option in Microbiology and Immunology in progress (4th year) — 4th year student 2016 – 2017

Natalie M. Sadowski, B.Sc. Chemistry — Graduate student 2017

Declan Webber — Honours student and co-organizer of the Science Preparatory workshop 2015-2016 — B.Sc. Biomedical Science

Delphine Amellal — B.Éd. cycle Intermédiaire/Supérieur spécialisé chimie et mathématique (Intermediate /Superior division specialized in chemistry and math) in progress

Hayley Sprigings — Summer student 2016 — B.Sc. Biochemistry in progress (4th year)

Quinn Ingram — UROP student 2016 — B.Sc. Biochemistry / B.A.Sc. Chemical Engineering in progress (3rd year)

Ryan Featherstone—Summer student and RA, 2015–2016—B.Sc. in progress (4th year)

Sarang Gupta—UROP student 2016—B.Sc. in progress (3rd year)

Joëlle Veilleux Deschênes, B.Sc. Biology, B.Sc. Psychology — Honours student 2014–2015 — MBA (in progress)

Jessica Simoneau, B.Sc. — Summer student 2015 — Presently a translator for the Department of Engineering at the University of Ottawa

Nicholas Bodé, B.Sc. – Honours student 2014–2015 — M.Sc. candidate Flynn group

John Giorgi – UROP & summer student 2015—B.Sc. in progress (4th year)

Sareena McDonald, B.Sc. – UROP student 2014

Melissa Daviau-Duguay, B.Sc. – Summer student 2011–2013 

Carlee Stoyanovich, B.Sc. – UROP student 2014 – M.Sc. candidate, Windsor University

Sheniz Eryzulu, B.Sc. – Summer student 2013 

Julie Roy, B.Sc., M.Sc.– Summer student 2013 

Aneri Gandhi, B.Sc.– UROP student 2012 – Pharmacy student, University of Toronto

Maria Syoufi, B.Sc. – UROP student 2012 

Gurpreet Sambhi, B.Sc. – Volunteer – Ph.D. student at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

Robyn Biggs, B.Sc., Ph.D. – Summer student 2008 – Assistant professor, University of Oklahoma

Eric Bilodeau, B.Sc. – Summer student 2008 – Medical school


Group photos

 Spring 2018. Bottom: Alison, Nik, and Keith. Middle: Myriam and Amanda. Top: Kevin, Nick, and Annie. Missing: Emily O'Connor, Berthorie Beauvoir, Oceanne Comtois.

Spring 2018. Bottom: Alison, Nik, and Keith. Middle: Myriam and Amanda. Top: Kevin, Nick, and Annie. Missing: Emily O'Connor, Berthorie Beauvoir, Oceanne Comtois.

 Spring 2018. Left to Right: Amanda, Nik, Myriam, Berthorie, Annie, Alison, Oceanne, Foster, and Keith

Spring 2018. Left to Right: Amanda, Nik, Myriam, Berthorie, Annie, Alison, Oceanne, Foster, and Keith

 December 2017. Left to Right: Rebecca, Alison, Amanda, Nik, Kevin, Keith, and Mark

December 2017. Left to Right: Rebecca, Alison, Amanda, Nik, Kevin, Keith, and Mark

 Summer 2017. Left to Right: Kelli, Rebecca, Nik, Alison, Amanda, Mark, Tyler, Shaina (missing: Shobhi)

Summer 2017. Left to Right: Kelli, Rebecca, Nik, Alison, Amanda, Mark, Tyler, Shaina (missing: Shobhi)

February 2017. Left to Right: Mark, Kelli, Nik, Amanda, Michael Min Way, Rebecca, and Alison. Photo credit: Marc Bélanger

 November 2016. Front: Amanda, Kelli, and Delphine. Back: Alison, Rebecca, Natalie, Nik, and Mark.

November 2016. Front: Amanda, Kelli, and Delphine. Back: Alison, Rebecca, Natalie, Nik, and Mark.

 Spring 2016. Left to Right: Alison, Ryan, Delphine, Declan, Nik, Hayley, and Kelli. Missing: Quinn, Sarang, and Jade

Spring 2016. Left to Right: Alison, Ryan, Delphine, Declan, Nik, Hayley, and Kelli. Missing: Quinn, Sarang, and Jade

 Spring 2016. Left to Right: Kelli, Nik, Delphine, Declan, Jade, and Alison. Missing: Sarang, Quinn, and Ryan.

Spring 2016. Left to Right: Kelli, Nik, Delphine, Declan, Jade, and Alison. Missing: Sarang, Quinn, and Ryan.

 Fall 2015, Group trip to Escape Manor. Left to Right: Quinn, Jade, Nik, Delphine, Ryan

Fall 2015, Group trip to Escape Manor. Left to Right: Quinn, Jade, Nik, Delphine, Ryan

 Summer 2015. Left to Right: Alison, Declan, Joëlle, Jessica, Delphine, and Ryan.

Summer 2015. Left to Right: Alison, Declan, Joëlle, Jessica, Delphine, and Ryan.

 Summer 2014. Left to Right: Alison, Joëlle, Delphine, and Nik

Summer 2014. Left to Right: Alison, Joëlle, Delphine, and Nik