Category Archives: Academics

Experimenting with Group Work in On-Line Synchronous Recitations

If you are interested in knowing more about the work I do at Georgia Tech, this is a copy of a presentation (PDF) that I gave at the 2013 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, CA, about a year ago … Continue reading

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It’s Snowing in Atlanta

It’s snowing in Atlanta, and for the first time since 2011 (that I’m aware of), snow is sticking to the ground. Being from Canada where snow can be found on the ground every year during the winter, the reactions and … Continue reading

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Grade Inflation at the University of Waterloo

A few days ago someone asked me for a copy of the article I wrote in 2009 on undergraduate grade distributions at the University of Waterloo over a 19 year period from 1988/89 to 2006/07. After re-reading the article, I … Continue reading

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Vancouver

I’ll be starting a postdoctoral position at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver in a few days! My work and research will be related to curriculum development for online undergraduate mathematics courses, and I’m looking forward to the new … Continue reading

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Convocation

I attended my convocation ceremony last Friday morning (June 12, 2009). I was glad I attended the event, despite having to hobble around on my crutches (I fractured a few bones in my left foot playing squash a few weeks … Continue reading

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My Grade Inflation Interview on Science Matters

Science Matters is a bi-weekly science-for-the-public radio show produced by University of Waterloo student, Aletheia Chiang. I was interviewed by Aletheia last Friday. My thoughts on Grade Inflation and what it means to the University of Waterloo can be found … Continue reading

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I Made a Fractal Website

I recently finished working on another website: http://www.math.uwaterloo.ca/WatFract Let me know what you think, and if you find any problems viewing the site. The site is for a group of researchers that work on fractals and other related areas of … Continue reading

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Grade Inflation

Last week, an article I wrote for the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Blog was posted here: http://cte-blog.uwaterloo.ca/?p=223 My article is on grade inflation at the University of Waterloo and how it might impact course enrollment. For the interested reader, … Continue reading

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PhD Thesis Defence Passed

So on Wednesday October 29, I passed my PhD thesis defence. People are asking me what happens next. Here’s the next few steps that I have in my life: 1. My examiners gave me revisions to make to the thesis. … Continue reading

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Defending the PhD Thesis

Last Wednesday I submitted my thesis to my examining committee. On Wednesay, October 29th, 1:30, MC 5158, Greg defends his thesis. Oh yes. Here’s how the defense works in my department: it’s open to the public and will probably be … Continue reading

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