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Welcome to the website and blog of Dr. Daniel Gillis, Associate Professor and Statistician in the School of Computer Science at the University of Guelph, Co-founder of Farm To Fork and GuelphHacks, Co-creator of the Ideas Congress (ICON) Transdisciplinary Classroom, and Director of the Physical Science & Engineering Education Research Centre. 

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Creative Connections Conference

As mentioned in a previous post, I spent Friday at the Council of Ontario Universities Experiential Learning Best Practices Exchange discussing and learning how universities might best advance the Ontario Government’s goal that each student has at least one experiential learning opportunity before they graduate. Shortly after the exchange ended, I found myself on my way to Fredericton for the Creative Connections Conference at the University of New Brunswick.

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Reflections: From New Student To Undergraduate Research Assistant

The following post was authored by Keefer Rourke, one of my undergraduate research assistants. Over the coming weeks and months, I’m going to try to regularly post short entries and reflections by students about the work they are doing because they are an integral component of the research I do. 

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COU Experiential Learning Best Practices Exchange

On Friday I had the privilege to present as part of a panel on experiential learning in the STEM disciplines at the Council of Ontario Universities Experiential Learning Best Practices Exchange in Toronto. The entire day was extremely inspiring and informative, and I find myself with a bunch of new ideas swimming around my head about how I might improve the experiential learning opportunities in the School of Computer Science, as well as the delivery of the courses I teach.

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The BOU17 Twitter Conference

On November 28th, from 6:45 pm – 7:00 pm, co-op student and undergraduate research assistant Brandon Edwards will take part in the inaugural British Ornithologists’ Union Ornithology Twitter Conference.

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On The Need For Improved Connectivity In The North

For the fifth time this year, I found myself aboard a flight from Halifax, Nova Scotia heading to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador (this time with Nic, my MSc student, and Dr. Jason Ernst, Chief Networking Scientist at RightMesh). As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, Happy Valley-Goose Bay was not the only destination for this trip. While we spent a few days in Goose Bay for meetings and strategic planning, we flew off to Rigolet, Nunatsiavut on Tuesday morning.

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