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Teaching

Teaching Interests. Scott's teaching interests are focused on getting large classes engaged, enthused and thinking. He has primarily taught first year chemistry and at higher levels, inorganic and organometallic chemistry. He's responsible for getting the graduate modular courses up and running, for developing the lecture books, the revamp of the first year lab manuals, the laser-cut acrylic models used in the lab, the READ-PLAN-SOLVE-CHECK problem-solving videos and the blog used in first year (now in Brightspace). Scott won the Faculty of Science Teaching Award in 2012/3. In 2016, he was an Artist in Residence at Autodesk's Pier 9 workshop in San Francisco, where he made various scientific educational pieces including a 3D periodic table. In 2018, he was an Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury, NZ. He received the University of Victoria's highest teaching honour in 2019, the Harry Hickman Award.

  • 101 Fundamentals of Chemistry I: Properties of Materials
    • Fall 2020 (all 4 sections, online due to COVID-19, September only) | Fall 2019 (all 3 sections, September only) | Fall 2017 (x2) | Fall 2015 (x2) | Fall 2013 (x2) | Fall 2011 | Fall 2007 | Fall 2006
  • 423/523 Organometallic Chemistry
    • Fall 2014 | Fall 2012 | Fall 2009 | Fall 2005
  • 424/525 Advanced Transition Metal Chemistry
  • 426/527 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
    • Spring 2008 (jointly taught with Robin Hicks) | Spring 2007 (jointly taught with Robin Hicks)
    • Note: this course is now called Chemistry 421 
  • 560 Research Tools and Methods (a modular graduate-only course)
    • Spring 2019 | Summer 2017 | coordinator 2015/16 | Summer 2015 | Spring 2014 | Fall 2012 | Spring 2011 | Fall 2009 | Fall 2007/Spring 2008 (and coordinator) | Fall 2006/Spring 2007 (and coordinator)

 


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