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Congratulations Declan Webber and Delphine Amellal, who defended their fourth year honours theses today! Well done!!

Alison was awarded the 2016 Chair in University Teaching! You can read more about the Chair here: More infor to come soon!

Quinn Ingram and Hayley Sprigings will be joining the group for the summer. Welcome back Quinn and welcome Hayley!

Kelli and Alison presented at the ACS conference in San Diego.

Nik and Prof Flynn’s article on strategies used by successful synthesis solvers has been accepted for publication in J. Chem. Educ. The article will also be featured as an ACS Editor’s Choice, making it immediately available for open access!

Group members beat Escape Manor’s toughest room! Well done Quinn, Jade, Nik, Delphine, and Ryan!

Welcome Kelli Galloway, the group’s new postdoctoral associate!

Welcome back, Nicholas Bodé, this time as the group’s first graduate student!

Prof Flynn’s article on the Structure and Evaluation of Flipped Courses was just described in Michael Seery’s Top Ten CER articles in 2015 list—thank you!

Welcome to new UROP students Quinn Ingram and Sarang Gupta!

Congratulations Delpine and Prof Flynn! Our article is online in J. Chem. Educ. Chemical information literacy: pKa values—where do students go wrong? A.S.A.P.

Coming soon: This site will house three learning modules to support students’ learning.

Welcome Jade Choo-Foo! Jade is helping prepare materials for English and French flipped Organic I courses.

Thank you and good luck to the group’s summer students who are returning to their studies: Joëlle, Jessica and John. In the group, Declan and Delphine are working on honours projects and Ryan is getting in shape for its release (soon!).

The Science Preparatory Workshop was a success again this year. Congrats to Declan, Joëlle, and the team of mentors! We met over 300 new students who joined us for this transition week.

The Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference in Ottawa was a great success! Check it out here:

We had a blast zip-lining! A great use of a rainy afternoon!

We have new and returning* students in the group! Delcan, Delphine*, Jessica and Ryan... Welcome!

Dr. Flynn is now an associate prof!

Congratulations Nik! Honours project presentation and thesis complete. Learning organic synthesis just got better.

Carlee graduated! Congrats on all your hard work!

Joëlle presented her honours project—an evaluation of the Science Preparatory Workshop—great work! Joelle_poster_presentation_2015.jpg

John Giorgi will be going to France this summer as part of a Summer Undergraduate Research Internship (SIRI) program—Congratulations!!!

Our new article is out in the Journal of Chemical Education! Flynn, A. B.; 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.

Prof Flynn will be accepting graduate and fourth year honours students into the group in 2015! Please contact her if interested or if you have any questions.

We just received funding from the Ontario Ontario Initiative to create two open source learning resources. We are collaborating with the Centre for eLearning, masters of the online learning world. Stay tuned!!!

Our mechanisms manuscript has just been accepted in the Journal of Chemical Education! Flynn, A. B.; Ogilvie, W. W. “Mechanisms before reactions: A mechanistic approach to the organic chemistry curriculum based on patterns of electron flow” J. Chem. Educ. In Press.

Welcome John Giorgi! John is a UROP student.

Our acid–base article has just been published! Stoyanovich, C. M.; Gandhi, A.; Flynn, A. B. “Acid–base learning outcomes for students in an introductory organic chemistry course”  J. Chem. Educ. 2015, 92, 220–229.

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My research in chemistry education is in a type of discipline-based education research. In my group, we study students’ chemistry concepts, design new teaching and learning methods, and more! Click the link to see the details or watch the new video above.

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