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Medical Education, 47(Suppl. 1), 61. Many authors have considered the question ‘what are the factors that attract students into surgery?’ with the intent of increasing recruitment into surgical careers. This study set out instead to determine what students actually want to know about surgeons and...
(with Jonathan White, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry). Presentation at the 2013 Canadian Conference of Medical Education on April 22, 2013, Quebec City, Quebec. Dissemination of results from a 4-year study of questions posed by pre-clinical medical students about the practice of surgery. Themes...
(with Anita Liao and Sarah McCracken, Faculty of Nursing.) June 24, 2013. Conference of Canadian Association for the Schools of Nursing (CASN) held in Vancouver, BC, Canada. We present findings of the kinds of assignment-specific writing supports that enable undergraduate nursing students to...
(with Ian Chenier, Faculty of Nursing.) An undergraduate research study, funded by the University of Alberta Research Initiative (URI), and supervised by me. This was an exploratory study of questions posed by male nursing students learning to write reflectively in a predominately female...
2011. A quick reference tool for instructors who want to use rubrics. Includes findings from leading researchers, implications for instructors and dedicated list of resources.
2012. Curated list of resources and exercises to learn academic thesis statements. Handout designed for a workshop attended by new, incoming students at the University of Alberta.
Presentation at Genre 2012: Rethinking Genre 20 Years Later, on June 29, 2012, Ottawa, Ontario. Findings from a case study of writing assignments in nursing education at one Canadian research university. Includes an example of teaching/learning one first-year assignment and emergent patterns of...
Handouts for the presentation at Genre 2012: Rethinking Genre Twenty Years Later, on July 29, 2012, Ottawa, Ontario.