Research-driven teacher training

From 2020 and 2021, I completed the Teaching and Learning Foundations Certificate of Completion through the MacPherson Institute at McMaster University. This program was comprised of a graduate course on “key foundational themes in teaching and learning in higher education” (EDUCATN 600) and an Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW).

In July 2022, I completed the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT) Seminar on Teaching and Learning in Philosophy. This was an incredible experience and I recommend it to anyone interested in developing as a philosophy teacher. Applications are accepted from current graduate students and new faculty whose PhD was conferred within two years of the seminar. The seminar runs biannually.

Beginning August 2022 I will spend 13 months pursuing the Certificate Program in Advanced Teaching and Learning through the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at UBC.


In the Fall of 2023 (UBC Winter I), I will be a teaching assistant for:

  • Introduction to Epistemology (PHIL 240), Chris Stephens, University of British Columbia
  • Introduction to Ethics (PHIL 230), Alisabeth Ayars, University of British Columbia

I have also worked as a teaching assistant on the following courses:


  • Existentialism (PHIL 385), Willow Verkerk, University of British Columbia
  • Bio-medical Ethics (PHIL 333), Kinley Gillette, University of British Columbia
  • Introduction to Philosophy II: Power and Place (PHIL 102), Carrie Jenkins, University of British Columbia
  • Greek Philosophy 1: The Pre-Socratics; Socrates; Plato (AMNE 235/PHIL 211), Michael Griffin, University of British Columbia
  • Introduction to Epistemology (PHIL240), Stefan Lukits, University of British Columbia


  • The Philosophy of Aristotle (PHIL 311A), Brooks Sommerville, University of British Columbia
  • Greek Philosophy 2: Aristotle, Hellenistic, Neoplatonic (AMNE 236/PHIL 212), Michael Griffin, University of British Columbia
  • History and Philosophy of Economics I (ECON 318A/PHIL 362), Margaret Schabas, University of British Columbia
  • Philosophy and Literature (PHIL 375) at the University of British Columbia, taught by Stefan Lukits.



  • Aesthetics (PHILOS 2H03), Barry Allen, McMaster University
  • Political Philosophy (PHILOS 3N03), Richard Healey, McMaster University


  • Early Modern Philosophy II (PHILOS 2XX3), James Sikkema, McMaster University
  • Introduction to Ethics (PHILOS 2YY3), Violetta Igneski, McMaster University


  • Legal Aspects of Business (COMM2603.03, marking assistant), Graham Steele, Dalhousie University
  • German Fiction in Novel and Film (GERM1020.06), John Cameron, Dalhousie University
  • Technology and Engineering: From the Industrial Age to the Cybernetic Age (HSTC1801.03), Melanie Frappier, University of King’s College
  • Modern Social and Political Thought (CTMP2000.06), Sarah Clift, University of King’s College


  • German Fiction in Novel and Film (GERM1020.03), Cornelia Lorenz, Dalhousie University

In March and April of 2020, I also co-taught the final weeks of Metaphysics (PHILOS 3HH3) with Stefan Sciaraffa.