FYF@Innis Seminars

Genes, Genomes and Us

Professor: Maurice Ringuette
Subject: Cell & System Biology
Course Code: CSB196H1S

Seminar description

With the completion of the human genome sequence, we now have access to more information than ever before about our genetic make-up. This course addresses topics such as what are genes, how are they identified and how does knowledge about genes impact society.

Students will learn basic concepts in genetics. Using this conceptual foundation, the significance of genomic research for understanding human biology, and the social consequences that may result from it, will be discussed.

Evaluation is based on class discussions, homework, oral presentation and written assignments.

Get to know the professor

NAME: Maurice Ringuette

INNIS FYF SEMINAR I WILL BE TEACHING IN 2020-2021: CSB196H1S: Genes, Genomes and Us

HOMETOWN: Fredericton, New Brunswick

THE LAST GREAT MOVIE I SAW WAS: Bohemian Rhapsody

MY ACTUAL FAVOURITE MOVIE: Fried Green Tomatoes

THE SONG I HAVE ON REPEAT RIGHT NOW: Les Miserables Soundtrack

FAVOURITE FOOD: Lemon chicken with onions, dal, naan, rice

GUILTY PLEASURE: Chocolate peanut butter ice cream

I AM SURPRISINGLY VERY GOOD AT: Woodworking

A FUN FACT ABOUT MYSELF: I like Impressionist art.

MY FAVOURITE THING ABOUT TEACHING: Interacting with young people at a creative stage in their lives.

WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE MY CLASS: To have a better understanding of genomes and how this knowledge has led to novel therapeutic strategies.

WHAT I WANT MY STUDENTS TO KNOW: Exploring and solving the challenging problems of genetic anomalies is fascinating!

A COOL FACT ABOUT MY FIELD OF STUDY: The extracellular matrix plays a surprisingly critical role in the development and survival of all multicellular organisms.

SOME FINAL WORDS: I am looking forward to your creative input in this dynamic discipline.

NAME: Chelsea Rochman.

INNIS FYF SEMINAR I WILL BE TEACHING IN 2020-2021: EEB197H1S Biodiversity and the city

HOMETOWN: Tucson, Arizona.

THE LAST GREAT MOVIE I SAW WAS: Coco :)

MY ACTUAL FAVOURITE MOVIE: hmmmm… not sure.

THE SONG I HAVE ON REPEAT RIGHT NOW: CSNY, Judy Blue Eyes.

FAVOURITE FOOD: Pickles & gummy candy.

GUILTY PLEASURE: Gummy worms & other gummy candy.

I AM SURPRISINGLY VERY GOOD AT: Multi-tasking.

A FUN FACT ABOUT MYSELF: I have 2 sisters named Berrye.

MY FAVOURITE THING ABOUT TEACHING: Keeping up with the knowledge.

WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE MY CLASS: So you can see the nature behind the concrete in our city.

WHAT I WANT MY STUDENTS TO KNOW: We live in the Carolinian forest.

A COOL FACT ABOUT MY FIELD OF STUDY: There are just as many freshwater fish species as marine.

SOME FINAL WORDS: The waste hierarchy is a good rule to live by.

Good to know

Pre-requisites: none
Co-requisites: none
Exclusions: none
Recommended Preparation: none
Breadth: Living Things & Their Environment (4)
CR/NCR: Not eligible for CR/NCR option
Restrictions: Restricted to first-year students

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