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Paula Wilson

Paula Wilson

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Paula Wilson
Full Professor
Head - Bethune College




Office Location Bethune College Office of the Head
Phone Number (416) 736-5164

Teaching Interests and Scholarship

I am a cell biologist, with an interest in the cytoskeleton and cell motility. As a professor in the teaching stream my primary interests are in undergraduate science education, transition to university and first year experience. My scholarship has focused on a number of aspects of undergraduate teaching:
• best practises for teaching large undergraduate biology courses, for majors and non-majors
• effective use evidence-based approaches to teaching
• helping students in the development of learning skills, metacognitive skills and self-directed learning

As the current Head of Bethune College, my interests include strategies for supporting orientation, first year transition and the development of peer leadership skills.

I love to collaborate with colleagues! It enriches my life and my work.

Teaching Awards

2017 York University, Faculty of Science Excellence in Teaching Award
2020 York University, President’s University-Wide Teaching Award

External Activities

President of the Open Consortium for Biology Educators (oCUBE)

Research Areas

Cell and Molecular Biology, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Science Eduation