|Current Teaching Activities
- Salmon Arm, BC
|Woody Landscape Plants 47003
||2007 to present
|| Course in the Prairie Horticulture
Certificate (PHC) Program, offered through Distance Education,
Continuing Education Division, University of Manitoba.
At the University of Manitoba (Degree
in the Prairie Landscape 39.453 (formerly Ornamental Plant Materials)
||(1995 to 2005 - alternate
||- lecture style plus a laboratory
period that stressed hands on analysis of plant material to
facilitate identification. Involves a project to develop a landscape
plan incorporating woody plant material.
|Fundamentals of Horticulture 39.251 (formerly
Introductory Horticulture 39.208)
||(co-taught 1985 to 2005)
||-lecture style course - contributed the
fruit crops and landscape section of the course including the
design and function of shelterbelts.
|Environmental Horticulture 39.337
||(1994 to 2003)
||- a lecture and tutorial style course
aimed at increasing understanding of the use of plants in the
landscape to enhance the environment. A large part of the course
deals with principles of arboriculture.
|Horticultural Food Crops 39.353
||(co-taught, 1996, 1998, 2000)
||- survey of production and marketing
of various food crops. Taught by small group discussion of assigned
reading topics, facilitated by both instructors.
|Nursery Management and Small Fruit Crop
Production 39.319 (included a lab)
|| (1987 - 1990)
||- aspects of plant nursery production
and the production of small fruits found in the Prairie Provinces
|Fruit crops 39.420
||(1985, second half)
||- emphasis on small fruit crop production.
|Advanced Plant Science Seminar
(seminar and grant writing course) 39.742
||- this course was designed for Ph.D.
students. They were responsible for preparing and delivering
a seminar, reviewing a scientific paper and preparing a grant
proposal in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
of Canada format.
|Landscape Horticulture 39.079
||(1999 to 2004)
||- delivered mainly by interactive lecture
style. The laboratory emphasizes observation and problem solving,
including the use of plant keys for plant identification, and
hands-on propagation of plants. The students are also taught
the hands-on art of landscape design and are required to produce
a landscape plan of ornamental plant beds.
|General Horticulture 39.065
||- a course aimed at the basic commodity
areas and the development.
|Introductory Horticulture 41.156 (diploma
- team taught)
||(1985 to 1987)
||- introduction to basic principles of
horticulture including production of various horticultural crops
|Landscape Plants 39.067 (diploma - included
|(1993 and 1995)
||- course focussing on the identification
and use of woody and herbaceous landscape plants.
|Special Projects Course for Diploma Students
(Application of Micropropagation techniques to Horticulture)
||(1992 and 1993)
|| - this individualized course emphasized
tissue culture techniques. The students were required to do
micropropagation experiments and produce a write-up.
|Commercial Fruit Growing 41.291 (diploma)
|(1985, 1987, 1988)
||- emphasis on prairie fruit growing.
Included some hands-on fruit tree pruning