Teaching and Outreach

For a recent talk at the Toronto Public Library see here.

TEACHING

Cornell University 

I have been a guest lecturer for human genomics.

University of Toronto

At U of T, I worked as a Teaching Assistant (TA) for a variety of lower and upper year courses offered by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology as well as the sister department, the Department of Cell and Systems Biology.

Publications

Arvid Ågren, Robert Williamson, and Jill Wheeler. 2013. Greenbeards and the evolution of cooperation in yeast. In Wheeler, J. BIO220: From genomes to ecosystem in a changing world. Laboratory Manual Winter 2013. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto. (Re-published 2014, 2015, 2016, scheduled for 2017)

Lanterna Education Biology

During many years I have worked with Lanterna Education tutoring upper year students of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in biology and mathematics. I have also co-authored the biology course for the online courses offered by Lanterna.


OUTREACH

Other Tutoring 

As Junior Fellow I tutored local high school students in biology and chemistry through the Massey College Mentor and Tutoring Programme. On several occasions I have also been a judge at the Toronto Science Fair.

Popular Science Essays and Talks

Essays

In English

Arvid Ågren. 2014. Are aggressive sperm a barrier to cross species sex? The Seeds of Science

Arvid Ågren. 2013.  A book that changed me: The Selfish Gene. GuardianWitness, 2013

Arvid Ågren. 2012. An ambitious take on human nature, a review of EO Wilson’s The Social Conquest of Earth, Chirograph, Toronto Review of Books, 2012
Arvid Ågren. 2012- Sci-lenced: A PEN Canada evening on scientists’ freedom of expression, Chirograph, The Toronto Review of Books, 2012
Arvid Ågren. 2011. Genomics helps us all, The Varsity, 2011
Arvid Ågren. 2011. Play Nice, A review of Martin Nowak and Roger Highfield’s Supercooperators, The Varsity, 2011
Arvid Ågren and Chris White. 2011. What’s in a Name? Searching for a species concept EUSci, 2011

In Swedish

Arvid Ågren. 2010. Själviska gener, Bi-lagan, 2010
Arvid Ågren. 2010. Ännu ett kapitel i evolutionens historiebok, evolutionsteori.se, 2010

TalksNerdnite

2015. Transposable elements and the evolution of conflict and cooperation. iBiology Young Scientist Series

2014. Jumping genes and other Mendelian outlaws. Treehouse Lecture Series, Toronto (Available on Vimeo)

2013. The Society of Genes. Massey College Junior Fellow Lecture Series

2012. Genetic conflicts: a persistent hangover from sex? Massey WIDEN
2012. Internal conflicts: The biology of selfish genetic elements. Nerdnite Toronto, 2012
2010. Did selfish genes drive salamanders stupid? Massey College Junior Fellow Lecture Series,  2010 (This talk is available on iTunes).
2010. Why hasn’t natural selection made us immortal? Workshops for Interdisciplinary Exchange and Novelty, 2010
2009. A war within us – The biology of selfish genes and intragenomic conflict. EUSci seminar series, 2009 (This talk is commented upon at the blog Ninenty Nine Percent Scientist)

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