Colin Montpetit


Colin Montpetit
Assistant Professor

Room: GNN 274
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 3933
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Dr. Montpetit primarily engages in scholarly activities that are dedicated to advancing the quality of undergraduate (biology) education through peer-mentoring, professional development, research collaborations and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Ongoing projects include (1) development and assessment of “clicker” case studies for teaching and learning in genetics, (2) curriculum mapping, (3) fostering of a community of practice as a learning system for professional development. In addition to his work in higher education, Dr. Montpetit also continued interests in exploring (1) mechanisms controlling catecholamine release in fish, and (2) how obesity factors may direct metamorphosis and parasitic behaviour in lampreys (parasitism vs nonparasitism).

Selected publications:
  • Montpetit, C.J.. MasteringGenetics – A Success Story. In Raising the Bar, A Collection of Case Studies and Success Stories on the Effectiveness of MYLAB and MASTERING. Pearson Canada. V.2. p. 10-11, 2013
  • Montpetit, C.J. and Kajiura, L. Implementing Case-Based Teaching in your Classroom : Tales from Two Professors. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, Vol. V, page 80-85, 2012
  • Montpetit, C.J., Smit, J, and Keenleyside, W.. Study Guide - Biology Exploring the Diversity of Life , 1st and 2nd Edition. Nelson Education., 2012
  • Perry, S.F., Ellis, K., Russell, J., Bernier, N.J., and Montpetit, C.J. The effects of chronic dietary salt loading on the rennin angiotensin and adrenergic systems of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). American Journal of Physiology 301: R811-R821, 2011
  • Montpetit CJ and Perry SF. Neuronal and endocrine control of catecholamine secretion in fish. In Anna Capaldo (ed.), Recent Advances in Non-Mammalian Adrenal Gland Research (Research Signpost), 2008

Fields of Interest

  • Science education
  • Biology
  • Case-based teaching and learning
  • Physiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Stress
  • Stress hormones
  • Catecholamine secretion
  • Obesity factors
  • Fish
  • Lampreys
  • Environment
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