Jessie joined the VIU Faculty in the fall of 2012. He has previously taught Organic Chemistry as a sessional lecturer at UBC-Okanagan and was an instructor for Academic Upgrading and Chemical Technology at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). Jessie’s main area of interest is Chemical Biology; with a focus on fluorophore synthesis, labelling and bioassay development. Jessie teaches a range of courses including: first year (CHEM 140, 142), Organic Chemistry (CHEM 231 and 232), Integrated Organic and Inorganic Laboratory (CHEM 351), Emerging Topics and Professional Practice in Chemistry (CHEM 400), Macromolecular Chemistry of Biomolecules (CHEM 432) and Undergraduate Research Projects (CHEM 490 and 491). He has also been conducting research on video tutorial effectiveness for chemistry laboratories. Jessie has worked with the BCcampus Open Textbook project as a reviewer, author and Faculty Fellow (http://opentextbc.ca/introductorychemistry/).
Jessie can be reached at Jessie.Key – at – viu.ca