Paul Ashwell

University of Toronto

I am a Teaching Stream Assistant Professor in Earth Science in the Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences at the University of Toronto, Mississauga ( My passions are teaching Earth Science in the field, and volcanology, both of which I gained through my PhD and post-PhD work as a Senior Tutor at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Conference Presentations (2)

Introducing a virtual database of rock outcrops of Southern Ontario part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2022:Program:Oral Sessions:Thursday Oral Session B
A fundamental aspect of undergraduate Earth Science teaching is the application of knowledge and theory learned in the classroom on rock outcrops during field trips. During the COVID-19 pandemic, in person field ...

Preparation for Geoscience Fieldtrips: The benefits of field training for confidence part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday B
Fieldtrips are often one of the foundations of a geoscience undergraduate degree, and are at the core of many degree programs. In undergraduate courses taught prior to fieldtrips, students are taught skills in ...

Other Contribution (1)

Teaching Volcanology part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Roundtable Discussions
Volcanology is an exciting and engaging topic within Earth Sciences. It is rich with opportunities for students to learn about volcanoes and their processes through visual and interactive means. This discussion ...