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Sean Landsman

Instructor, Institute of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science

Degrees:MSc (Carleton), Ph.D. (University of PEI)
Phone:613-520-2600 ext. 7073
Office:4410 Herzberg Building, Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON
K1S 5B6

Education Background

BSc – 2009 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MSc – 2011 from Carleton University

PhD – 2018 from the University of Prince Edward Island

Background and Interests

I am a self-proclaimed “fish nerd” with an undying passion for all things fishy. My formal scientific training is, indeed, in fisheries science, but my interests have broadened in recent years. Today, while still interested in anything to do with fish, I am keenly interested in the practice and science of science communication.

In addition to teaching several courses in the Interdisciplinary Science and Practice program, including ISAP 3003 “Science Communication,” I am also an active practitioner of science communication. I work as a freelance photographer and writer, having published in outlets such as National Geographic, the CBC, Saltscapes, and more.

Prospective Students

I am currently accepting (and actively recruiting) undergraduate students interested in completing an Honour’s program. Please contact me directly if interested in exploring possible opportunities.

Even if you are not interested in an Honour’s program, please contact me if you would like to gain more experience as a science communicator. If you have a passion for creative writing, photography, videography, graphic design, and/or illustration, please reach out to discuss potential opportunities.