Michelle French

Teaching Stream


University of Toronto, Department of Physiology, Medical Sciences Building, Room 3368,1 King's College Circle, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 1A8
Research Interests
Scholarship of teaching and learning

Degrees: M.Sc. 1986, Ph.D. 1991

Courses Taught: PSL190H (organizer), PSL201Y (organizer), PSL300H, PSL301H (organizer), PSL404H (organizer)

Research Synopsis

Keywords: Pedagogy, teaching, learning


Within the Department of Physiology:
Nohjin Kee

Outside of the Department of Physiology: 

Melody Neumann Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto, Canada
Franco Taverna Human Biology, University of Toronto, Canada
Lena Paulo Kushnir/ Office of the Dean/Teaching Technology Support/University of Toronto


Recent Publications


Kajiura L, Smit J, Montpetit C, Kelly T, Waugh J, Rawle F, Clark J, Neumann M and French M. (2014) Knowledge mobilization across boundaries with the use of novel organizational structures, conferencing strategies, and technological tools: The Ontario Consortium of Undergraduate Biology Educators (oCUBE) Model. Collected Essays on Teaching and Learning 7(1) (


French, M (2014) Student oral presentations: how to engage ALL students in the class. 9th Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium: Planning for change: responding to change, University of Toronto, November 3, 2014.

French, M (2014) Developing freshman research skills and an appreciation of the scientific method via a research-based seminar course. American Physiological Society Institute on Teaching and Learning Conference, Bar Harbor, Maine, June 23-27, 2014.

Taverna, F, French, M, Neumann, M, Paulo Kushnir, L, Harlow, J, Harrison, D, Bank, C, Browning, C, Kutas, C, Serbanescu, RM and Ing K (2014) Student textbook use in the sciences – How do they read and does it matter? Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Meeting, Kingston, Ontario, June 17-20, 2014.

French M and Kee N (2013) Lessons learned from the development and evaluation of integrative animations in physiology. 12th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL 2013), Sophia Antipolis, France, October 30-31, 2013.

French M (2013) Using real-life mini cases to explore key physiological principles in lectures. 14th Annual Conference on Case Study Teaching in Science, Buffalo, New York, September 20-21, 2013.

Kajiura L, Smit J, Montpetit C, Kelly T, French, M, and Haffie T (2013) Inter-Institutional Knowledge Mobilization: The Ontario Consortium of Undergraduate Biology Educators Model. 2013 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference, Sydney, Nova Scotia, June 2013.