Andrew (Andy) Dicks joined the University of Toronto Chemistry Department in 1997 and was hired as a teaching-stream faculty member four years later. He has research interests in undergraduate laboratory instruction that involve designing novel and stimulating experiments, particularly those that showcase green chemistry principles. Following promotion in 2006, he became associate chair of undergraduate studies and developed an ongoing interest in improving the student experience in his department. He has earned several pedagogical awards, including the Chemical Institute of Canada Award for Chemical Education, a 2011 American Chemical Society-Committee on Environmental Improvement Award for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education and a 2012 Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) Teaching Award. Dicks has additionally edited a book for teaching green chemistry Green Organic Chemistry in Lecture and Laboratory, co-authored a primer covering green chemistry metrics, and is currently editing a book entitled Problem-Solving Exercises in Green Chemistry and Sustainability. In 2014 he was the co-chair of the 23rd IUPAC International Conference on Chemistry Education which was held in Toronto.
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