Take Haloumi, my dog, for a walk.
8:30 - 10:00
Respond to e-mails and phone calls; review lecture notes.
10:00 - 11:30
Teach Metamorphic Geology class (20 students, 75 minutes).
1:30 - 3:00
Attend Undergraduate Committee meeting - this committee deals with curriculum issues and student concerns.
3:30 - 4:30
Drop by Metamorphic geology laboratory - this lab is taught by a graduate student teaching assistant; I drop by to chat with my students and provide some assistance to the TA.
4:30 – 6:00
Research time - writing or working in laboratory.


Walk in the park with Haloumi.
8:30 - 9:00
Respond to e-mail and phone calls.
9:00 - 10:00
Meet with graduate student to discuss his/her thesis progress.
10:00 - 11:00
Teleconference call for Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) committee.
11:00 am - 1:30
Review and revise lecture notes.
1:30 - 2:30
School of Earth and Ocean Sciences (SEOS) faculty meeting - we meet once a month to discuss a variety of issues like our teaching programs, research opportunities, and administrative details.
2:30 - 4:00
Lecture for Introduction to Earth System Science II class (150 students, 75 minutes).
4:00 - 6:00
Research time or course preparation - depends on which is more pressing.
Review manuscript for a scientific journal.


Take Haloumi, my dog, for a walk.
8:30 - 9:00
Respond to e-mails.
9:00 - 9:45
Meet with graduate student Teaching Assistants for Intro to Earth System Science II class.
9:45 - 10:30
Coffee with colleagues.
10:30 - 1:00
Research time - writing or working in laboratory.
1:00 - 2:00
Meeting with ICP-MS lab manager to discuss project.
2:00 - 6:00
Review and revise lecture notes; catch up on correspondence.


Walk in the park with Haloumi.
8:30 - 10:00
Faculty of Science Advisory committee meeting.
10:00 - 11:
Metamorphic Geology class.
11:30 - 12:30
Run errands off campus.
12:30 - 2:30
Research time - writing or working in the laboratory.
2:30 - 3:00
Meet with Teaching Assistant for Metamorphic Geology.
3:30 - 6:00
Review and revise lecture notes.


Walk in the park with Haloumi
8:30 - 9:30
Office hours - I have an open door policy which means that students are welcome to drop by to see me at any time; if they come by during this time period they are sure to find me in.
9:30 - 2:20
Research time or course preparation - depends on which is more pressing.
2:30 - 4:00
Lecture for Introduction to Earth System Science II.
4:00 - 5:00
Clean desk and make list for weekend projects.
Home to walk Haloumi and relax.

Kathryn Gillis

  • Associate Professor, Earth and Ocean Sciences
  • University of Victoria

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