Alexander (Sandy) Briggs

Sandy

Assistant Teaching Professor

BSc (Mt Allison)
MSc (St Andrews)
PhD (Victoria)

Office: Elliott 313
Phone: +1 250-721-7163
Fax: +1 250-721-7147
Email: briggsag@uvic.ca

Interests

My primary interest is in Chemical Education. I enjoy helping students learn about Chemistry, and for me it is important to try to make my courses interesting, engaging, and useful in the sometimes-challenging context of larger classes. I have a research background in organic chemistry, heterocyclic synthesis, and electron paramagnetic resonance, so I call myself an Organic Chemist or a Physical-Organic Chemist, depending on what day I am asked. Since those times I have branched out to teach Bio-Organic Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry in addition to my usual General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry programs. I also administer the Introductory Organic Chemistry Program.

For more information about the wider range of my interests you can check out my personal web site at http://www.tinoxygentungsten.com.

Teaching

Dr Briggs regularly teaches, or has taught, Chemistry 101 and 102 (Introductory), Chemistry 231 and Chemistry 232 (Organic), Chemistry 302 and 303 (Industrial), and Chemistry 434/634 (Physical Organic).