Katy Hind

Assistant Teaching Professor


Bailey Hall Room 5B


1 506 453 5006

Academic interests

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  • Active learning strategies in large-enrolment courses
  • Marine Biology and Phycology

Brief biography

I am passionate about teaching first-year biology and large-enrolment courses. As a teaching professor, I strive to develop course curricula and assessments that use evidence-based methods for enhancing student learning in Biology. Students learn best using hands-on, active learning approaches and I incorporate these methods into my teaching practice.

One of my research areas focuses on pedagogy and how to incorporate the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) into Biology courses. I am also passionate about working with teaching assistants and training graduate students in Biology education.

I am a seaweed biologist and love all things algae! I have taught seaweed biodiversity courses at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre and the University of Victoria. My seaweed research focuses on understanding the ecology, biodiversity and communities of marine calcifying algae (coralline algae) around the world.

Courses taught

  • BIOL 1006: Applications in Biology
  • BIOL 1017: Applications in Biology II

Selected research

Xue, J. Y., Hind, K. R., Lemay, M. A., Mcminigal, A., Jourdain, E., Chan, C.X., and Martone, P. T. (2022) Transcriptome of the coralline alga Calliarthron tuberculosum ( Corallinales, Rhodophyta) reveals convergent evolution or a partial lignin biosynthesis pathway. PLoS ONE 17(7): e0266892.

Lemay, M.A., Chen, M.Y., Mazel, F., Hind, K.R., Starko, S., Keeling, P.J., Martone, P.T. and Parfrey L. W. (2021) Morphological complexity affects the diversity of marine microbiomes. ISME Journal. 15: 1372-1386.

Hind, K.R., Starko, S., Burt, J.M., Lemay, M.A., Salomon, A.K., and Martone, P.T. (2019) Trophic control of cryptic coralline algal diversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Hind, K.R., Gabrielson, P.W., Jensen, C., and Martone, P.T. (2018) Evolutionary reversals in Bossiella (Corallinales, Rhodophyta): First report of a coralline genus with both geniculate and non-geniculate species. Journal of Phycology. 54(6): 788-798.