Simon Gadbois

University Teaching Fellow

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Related Information

Research Website

Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

Email: Simon.Gadbois@dal.ca
Phone: (902) 494-8848
Fax: (902) 494-6585
Mailing Address: 
Dalhousie University, Life Sciences Centre, Rm 3326, 1355 Oxford Street, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
 
Research Topics:
  • Animal behaviour
  • Animal Learning
  • Olfactory processing in Animals
  • Neuroethology of action sequences
  • Behavioural endocrinology of social behaviour and stress
  • Canids and other carnivores
  • Reptiles

Research Interests

I study domestic and wild canids (wolves, coyotes, and red foxes). I have studied the behavioural endocrinology and social behaviour of wolves (socioendocrinology; with John Fentress and Peter McLeod) as well as food caching action sequences in red foxes, coyotes and wolves (with John Fentress and Fred Harrington). I am currently focussed on olfactory processing in canids and the applications of canine scent processing, particularly with wildlife conservation dogs (dogs trained to search and track species at risk, particularly Nova Scotian reptiles, i.e., Northern ribbon snakes, wood turtles) and dogs used for biomedical detection, diagnosis and assistance (for diabetes and anxiety/PTSD).

Education

BPS, MAPS (Moncton)
PhD (Dalhousie)

Teaching


PSYO 2000—Research Methods in Experimental Psychology
NESC 2007—Neuroscience Principles and Methods
NESC/PSYO 2160—Animal Behaviour
NESC 3162—Advanced Animal Behaviour
NESC/PSYO 4160—Topics in Behavioural Biology
PSYO 6160—Comparative (Animal) Psychology
NESC/PSYO—4140 Topics in Animal Learning
NESC/PSYO—6240 Topics in Animal Learning
PSYO 7100—Seminar in Teaching Effectiveness