Biology

Dr. Alicia Mazari-Andersen

Dr. Mazari-Andersen has been a biology instructor for over 20 years at several institutions in British Columbia. She is currently an Open Faculty Member at Thompson Rivers University, and she is a biology instructor at Corpus Christi College. She also taught for 15 years at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, at UBC, at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, etc.

She has enjoyed teaching at Corpus Christi College, since she loves to explore with her students their academic pathway. Being a first year instructor has allowed her to support them in their decisions about which course or which areas they want to focus on in the future.

About 12 years ago, she also switched her career focus and became a holistic nutritionist. This has allowed her to have personal clients, as well as explore different holistic ways of creating wellness. She is passionate about teaching, and currently she is exploring teaching also in Latin America. You can find her at: https://naturesheal.ca/

Discipline

Biology

Education

BSc Biology, MSc Biology, PhD Botany

Previous Appointments

UBC, Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, etc.

Professional Societies

Canadian Association of Natural Nutrition Practitioners
Canadian School of Natural Nutrition Alumni Association

Other

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

BIOL 140: Laboratory Investigations in Life Science

Introductory experimental biology focused on experimental design, cell biology, genetics, evolution, and ecology.

BIOL 112: Unicellular Life

The principles of cell biology using bacteria as examples or unicellular organisms. Cell structure and function, from DNA replication to protein synthesis, with emphasis in genetic engineering applications.

BIOL 121: Biology I

This course is an introduction to our current understanding of genetics, incorporating the most important themes ranging from DNA and gene function, to model organisms and human diseases, and finally the interactions of organisms with their environment through the earth’s history. A strong emphasis is placed on scientific method, hypothesis development and testing, and these will be put to practice in a multi-part lab component.

BIOL 150: Human Anatomy & Physiology I

After finishing the course, the student will be able to: explain basic concepts in human biology and physiology. Explain the structure and function of organ systems outlined in the course content. Analyze the interconnection between different organ systems, such as nervous, endocrine, reproductive, muscular and skeletal.

BIOL 151: Human Anatomy & Physiology II

After finishing the course, the student will be able to: Explain basic concepts in human biology and physiology. Explain the structure and function of organ systems outlined in the course content. Analyze the interconnection between different organ systems, such as nervous, endocrine, reproductive, muscular and skeletal.