Christine Wong

Christine Wong, a woman with brown hair and glasses
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Associate Chair, Undergraduate
Telephone number
Building HL 244

Dr. Wong received her B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. Her graduate work investigated the role of hormones and growth factors in epimorphic regeneration. With this background in developmental biology, she moved on to do her postdoctoral research at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute in Mount Sinai Hospital where, using human umbilical cord blood, she examined the role of pluripotency genes in the clinical use of umbilical cord blood-derived stem cells. Dr. Wong left research to focus on teaching in higher education, developing and delivering a range of health science courses at various universities. During this time, she won an Early Career Teaching Award from the Department of Physiology at the University of Toronto. She joined the Department of Health and Society at the University of Toronto Scarborough as full-time teaching faculty in 2021. Dr. Wong aims to create innovative assignments for her students and creates a sense of belonging and collaboration in her courses.

Research Interests

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Higher Education

Academic Resilience

Teaching Interests


Active learning

Design thinking

Science communication