Jay Maillet

University Instructor

I leverage student individuality and diversity by providing meaningful ways for my students to take ownership over their learning, allowing them to build on interest and experience as they develop new understanding.


2020 - 2021

Instructor, RRM 421

Group Project in Renewable Resource Management – USask

Currently responsible for the remote delivery of this course to a group of 16 students. This is the group project based capstone course for students in Renewable Resource Management (RRM). My main goal in this position is to sacrifice as little as possible in terms of student experience, regardless of our new set of circumstances.

2018 - 2019

Co-Instructor, ENVS 401

Sustainability in Action – USask

Developed and delivered modules, lectures, in-class activities, and assignments, based on student need. Provided hands-on guidance and support for students as they developed group-based sustainability initiatives.

  • Average SEEQ score of 4.7/5 across nine core areas.
2017 - 2018

Instructor, PLSC 213

Principles of Plant Ecology – USask

Solely responsible for this class of 125 students. Developed new material for lectures, exams, and assignments. Leveraged technological knowhow with Blackboard and TopHat to increase student engagement and participation.

  • Average SEEQ score of 4.5/5 across nine core areas.
  • Top 20% of instructors in the college of Agriculture and Bioresources.
2016 - 2020

Teaching Assistant, ASKI 101.3

Field Studies in the Environment – USask

Developed and delivered field based activities and an introductory lecture on forests to a diverse group of indigenous land managers as a part of the Kanawayiheteytan Askiy program.

  • Invited back five-years running for each iteration of the course.
2014 - 2018

Tutorial Leader, ENVS 110

Renewable Resources and Environment – USask

Responsible for developing and delivering field and lab-based activities as well as mentoring the other teaching assistants in the class.

2012 - 2013

Teaching Assistant, GENS 3401

Research Methods in Environmental Science – MTA

Provided support for ~18 students as they developed original research questions in an unbounded field environment, and saw them through to completion.

Teaching Evaluations

RRM 421: Group Project in Renewable Resource Management

ENVS 401: Sustainability in Action

PLSC 213: Principles of Plant Ecology




Environment and Sustainability 

University of Saskatchewan



Environment and Sustainability 

University of Saskatchewan


B.Sc. (Hons.)

Environmental Science 

Mount Allison University

Teaching Accolades


Provost’s Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award

I was unanimously selected, from a competitive pool of nominees, to receive this award. This selection was based on my willingness to indigenize my teaching, for my work providing field-based and experiential learning opportunities, and for my commitment to professional growth.


Top 20% of Instructors in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources

Awarded based on my SEEQ scores for PLSC 213: Principles of Plant Ecology. 



Metsaranta, J., Mamet, S., Maillet, J., Barr, A.G. (2020) Comparison of tree-ring and eddy-covariance derived annual ecosystem production estimates for jack pine and trembling aspen forests in Saskatchewan, Canada. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (in review).

Pappas C., Maillet, J., Rakowski, S., Baltzer, J.L., Barr, A.G., Black, A., Fatichi, S., Matheny, A.M, Roy, A., Sonnentag, O., Zha, T. (2020) Aboveground tree growth is a minor and decoupled fraction of boreal forest carbon input. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 290 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2020.108030


Pappas C., Baltzer J.L., Barr A., Black T.A., Bohrer G., Detto M., Maillet J., Matheny A.M., Roy A., Sonnentag O., Stephens J. (2018) Boreal Tree Light- and Water-Use: Asynchronous, Diverging, yet Complementary. Tree Physiology 38(7): 953-964 https://doi.org/10.1093/treephys/tpy043


Maillet, J., Laroque, C.P., Bonsal, B. (2017) A dendroclimatological assessment of shelterbelt trees in a moisture limited environment. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology 237: 30-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.02.003

Technical Skills

  • Ample experience with Blackboard and TopHat for building course content and student engagement.
  • Experience building a virtual learning community and with remote course delivery. Familiar with: WebEx, WebEx Training Centre, Zoom, and BB Collaborate.
  • Proficient with R statistical software and programming language.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Language Skills
English - Fluent
French - Fluent
Spanish - Rudimentary

Jay Maillet, PhD

College of Agriculture and Bioresources
University of Saskatchewan
51 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8
phone 306-850-9445
email j.maillet@usask.ca