Peter Heinermann - University of Ottawa

Professor: Peter Heinermann
Department: Science
College: University of Ottawa
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: BIO2135
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I had him for the lab of BIO2135 and his lab tests are very difficult to succeed at. The postlab quizzes were on a weird website that malfunctioned half the time and corrected your answer as wrong when it was right. The biological drawing was overly grandiose and complicated and his instructions were very vague. Hand it in early for a 20% increase.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: BIO2135
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Teaches the lab component of the class. Labs are interesting but the biological drawing is really hard and takes a lot of time. Lab exams are really hard, you have to memorize 100s of figures to do well. Would not recommend. Not related but also looks like that old man smiling meme.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: BIO2135
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The worst lab in uottawa. biological drawing useless, lab exam not fair, I dont know what is the point that make the lab this tough, lab at least take 10 hours each week to study for it,
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: BIO2135
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The professor is a very nice man, he lets me ask him questions even not during his office hours. Very accommodating. Although the marking scheme for the lab is clear, the grading itself is tough... The biological assignment took me 21 hours in total to finish. This part of the course is very work heavy compared to the lecture portion itself.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: BIO2129
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He was relatively clear about what he wanted, but seems to expect far more information in the discussion than is humanly possible to fit. He seems like a very pleasant man, it is really unfortunate that his grading is so harsh, this lab component will likely SEVERELY drop your grade.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: BIO2129
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Ridiculously tough grading on lab reports, seems to think above 60 is a good grade. So much for med school.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: BIO2535
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
1 lab report, 1 biological drawing + portfolio, 10 quizzes, 1 final. Everything is SUPER detail oriented. Quizzes aren't too bad, sucks that you have a time limit, screenshot wrong answers, e-mail him, often adds the point if he agrees with you. Lab final absolutely sucks. 55 stations, you have 1.5mins to answer questions that are way too specific
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: BIO2129
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Heinermann is probably one of the nicest people I have ever met. I don't get why he has terrible reviews. He is such a goofball and really cares for his students. Yes the labs suck and are a pain, but he is always there to help! Go to his office hours and legit just ask him for help - He will help you, and if you are on his good side it's amazing!
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: BIO2135
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Heinermann won't hesitate to help you if you have any questions in the lab and he is quite helpful if you see him during office hours. He won't sugarcoat things for you though, so if you are doing something obviously wrong, he'll let you know. Just don't be so fragile and actually listen to him, it will benefit you. Use digidiv before every lab!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: BIOA
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Had him in 2003-2004, and he was useless then. Very arrogant, utterly unhelpful, terrible labs. The exceptions were the labs for Animal Form and Function with Jon Houseman, probably thanks to Houseman's sheer awesomeness.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: BIO2535
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Heinermann is very helpful with everything I go see him with. I have seen students complain about them but its usually because they come at him as if they have dominion over him. He has worked for many years, give the man some respect when you go ask him for favors!!
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: BIO2137
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr Heinermann is super helpful! the only problem is that the labs are marked sooo hard, and even if u understand the concept u lose marks for silly things like the table set up, and spacing.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: BIO2135
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I don't really understand why people dislike him so much. He's always been really nice to me when I have talked to him. I think he's a nice person and the labs aren't that bad.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: BIO2133
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
the labs for this course are the most useless labs you will ever do in your life. he also does not care about feedback given since the labs have been the same for years. finally, what the hell was the point of that salivary gland lab? almost nobody manages to isolate the glands, yet the lab never gets modified. the lab explanations are useless.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: BIO2137
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
IMPOSSIBLE!!! His lab quizzes are impossible, and his manual is full of random information not pertaining to the actual lab. It's basically loads of background information noone cares about.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: BCH3356
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Although Dr Heinermann was not the lab coordinator, he was a member of the support staff for this course (lab). He was always keen to help, willing to give hours of his time to help students redo their botched experiments. He also took the time to explain all misunderstood concepts with clarity and patience. No problems with him in my experience!
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: BIO2135
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Absolutely useless.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: BIO2137
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Worst prof I have had hands down. He is arrogant and rude. After doing a biological drawing assignment and getting an A, he remarked the worst one in our section and the best one, giving them lower marks. He then rescaled everyone's mark accordingly and I ended up with a B+. He insists on the average being <60 even if students are capable of more
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: BIOLABS
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
What you should expect from his labs: memorize and be able to regurgitate the entire lab manual, irrelevant material pertaining to other courses like statistics, horrible instructions for the lab reports, basically copping and pasting numbers around Excel mindlessly for hours, and sweating blood for every lab report.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: BIO2137
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is horrible. His lab manuals are unclear. He was just bad at explaining anything. He assigned equations from classes that are not a prerequisite or corequisit for the class. When he saw problems with the course he pretty much said tough luck it wont be changed. It felt like i wasted so much time in his class.
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