Annual Science Education Open House

Hosted by Skylight and the CWSEI

Monday April 11, 2016

All are welcome

Earth Sciences Building (ESB), 2207 Main Mall, UBC

9:00-9:30am Coffee in the atrium

Posters available to browse

9:30-11:30am Morning Session - ESB 1012

  • Ian Cavers, Assoc. Dean Academic: Remarks on behalf the Dean's Office
  • Gülnur Birol, Director of Skylight, and Warren Code, Assoc. Director of Skylight: Overview and updates of teaching and learning activities across the Faculty of Science
  • Lacey Samuels, Head of Botany: UBC joining the Center for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Network
Three talks highlighting major projects in improving lab courses:
  • Natalie Schimpf, Pamela Kalas, and Kathy Nomme, Life Sciences: Biology 140 Renewal; Responding to Student Feedback
  • Vishakha Monga, Chemistry: Developing the 300-level Integrated Laboratory in Chemistry
  • Doug Bonn, Physics & Astronomy: Scientific Reasoning in First-Year Physics Labs

11:30am-1:00pm Poster Session with refreshments in the atrium

Details on what's happening in the departments

1:00-2:30pm Workshops (rooms TBA)

Two parallel sessions will be offered; choose from:
First-Year Student Experience: Sharing what has been learned about attitudes, skills & wellness for a continuing discussion
Well-prepared students: Motivating Students Before and During Class

Questions? Please feel free to contact Warren Code ( with any questions about the event.