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Seminars, Workshops, and Conferences Attended.

Innovations in Learning, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 7th Annual UBC-O Learning Conference, May 5 & 6, Kelowna, BC

Northern Voice 2011, Blogging and Social Media Conference, UBC May 2011

UBC Faculty of Science Supper Series, 2010-ongoing

CWSEI Reading Group Discussions, 2010 – ongoing

Science Based Teaching, Professional Development Seminars, TAG, Oct 22nd, 2010

Health and Environment Reporting in a Connected World, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, November 6th, 2009

UBC 9th Annual Learning Conference, TAG, October 29th, 2009

ASMCUE 2009 , 16th Annual ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators, May 28-31, 2009, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO

Innovations in Science Learning, 3rd Annual BC Science Outreach Workshop, March 13th, 2009, Vancouver, BC

TAG Portfolio Community of Practice. The Do’s and Don’ts of Developing a Portfolio. @UBC facilitated by John Egan, Isabeau Iqbal, and Roselynn Verwoord, February 25th, 2009

Evaluation of Your Student’s Learning. TAG studio session @ UBC facilitated by Luisa Canuto and Jan Johnson, Jan 27th, 2009

2008 UBC Learning Conference “Bring Goals to Fruition” Learning Goals Workshop, presented by members of the UBC Earth and Ocean Sciences Science Education Initiative, @UBC, October 2nd, 2008

2008 Workshop Series for Junior Faculty at UBC Science, “Teaching scientifically & the CWSEI.” Speaker: Carl Wieman, @UBC Sept 26th, 2008

2008 Workshop Series for Junior Faculty at UBC Science, “How People learn – the Science of Learning.” Speaker: Carl Wieman, @UBC Sept 19th, 2008

Scientists & Innovators in the Schools volunteer training workshop, Telus World of Science, Sept 15th, 2008

UBC e-Strategy Townhall, Here and Virtually There – UBC and the Digital Generation, @UBC June 11, 2008

ASMCUE 2008 – ASM Annual Conference for Undergraduate Educators, Endicott College, Beverly, MA, May 30-June 1st, 2008

Comic Pedagogy – Now that’s a laugh! TAG seminar @ UBC facilitated by Elaine Decker, Kwantlen College, May 27, 2008

All the World’s a Stage: Teachers as actors. TAG seminar @ UBC facilitated by Greg Bole, UBC, May 26, 2008

Science with Impact workshop facilitated by Dr. Naeve Kelly from Let’s Talk Science, VPL, Vancouver, May 8th, 2008

Future Directions in Science Journalism, presented by the Science Journalism Research Group @ UBC, November 9 & 10, 2007

ISoTL Invited Scholars Seminar. Dr. Daniel J Bernstein. Part 1: Engaging students outside of class as a tool for enhanced learning. Part 2: Inquiry into effective teaching with one hand tied behind your back. November 22, 2006

UBC Learning Conference: At a Crossroads in Teaching: Reflection, Innovation, Technology, Learning, May 11-12, 2006, UBC

Putting Electronic Teaching Portfolios into Practice: e-Portfolios for reflection and professional growth. June 2nd, 2006, half day workshop from the TAG Institute, UBC.

Special lecture presented on November 21, 2005 by Nobel Laureate, Dr. Carl Weiman (Physics), entitled “Science Education in the 21st Century”. This hour and a half talk can be downloaded or streamed from UBC’s digital content page. Listen to the Lecture

2005/2006 CS Distinguished Lecture Series. October 6th, 2005. An entertaining and thought provoking talk presented by Dr. Owen Astrachan from Duke University entitled, “The cruelty of really teaching Computer Science redux.”

Instructional Skills Workshop, 3 day workshop offered through the Teaching and Academic Growth (TAG) at UBC, August 2005

UBC 4th Annual Learning Conference, Scholarship and Reflection in Teaching and Learning, May 3-4, 2004, UBC

“Mentor’s Network Meeting”, held by the organizing committee of the Canadian Bioinformatics Workshop Series for the purposes of a major curricula review. I played a role in organizing the agenda, attended the meeting, and facilitated sessions. Vancouver, BC, January 30-31, 2004

Workshop on Education in Bioinformatics (WEB) 2002”, held in conjunction with the 2002 International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB), Edmonton, AB, August 2002.

“Mentor’s Network Meeting”, held by the organizers committee of the Canadian Bioinformatics Workshop Series for the purposes of instructional skills professional development. Vancouver, BC, 2001

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