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Archive for August, 2017

Happy New Academic Year

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

As I am preparing to my 8th academic year as a Teacher at the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, I keep thinking of my role as a science educator who has a lucky opportunity to help prepare new STEM teachers. I am deliberately using the word Teacher and not Professor, as I think […]

STEM Videos for Teachers, Students and Families

Friday, August 11th, 2017

During the last year a group of my students and I have been working on creating short videos of STEM experiments that our teacher-candidates can do with their students. This project became possible thanks to the generous support of the UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund. We are very grateful for their support. Many of […]

Physics in Canada Science Outreach Issue

Friday, August 4th, 2017

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. (Carl Sagan) For the last year and a half, my colleague from Simon Fraser University, Dr. Sarah Johnson, and I have been collaborating as co-editors of a special issue of Physics in Canada, dedicated to physics […]

Getting ready for September!

Friday, August 4th, 2017

  As I am getting ready for September and for a new academic year, I keep thinking about why I like my work and why it is not a job, but a career (if not passion). This is going to be my 25th year of teaching (officially!), which makes me wonder how fast the time […]

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