June 2020

Archive for the 'Conferences' Category

CSSE 2019 at UBC

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

On June 1-6, 2019, UBC hosted the conference of the Canadian Society for the Studies in Education. This was very lucky for me and for many UBC graduate students who could attend a conference right at home. The Conference has a very active SERG  (Science Education Research Group) that organized a number of very relevant […]

UBC Celebrate Learning Week

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

My team and I are very excited to participate in the 11th Annual UBC Celebrate Learning Week. We are presenting a poster on the 3D Learning project we have been involved in. We have been working on the OmniGlobe project with the UBC Pacific Museum of Earth, on Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) […]

Cross-Canada forum: STEM in teacher education – A Canadian perspective

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

On April 9, 2019 I was invited to participate in a very interesting panel organized by the OISE’s (Ontario Institute for the Studies in Education) Science, Mathematics and Technology (SMT) Centre and the Canadian Science Education Research Group (SERG). These two organizations co-hosted this cross-Canada forum titled: STEM in Teacher Education – A Canadian Perspective. […]

Breakthrough discovery in astronomy: Press conference

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

I wish this news were shared with the world on a global scale! This is huge!

STEM 2020 Conference at UBC

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

My colleagues and I have been working for month on organizing the next STEM in Education Conference here at UBC in the summer of 2020. This is the second time we will be hosting this conference here in Vancouver. This international conference is the result of the original collaboration between three universities: Queensland University of […]

2018 STEM in Education Conference in Brisbane

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

I am very fortunate to be able to attend the STEM in Education 2018 conference organized by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. I am a Co-Chair of the 2020 STEM in Education Conference that will take place at UBC in 2020. This conference was one of the best I have attended […]

Feeling Proud of my Students!

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Today I participated in BC Association of Physics Teachers Professional Development event. It was a very successful event and I wrote about it on the BCAPT web site. However, what made it especially memorable and special for me is that I had an opportunity to meet my former students who are now physics teachers in […]

40th UBC Physics Olympics

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

  We held our 40th UBC Physics Olympics today: . It was an extraordinary event. We had 6 very successful heats that the students were very excited about. We also had a record number of teams and students: 73 teams and 721 students. We had teams from all over BC and we had teams […]

Presenting at BCAPT Professional Development Day

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

This winter I helped to organize a professional development day for BC physics educators. We gathered at Capilano University and spent a day discussing how we teach physics, how students learn physics, and how we can use technology to engage students with physics in a meaningful way. To learn more about the event visit BC […]

Presenting at Conferences: Death by PowerPoint

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

I always thought that effective communication is crucial for promoting science education. And even though I have been an educator for almost quarter of a century now. I always feel that I can be a better communicator of science. This is the reason why for the last eight years I have been actively involved in […]

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