Plenary Speaker

More information on the complete schedule will be available once we have registration numbers. For now, here’s what we do know…

Plenary Talk: Dr. Sumer Seiki

Dr. Seiki presents as an asian woman, with long dark hair. She is wearing a dark shirt in this image.

Talk Title: Making Positive Impacts: Connecting social justice and science instruction

Speaker Bio: Dr. Seiki has an extensive background in education and has held several positions including Assistant Dean, Director of Teacher Education Programs at the University of California, Riverside School of Education and Associate Professor of Science Education. She has a PhD in Science Education, a Master of Science, and a Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology, and has taught biology courses, ethnic studies courses, science for social justice courses, etc. at various California community colleges and universities.

In recognition of her research contributions to education, Dr. Seiki was awarded the 2020 American Education Research Association Early Career Award from the Narrative SIG. She continues to research the intersection of community cultural wealth and science education, and is passionate about transforming science curriculum to be more inclusive and accessible to diverse learners.

Link to Dr. Seiki’s University profile.


2023 BC BIO – Recommended Accommodations

When you are ready to make reservations for accommodations for BCBIO, we recommend Four points by Sheraton –  Kelowna Airport.  This hotel is conveniently located very close to the YLW, and very close to UBCO.  The hotel offers shuttles to the Airport and the UBC campus.


If you are interested in staying someplace else, you are welcome to find other accommodations.  Kelowna has many hotels available at  a wide range of price points.  If you are an articulation representative attending the BC BAC meeting, that meeting will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday (MAY 9-10).   BCBIO is scheduled for Thursday, MAY 11.  

Four Points – Kelowna airport hotel

Rewards Category 4 Points needed per night

Offering a gateway to the Okanagan’s numerous outdoor activities, Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport is the perfect home base for British Columbia adventures. Arrive at our hotel via a complimentary shuttle from Kelowna International Airport and enjoy our prime location near the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia, as well as scenic lakes, golf courses and wineries. We welcome you with modern designs and homelike comforts for short and extended stays. You’ll discover free Wi-Fi, pillowtop mattresses and flat-screen TVs in all of our spacious rooms. Select suites provide fully equipped kitchens for your convenience. When hunger strikes, order room service or head to our on-site restaurant for a selection of tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Professionals will appreciate our on-site meeting spaces, and active travelers can take advantage of our 24-hour fitness centre and indoor swimming pool with a waterslide. Plan a successful stay at Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport.

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BC Bio 2023 – Registration is now open!!

Hello past and future BC Bio attendees!

This email is to notify you that registration fr BC Bio is now open! Please follow the link below to register for both the in-person and live-streamed versions of this meeting, which will be held on Thursday May 11th, at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna, BC.
Link here:
This link will also allow you to sign up to give talks, and suggest roundtable discussions. Note that we will be adding additional information, including lodging information, to this website very soon, for those that need it. So please check back often!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Robin and the rest of the BC Bio team
(P.S. Please forward this to anyone that you feel might be interested in attending. The more the merrier!)

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