Call for Proposals: UBC Okanagan 10th Annual Learning Conference May 7th and 8th, 2014

Call for Proposals: UBC Okanagan 10th Annual Learning Conference May 7 & 8, 2014

Reflecting on Scholarly Approaches
May 7th and 8th, 2014
Okanagan Campus, 10th Annual Learning Conference Kelowna, BC  Canada
Call for Proposals Deadline: Feb. 28th, 2014

UBC’s Okanagan campus, 10th Annual Learning Conference theme, Reflecting on Scholarly Approaches, invites educators to share best practices and disseminate their research in sessions that will explore student learning, flexible learning environments, and scholarly approaches to teaching and learning in general. The Keynote Speaker for this year is Dr. Marsha Lovett, Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Director of the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence at Carnegie Mellon University and author of How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching.

Educators are invited to share their expertise and experiences in advancing student learning through evidence-based practice. The conference intends to explore questions such as how can research inform my teaching and hence enhance the student learning experience; how do students learn best; what does the research say about approaches to teaching and learning that are most effective? How can we approach teaching and learning within large classes? How can we integrate undergraduate research into our teaching? What best practices retain first year students? What is being done in classrooms to address sustainability? 21st century skill development?

All interested individuals or groups are invited to submit proposals for 50 minute sessions. Each session is expected to have an interactive component. Formats may include discussions, roundtables, and presentations.
Cost to faculty and registrants from external institutions is $100. Register online at
Deadline for submission of proposals: February 28, 2014. Submit proposals online at:

The 10th annual learning conference is in one of the world’s great wine regions, in the heart of Canada’s Okanagan Valley. The Annual Spring Okanagan Wine Festival will occur during  the conference, May 1-11, 2014. A sparkling blue lake, sprawling vineyards and orchards, remarkable championship golf courses and wide open spaces give the region its warm, rural character. British Columbia’s world-renowned natural beauty provides stunning scenic vistas that wrap around the cosmopolitan city of Kelowna and the University of British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan campus, where the conference is held. Abundant recreational, cultural and dining experiences combined with majestic mountains, refreshing waters and lush orchards have made the Okanagan Valley one of Canada’s most beloved vacation destinations.
For more information contact Heather Hurren (807-9288 or

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