8th Annual Learning Conference Scholarly Approaches: Evidence-Informed Teaching and Learning

Event Type: 
University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus) Kelowna, British Columbia
Event Date: 
May 2, 2012 - May 3, 2012
Event Time: 
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration is now open!

This year's conference will host over 40 presenters from 9 different campuses including the University of Waterloo, University of Calgary, McMaster University & Queen's University.
The conference will open with a keynote by Dr. Geoff Norman, Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Dimensions of Clinical Expertise, Assistant Dean of The Programme for Educational Research and Development at McMaster University.
The second day will open with a keynote address by Dr. Christopher Knapper, entitled "Teaching for Deeper and Lifelong Learning". Dr. Knapper is founding president of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and Professor Emeritus at Queens University.

An educational wine-tasting event will be held on Wednesday, May 2nd at 4:00pm for a cost of $10.00. Learn the "how to's" and the essence of Okanagan wines. Limited spaces are available for the event so register early.

The complete conference program may be accessed online at http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ctl/conference/program/.

Registration is free for all UBC Vancouver and Okanagan faculty and staff. Register online at http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ctl/conference/registerFaculty and registrants from other institutions is $100.

The 8th annual learning conference is in one of the world's great wine regions, in the heart of Canada's Okanagan Valley. 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. The Annual Spring Okanagan Wine Festival will occur immediately following the conference, May 4-11, 201.