Chemistry Educators Convene to Discuss Pandemic Teaching and Learning at Celebrate Learning Week 2021

During Celebrate Learning Week 2021 chemistry educators (and a few additional folks!) from the UBC Okanagan and Vancouver campuses came together via videoconference to discuss teaching and learning online during the pandemic. The discussion was thoughtful and lively, and the knowledge exchange will undoubtedly be influential for our fall course planning and beyond. The dual-campus […]

Western States Chemistry Education Group Meeting Report

Eight Chemistry teaching faculty and one undergraduate travelled to Seattle to join the Western States Chemical Education Group conference last weekend. While the major themes of the meeting were inclusion, diversity and access; posters and talks were welcomed on all aspects of chemical education. We enjoyed a talk by Scott Freeman (of biology textbook fame), […]

CER Group Meeting February 15, 2019

On February 15th, the Department’s Science Education Specialist Dr. Jeanette Leeuwner presented an overview of UBC’s new CHEM 100 course, Foundations of Chemistry. CHEM 100 was created to prepare students for first-year chemistry (CHEM 121 and 123) at UBC. Students without Grade 12 chemistry (or equivalent) write the Chemistry Basic Skills Test (BST) and are placed into […]



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