Annual Science Education Open House

An annual spring showcase of teaching and learning projects across UBC Science with talks, a poster session, and workshops.

2024 Open House

When: Tuesday, April 30th, 2024
Where: Earth Sciences Building (ESB), 1st Floor Lobby and Atrium

Hosted by Skylight: Science Centre for Learning and Teaching

Event Schedule

  • 9:00am - Registration
    • Check in at registration desk, coffee and snacks available
  • 9:30am - Morning Session, Part 1
    • Welcome and schedule overview
    • Remarks from Mark MacLachlan, Dean pro tem
    • Invited speaker: Kim Hellemans, Carleton University (see poster for details)
  • 10:45am - Break
    • Coffee and snacks available
  • 11:00am - Morning Session, Part 2
    • Short presentations on teaching and learning projects in UBC Science:
      • SCIE 113 Expansion and Curriculum Renewal - Marcia Graves (Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UBCV)
      • Towards Ungrading a Large Organic Chemistry Teaching Laboratory - Jay Wickenden (Department of Chemistry, UBCV)
    • Highlights from the Skylight team
    • Morning session closing remarks
  • 12:00pm - Lunch
    • Lunch and socializing with colleagues, food will remain available during the poster session
  • 12:30pm - Poster Session


Please click the link below to register in advance and help us plan our program and catering. 

Present a Poster (Optional)

We invite all attendees to present a poster (including simple or previously presented posters) from any teaching and learning projects in (or in partnership with) the Faculty of Science at our afternoon poster session.  

If you would like to participate in the poster session, please click the link below to submit your poster details (title, author list, etc.). 

You are welcome to register for the Open House and then submit your poster details at a later time. The submission deadline for the poster session has been extended to April 25th, 2024.

More Information

Additional details will be added to this page closer to the event date. Please contact us at if you have any questions or feedback about this or the previous years' events.

We look forward to seeing you at the Open House!

Past Events