If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
- George Bernard Shaw

Welcome to the Ontario Consortium of Undergraduate Biology Educators (oCUBE) site!

What is oCUBE?

 We are a community of practice: the Ontario Consortium of Undergraduate Biology Educators (oCUBE) - advancing the quality of undergraduate Biology education in Ontario universities. We began with a core group all involved in Undergraduate Biology education in Ontario universities, and interested in sharing and promoting best practises with others who are passionate about teaching.  Our network continues to grow, and will be holding our next annual May UnConference from May 22-25, 2018 (week of Victoria Day).

Check out all the 2018 UnConference details (and registration link) on this page.

Email: ocubeorg@gmail.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/oCUBEorg

oCUBE Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science:

We need your help to combat the ick of February -- post your Favourite Science-related Movie, Documentary, Ted Talk, part of a movie, etc. To add your choice to the list, click the link & the spreadsheet will open (perhaps in a different window...)


  • Check here for reminders and updates on what's happening with oCUBE and its members!
  • February Journal Club February Journal Club will be hosted by Lovaye Kajura. We will be discussing a paper about learning outcomes from a pilot medical innovations course. Ludwig, P.M.,  Nagel, J. K.,  and Lewis, E. J.  2017. Student learning outcomes from a pilot medical innovations course with nursing, engineering, and biology undergraduate students. International Journal of STEM Education 4: 33 , 1-14.  The journal club will be held on Wed Feb 21 from 12pm - 1pm. To setup for this, please send Lovaye (kajura@mcmaster.ca) your Skype handle. You may be sent a Skype request, which you will have to accept before you can be included in the group call. 
    Posted Feb 7, 2018, 2:35 PM by oCUBE Org
  • January Journal Club January Journal Club will be hosted by Marissa Dahari. We will be discussing a paper about a module for teaching how science works. Article: : Price, RM; Perez, KE. Many Paths Toward Discovery: A Module for Teaching How Science Works. Journal of College Science Teaching; 47(3): 78-87.    Here is the link to some supplementary info included the case study that is frequently referenced in this article:                             https://undsci.berkeley.edu/article/alvarez_01Please go to the following doodle poll: https://doodle.com/poll/cs6tciiu5xpem2cu    to register for your preferred time. 
    Posted Jan 17, 2018, 12:55 PM by oCUBE Org
  • November Journal Club November Journal Club will be hosted by Jessica Hill. We will be discussing a paper about self-efficacy as a driver for performance gains in active learning. Article: Ballen et al. 2017. Enhancing Diversity in Undergraduate Science: Self-efficacy Drives Performance Gains with Active Learning. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 16(4), ar56. (doi: 10.1187/cbe.16-12-0344). The journal club date and time has been set for November 24 at 1PM! Please send your skype handle to Jessica Hill (jessica.hill at utoronto.ca).
    Posted Nov 20, 2017, 6:23 AM by oCUBE Org
  • December meeting in Windsor, Dec. 19 We'll be meeting in Windsor, ON on Dec. 19. If you're planning to join us, please take a moment to register on the December 2017 in Windsor page. We'll post information about accommodations and the agenda soon!
    Posted Nov 13, 2017, 6:07 AM by oCUBE Org
  • October Journal Club The October Journal Club is hosted by Tanya Noel, and will be on Friday Oct. 27 at 11 AM.We'll be discussing:Richard, M., Coley, J. D., & Tanner, K. D. (2017). Investigating undergraduate students’ use of intuitive reasoning and evolutionary knowledge in explanations of antibiotic resistance. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 16(3), ar55.http://www.lifescied.org/content/16/3/ar55.abstractWant to join? Let Tanya know your Skype handle!
    Posted Oct 23, 2017, 12:06 PM by oCUBE Org
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