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).

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!
  • August 2017 Journal Club Our Journal club will be hosted by Dennis Kolosov and based on the following paper: Improvements from a Flipped Classroom May Simply Be the Fruits of Active Learning. (2015). Jensen et al. CBE, 14:1-12. Here is the article link: http://www.lifescied.org/content/14/1/ar5.full.pdf+html. If you are intereste din participating, please complete a Doodle poll using this link: https://beta.doodle.com/poll/m48pkh6yiixgrb2h. If you sign up for the journal club using the doodle poll, please email Dennis (kolosovd at mcmaster.ca) with your Skype email/handle by Friday Aug, 18th.
    Posted Aug 10, 2017, 10:16 AM by oCUBE Org
  • July 2017 Online Journal Club The July journal club will be hosted by Sanja Hinic-Frlog. We will discuss Cavanagh et al.'s 2016 paper about student buy-in into active learning (doi:  10.1187/cbe.16-07-0212). If you are interested, please join the journal club discussion on July 26 at 2PM through Appear.In (https://appear.in/sanja.hinic.frlog).
    Posted Jul 26, 2017, 8:38 AM by oCUBE Org
  • Online journal Club for January The January journal club will be hosted by Kirsten Poling and the paper will be Walter, E.M. Henderson, C.R. Beach A.E. and Cody T. Williams. (2016) Introducing the Postsecondary Instructional Practices Survey (PIPS): A Concise, Interdisciplinary, and Easy-to-Score Survey. CBE Life Sciences Education 15(4), ar53, 1–11. Based on the votes the meeting will take place on Monday January 30th at 11 am. Please email Kirsten (kpoling@uwindsor.ca) with your Skype handle to join the conversation! The paper can be found at http://www.lifescied.org/content/15/4/ar53.full.pdf+html
    Posted Jan 26, 2017, 6:52 AM by oCUBE Org
  • December oCUBE Meeting planning The date for the December meeting is December 19th and the location is Ryerson. Rehman Ata and others have been at work planning the meeting. To register so that Rehman knows how many people will be attending, use the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5vl9Jsv8dZMcB0QGca0cnrUIsoF6jGPSngwnuYzKrHpTR0w/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=send_formYou can find the tentative schedule and directions on the oCUBE website or by clicking here: https://sites.google.com/site/ocubeorg/announcements/untitledpostTo book a hotel nearby, use this link: https://goo.gl/2iESrxSession planning is underway and as always, your input is valuable and critical. Please email Rehman (rehman.ata@ryerson.ca) to suggest a session or a topic ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2016, 8:51 AM by oCUBE Org
  • UPDATED: November oCUBE Online Journal Club - Nov. 28, 4:00 PM Our upcoming oCUBE Online Journal Club will be hosted by Tanya Noel (University of Windsor) on Skype. Everyone is welcome to join!  The online discussion is on: Andrews, T. C., Conaway, E. P., Zhao, J., & Dolan, E. L. (2016). Colleagues as Change Agents: How Department Networks and Opinion Leaders Influence Teaching at a Single Research University. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 15(2), ar15.http://www.lifescied.org/content/15/2/ar15.long The meeting will be on Monday  Nov. 28 at 4 PM. Please email Tanya (Tanya.Noel@uwindsor.ca) to indicate your interest in participating in the November oCUBE Journal Club meeting and also your Skype names.
    Posted Nov 23, 2016, 11:22 AM by oCUBE Org
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