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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...)


Announcements

  • Check here for reminders and updates on what's happening with oCUBE and its members!
  • 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
  • September Journal Club Our September journal club will take place on September 18 at 3PM. Your host is Jenn Waugh and the paper that will be discussed is: Hoffman, K., Leupen, S., Dowell, K. Kephart, K., and J. Leips. 2016. Development and assessment of modules to integrate quantitative skills in introductory biology courses. CBE-Life Sciences Education 15: 1-12. doi: 10.1187/cbe.15-09-0126. Enjoy
    Posted Sep 18, 2017, 11:41 AM by oCUBE Org
  • August Journal Club Update The Journal Club date and time has been selected! Our August Journal club will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 2-3PM via Skype. Dennis Kolosov has selected 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 interested in participating, please email Dennis (kolosovd at mcmaster.ca) with your Skype email/handle before the journal club or look for Dennis on Skype using the following email: denniskolosov at gmail.com.
    Posted Aug 21, 2017, 8:22 AM by oCUBE Org
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