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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.  

Email: ocubeorg@gmail.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/oCUBEorg


oCUBE December meeting will take place on Dec. 10 at Waterloo.  

For program and logistic info, go here. To register, sign up here


Announcements

  • Check here for reminders and updates on what's happening with oCUBE and its members!
  • April Journal Club April Journal Club will be hosted by Joe Boivin. We will be discussing a paper about active learning instruction in the classroom.  Article: Auerbach, A.J., Higgins, M., Brickman, P., and Andrews, T.C. 2018. Teacher Knowledge for Active-Learning Instruction: Expert-Novice Comparison Reveals Differences. CBE Life Sci. 17: 1-14. https://www.lifescied.org/doi/pdf/10.1187/cbe.17-07-0149 Please choose which day and time would suit you best to attend journal club out of the choices offered in the following doodle poll: https://doodle.com/poll/sdxav2u5ynzi5fgz
    Posted Mar 29, 2018, 8:33 AM by oCUBE Org
  • March Journal Club March Journal Club will be hosted by Elspeth Smith. We will be discussing a paper about a course based undergraduate research experience. Article: Ayella A, Beck MR. 2018. A course-based undergraduate research experience investigating the consequences of nonconserved mutations in lactate dehydrogenase. Biochem Mol Biol Educ. 2018 Mar 7. doi: 10.1002/bmb.21115. [Epub ahead of print]Please go to the following doodle poll: https://doodle.com/poll/zbppezhewxwnhhfx    to register for your preferred time. 
    Posted Mar 26, 2018, 9:29 AM by oCUBE Org
  • 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
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