Location: SFU Harbour Centre
Simon Fraser University – Harbour Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia (map)
Working in partnership, BCcampus and the British Columbia Teaching and Learning Council (BCTLC) are proud to present this year’s Symposium on November 6, 2017, at Simon Fraser University – Harbour Centre in Vancouver. This one-day event brings together individuals in B.C. involved in teaching, learning, and research so they can share ideas and implementations, successes and challenges.
Depending on how you count them, the upcoming Symposium 2017: Scholarly Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Education will be the third or fourth iteration of this annual event. The first was held in 2014, and has been repeated annually, except in 2016, when it was rolled into the Festival of Learning to bring additional value to that four-day event.
Maureen Wideman, Director of Teaching and Learning at the University of the Fraser Valley and BCTLC co-chair shared, “This has been a highly successful event every year – we generally have more than 200 people, comprised of faculty members doing great work in their teaching practice and researchers making great strides in teaching and learning centres in B.C. Everyone is focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning as well as scholarly practice – documenting effective processes and sharing with local educators.”
The symposium is not discipline-specific; it’s about approaches and methodologies to find better ways to support student learning. It’s a fantastic opportunity to share work being done in post-secondary institutions across the province, and -interact with colleagues who have uncovered a solution to a challenge you are struggling with. “Often as educators,” shared Dr. Wideman, “we don’t tend to cross-pollinate our ideas, but this symposium is a resourceful way to discover ideas that work in one realm and are applicable in others.”
Keynote: Dr. Nancy Chick
We are excited to welcome Dr. Nancy Chick as our keynote presenter, and we’re looking forward to hearing her perspective on scholarly teaching and learning. Dr. Chick’s CV is impressive – she’s the co-editor on a pair of books focused on signature pedagogies, and she is the University Chair in Teaching and Learning; the Academic Director of the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning; and a Teaching Professor of English at the University of Calgary.
Event Location : SFU Harbour Centre
2017 Symposium: Scholarly Teaching & Learning in Post-Secondary EducationDate(s): Monday, November 6
Time: All Day