13th Annual Learning Conference
“Engaging Every Learner”

May 3-4, 2017
University of British Columbia Okanagan campus
Kelowna, BC




The 13th annual learning conference explores how we can design, assess, and facilitate learning that engages every learner, allowing each student to build their own knowledge and contribute their own strengths to their learning and the learning of their classmates and instructors.

Together, we’ll explore questions that reach through and beyond content and pedagogical content knowledge, like

  • How can one instructor engage every student in a large class?
  • How do instructors recognize and celebrate their students’ diversity without risking microaggressions?
  • What can instructors do before, during, and after class, face-to-face and online, to support each student?
  • How does an instructor create and maintain an environment where every student feels welcome to contribute?
  • What critical pedagogies empower each student’s unique voice?
  • What technologies enhance a student’s ability to engage and contribute?
  • What are the promising practices in your discipline? Can they be adapted to other disciplines?

Keynote address by Dr.Sarah L.Eddy, “End of Lecture?  Active learning increases student achievement“.


WIFI Options while attending the Conference:

 CWL login for UBC Okanagan and UBC Vancouver participants
 Public, limited bandwidth, must re-authenticate frequently
 If your home institution is part of the eduroam network, you must configure eduroam at your institution first. Contact your IT personnel for information.
 Available in most places at UBC Okanagan for Shaw Cable customers. Requires Shaw Cable username and password.

Conference Programming Committee

Shirley Chau, School of Social Work, FHSD
Tyler Donner, Unit 2 (Biology), IKBSAS
Jannik Eikennar, School of Engineering
Shirley Hutchinson, Unit 4 (Psychology), IKBSAS
Andis Klegeris, Unit 2 (Biology), IKBSAS
Christopher Martin, Faculty of Education
Peter Newbury (chair), Centre for Teaching and Learning
John Parry, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Jordan Stouck, Department of Critical Studies, FCCS


For more information, please contact:

John Parry