WCHSE 2019 Conference

Growing Creative Teaching Practices

WCHSE is pleased to announce our annual conference will be held at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus in Kelowna, BC on May 21, 22, 23 and 24, 2019. This conference is an amazing opportunity to connect with health sciences educators from multiple disciplines. The theme for this year’s event is “Growing Creative Teaching Practices” and will focus on inter professional teaching and learning opportunities.

Preceding the conference on Tuesday  May 21st and Wednesday May 22nd, will be a pre-conference workshop on virtual simulation and gaming. Participation in this workshop is limited to 30 people. Registration coming soon!

Abstract submission deadline February 15, 2019

Please complete abstract submission form and submit to abstracts.2019@ubc.ca

Sample abstract

Conference registration coming soon!

Links for accommodation pre-booking under “additional information” tab below.



Key note Speakers

Peter Newbury, Ph.D.
Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning and
Senior Advisor for Learning Initiatives, Office of the Provost and Vice Principal

After graduating with a Ph.D. in math from UBC, Peter taught math and astronomy in the Lower Mainland before returning to the UBC Department of Physics and Astronomy in 2008 as a Science Education Specialist for the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative. In 2012, he joined the University of California, San Diego’s Center for Teaching Development and helped it grow from a small center for teaching assistants to the campus-wide Teaching + Learning Commons supporting all educators.  At UBC Okanagan since 2016, he and his team in the Centre for Teaching and Learning promote, inspire, and support excellence, leadership, scholarship, and technologies in teaching and learning for all those teach. You can read his blog at peternewbury.org and follow him on Twitter at @polarisdotca.

Dr. Marian Luctkar-Flude graduated from the University of Ottawa in 1986 (BScN) and 2007 (MScN) and Queen’s University in 2016 (PhD). She has over 20 years experience in medical-surgical nursing and over 18 years as an educator and researcher. Dr. Luctkar-Flude is now an Assistant Professor at Queen’s University School of Nursing and Co-President of the Canadian Alliance of Nurse Educators using Simulation (CAN-Sim). She has extensive experience with high-fidelity patient simulation, interprofessional education and online learning. Her current program of research focuses on virtual simulation game design, presimulation preparation approaches, and faculty development. She develops and teaches simulation courses for the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, Simulation Canada, and the Ontario Simulation Alliance, and delivers virtual simulation game design workshops through CAN-Sim. Dr. Luctkar-Flude was the 2016 recipient of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Excellence in research award in recognition of her innovative research and leadership in the field of clinical simulation.

Twitter: @marianlflude

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marian-luctkar-flude-1201642a/

CAN-Sim: http://can-sim.ca/

Queen’s University: https://nursing.queensu.ca/luctkar-flude

Dr. Jane Tyerman is a Professor at the Trent/Fleming School of Nursing. She has over 25 years of experience in acute care clinical practice and 15 years academic BScN and graduate level teaching experience. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa, Bachelor of Nursing from Athabasca University, and both her Master of Science and PhD from Queens University. Dr. Tyerman has diverse experience in both nursing and interprofessional simulation curriculum and research initiatives. She continues to collaborate with the Queen’s School of Nursing and School of Medicine to deliver IPE simulation courses. She is co-president of the national Canadian Alliance of Nursing educators using Simulation (CAN-sim) which serves as a platform for simulation collaboration among health educators. She was part of the development team for the CASN Canadian Simulation Nurse Educator Certification (CCSNE) program and currently teaches two modules within the program. Dr. Tyerman has a strong simulation-based research portfolio with various publications and presentation focusing on nursing simulation design, development, curriculum implementation, and now virtual simulation games. Dr, Tyerman is the current editor of Recent Advances in Technologies for Inclusive Well-Being, a virtual simulation based that will be available in 2020. She is well-regarded in terms of simulation expertise, collaboration and visionary leadership among the simulation community.

Trent University: https://www.trentu.ca/nursing/faculty-research

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jane-tyerman-rn-mscn-phd-24a84467/

CAN-Sim: www.can-sim.ca

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/can-sim-458602164/

  • Registration
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  • Additional Info

Registration details coming soon! For accommodation booking, use group booking code WCHSE. UBCO Conference Accommodation: $59-189/night https://reserve.ubcconferences.com/okanagan/availability.asp Four Points Sheraton: $139/night https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ylwfp-four-points-kelowna-airport/

May 21-22 2018 

Optional Pre-conference Workshop on gaming and virtual simulation

May  23-24 2018 


For accommodation booking, use group booking code WCHSE. UBCO Conference Accommodation: $59-189/night https://reserve.ubcconferences.com/okanagan/availability.asp Four Points Sheraton: $139/night https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ylwfp-four-points-kelowna-airport/

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