bioCEED news

Quarter2-2021

Our Students Are Impressive!

Every semester since 2016, the Student Poster Symposium at BIO has invited students enrolled in one of seven courses (see Box) to present and discuss their scientific work in an interactive poster session. These poster sessions are open to all. For its 9th edition, 140 students in BIO241, BIO299, MOL231, SDG214 and SDG215 were listed…

bioCEED welcomes new Deputy and farewell to outgoing!

We are delighted to welcome our new Deputy Steve Coulson to bioCEED! Even though many employees at UNIS know Steve from before as he used to work at the Arctic Biology (AB) Department at UNIS for 10 years (2005-2015) with research focus on the invertebrate communities of the Arctic, he is new within the bioCEED…

Bikuben student journal is coming soon!

Next semester, we are launching the first edition of Bikuben – a scientific journal for students at BIO. We want to publish a wide range of products representing all directions at BIO – from scientific articles and reviews, to video essays and artwork. These products can be modified versions of course-related assignments and projects, or something…

A new course is in development: Leading Educational Change – through SoTL

Together with fellow SFU iEarth, we work with many individuals engaged in educational change initiatives. To better support these colleagues, specifically those in leadership roles, bioCEED and iEarth, and our partners in STEM education at Lund University, we are offering a new course. Leading Education Change—through SoTL will support the growth of skills and competences…

Læringsfestivalen 2021 – an inspiring arena for learning and teaching development

Læringsfestivalen is an important arena for teachers and others who are involved and interested in teaching and educational development and where people can exchange knowledge, experiences and educational research results. The festival is organized by NTNU and Diku and this year it went fully digitally with well above 200 participants across different educational institutions and…

UNISprout is back on track!

Hurra, UNISprout is back, and it is better than ever!   Are you wondering what UNISprout is all about?  Here’s a quick overview of the project:  UNISprout is a bioCEED funded project, designed to support the planned fieldwork of Guest Master and PhD students by offering Bachelor students the opportunity to act as a field assistant.…

ISSOTL21 call for proposals

  The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning invites you to join its 17th annual conference, which will be hosted virtually from Perth, Western Australia from October 26 to 29, 2021. The theme of ISSOTL21 is Sustainable Education through SoTL: Practices and Cultures, selected to call our attention to SoTL’s contribution to developing…

Debating the Act relating to universities and university colleges

The new Act relating to universities and university colleges (NOU 2020:3) is to be passed by the Norwegian Parliament this month. As a Centre for Excellence in Education, we have both experience and expertise in what hinders and what supports development of good teaching and learning. We have previously voiced concerns over several elements in the…

bioCEEDsters : Simone Lang

My name is Simone Lang and I am an Assoc. Prof. at Arctic Biology, UNIS, doing research on bryophytes and lichens: how they are affected by climate change and how they, in turn, feedback to climate via their ecosystem functions. Starting in bioCEED has triggered many new ideas. Already some time ago, I discovered my…