bioCEED news

Quarter2-2022

bioCEED goes to ICED2022 and EuroSotl2022

After a seemingly never-ending pandemic, two larger conferences were finally taking place physically this early summer: the International Consortium for Educational Development conference (ICED) and EuroSoTL22. ICED was held in Århus, Denmark in May – and Roy, Kristin and Anja from bioCEED was there, of course. The ICED conferences gather people from higher education around…

First volume of Bikuben out soon

The past year, we have established a peer reviewed journal for showcasing scientific work done by students at BIO. Bikuben Student Journal has steadily grown during this time and has gotten many interesting submissions. To date we have published seven of these on our website, https://bikuben.org. We are now almost finished with the first volume…

Student Poster Symposium at BIO, and beyond…

Once again, over 120 students concluded their semester by contributing to the by now traditional Student Poster Symposium at BIO with a poster and a flash presentation. Five BIO courses were represented at the event (see info box below), bringing with them topics as various as behavioral ecology, marine biology, molecular biology, sustainable development, cancer…

bioCEEDster: Simen S. Hjelle

My name is Simen, and I work at the University Centre in Svalbard at the Arctic biology department. I have spent some time here, both as a biology student and working in different positions an even as an intern for bioCEED. Besides my interest in biology, I also love doing graphic design and photography. Right…

Thon award ceremony – excellent research based teaching

In June the receipients of the Thon award for excellent teaching in 2021 and 2022 were finally able to accept their reward at a ceremony in Oslo. Among the receipients were our very own Sigrunn Eliassen (2021) and Vigdis Vandvik (2022). In the photo (by Rein Aasland) they are joined by a third award winning…

bioCEED Teachers Retreat – finally!

The 7th annual bioCEED Teachers Retreat took place June 13th and 14th at Hotel Park Vossevangen on Voss. bioCEED was happy to announce the BIO Teachers Retreat after having to postpone several times due to pandemic restrictions. The Teachers Retreat is an annual seminar/workshop for all teachers at The Department of Biological Sciences and has…

UNIS bioCEED student career seminar

How to study is one thing, but what to study for is a completely different matter. In order to enlighten students about future job opportunities, bioCEED organized a career seminar at UNIS on the 20th of May 2022. To represent a wide range of career options, three speakers were invited: Jannike Wika, currently employed at…

bioCEED and BIO receive the University of Bergen Work Environment Award for the initiative with digital teachers’ meetings

University for Bergen’s Work Environment Award is an annual price honoring initiatives that promote good working environments. bioCEED and the Department of biological sciences (BIO) received this award for their digital teachers’ meetings. The digital teacher meetings were initiated during the pandemic lockdown as a response to challenge arising during the sudden shift to online…

Say hello to our bioBEES

My name is Lars Martin Myhre and I have been a bioBEE since October 2020 while taking my master’s in marine biology. I will be leaving bioCEED this June and could not have asked for a better part-time job to have during my masters. I have gained a lot of general experience and learnt plenty…

Læringsfestivalen 2022 – bioCEED was there, of course…

In May, bioCEED went to Trondheim to participate in Læringsfestivalen 2022. Specifically, Lars Martin and Jørund presented on creative meaningful student partnerships, and Sehoya delivered, along with our UPED colleague  and Friend of bioCEED Yael Harlap, a keynote address on “Ensuring quality assessment practices under the two-evaluator law.» In our address, we introduced the recent decision,…

“Leading Educational Change – through SOTL”, final session at UNIS

The “Leading Educational Change—Through SoTL” course (LEC) met for its fourth and final course session at UNIS 20 April. The final day of the course largely involved course teams presenting updates on their course projects, initiated in the Fall at our first session in Bergen. Several presentations, manuscripts, and follow-up projects have been initiated during…

3D-printed vs. real pollen grains at OPPLEV Marineholmen

At the stand visitors could get knowledge on how past vegetation can be inferred by using different palaeoproxies, and also understand how these data can tell about climate change over thousands of years. They could look at real pollen grains in the microscope and see all the great details and variations in pollen morphology by…

Educational Escape Room at OPPLEV Marineholmen

At Marineholmen during OPPLEV on the 23rd of April, surrounded by high-tech gaming equipment, LEGO-robots and big TV-screens bioCEED showed up with only 3 cardboard boxes on a table. Where we could not compete in technology, we certainly won in mystery, creativity, and fun! For the cardboard boxes contained not only air, but also a…

Teaching assistant course at UNIS runs for the second time!

The 25 hours hands-on Teaching Assistant course was successfully run for the second time in March 2022. The course was run in collaboration with iEarth and led by Ivar Nordmo and teachers from UNIS. It consisted of four parts focusing on central theories and concept of learning and teaching, presenter vs. facilitator role in classroom,…