Our lab has just published a paper on the Phylo card game project, examining the pedagogical and behaviour effects of playing the biodiversity game.
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Molecular Biology Training Workshop
Upcoming Session: March 2nd to 6th, 2020 at the UBC Michael Smith Laboratories. $1500 registration fee. Note all revenues go towards our science outreach programs
"Excellent workshop! Very good review of the molecular biology techniques. Dave makes the theory very clear and interesting. Also takes time to answer specific questions/issues regarding personal ongoing projects. The workshop will definitely help for future troubleshooting. Thanks!"− Chantale André, Environment Canada
"Excellent review of the pertinent techniques. Easy way to conceptualize my readings and correlate with clinical use. Dr. Ng is extremely knowledgable, entertaining, and provides useful tips on how to use techniques in real-life situations."− Dr. Edward Lum, M.D. Vancouver.
"Awesome! Excellent mix of theory and practice. Dave keeps it interesting, well-paced and fun. Great for people new to molecular biology techniques, or people needing a quick refresher and updating to current methods."− Dr. Ann Marie Davison, Biology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
"I don’t think this much info could be done any better in this timeframe!"− Keith Turner, Program Head, BCIT Biotechnology, British Columbia Institute of Technology
"The workshop went far beyond my expectations. I now feel ready to introduce several new techniques to my lab, but beyond that, I will now be better able to teach my class in September. Dave is a fantastic teacher, and I can only hope that some of that will have rubbed off."− Matt S. Ramer, Asoociate Professor Department of Zoology/Neuroscience, British Columbia Neurotrauma Fund Chair
David Ng is Director of the AMBL. He is a geneticist, science educator, science literacy academic, part time writer, and faculty based at the University of British Columbia. His current research interests revolve around children's identity around concepts of science and creativity, as well as game based learning of science concepts.
Joanne Fox is a science education and outreach academic based at the University of British Columbia. She was past directly of the First Year Seminars program (SCIE113) as well as mentor for the UBC iGEM program. She is currently the Academic Director of the UBC Vantage College science program, and is taking a leave from her role at AMBL.