Research & Innovation


UBC Vantage College is a living laboratory: a catalyst for pedagogical innovations, curricular design, and multidisciplinary collaborations, especially in the area of international first-year undergraduate education. Vantage College faculty try out pedagogical and curricular innovations in their classes and some of these also become the basis of more systematic scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), made public via conference presentations and/or publications. On these pages you will find profiles of Vantage faculty discussing the educational innovations in their classrooms, a selection of recent conference presentations and publications of SoTL work by Vantage faculty, and the Vantage College Educational Innovation Webinars.


Experiential Learning in Geography with Siobhán McPhee

"My approach to developing field experiences beyond the classroom using a geolocation-aware technology has enabled me to engage beyond Vantage. Faculty at the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems and UBC First Nations Studies department are now actively using the framework I have developed with their students."

Mike Murphy on utilizing lab reports to teach Academic English

"Through this language focused approach to lab report writing, you can enhance students understanding of the material while developing their ability to communicate a scientific result effectively."