2014 LSAC Pacific Region Conference

  • 09 May 2014
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, Fipke Centre

“Scaffolding for Student Success”

Call for Proposals -  Submit your proposals to  cindy.bourne@ubc.ca by April 4th!

Join us in beautiful Okanagan, British Columbia!

Connect and engage with like-minded educational professionals to explore how instructional scaffolding supports student success and gain a deeper level of understanding. Learn new and effective ways to apply strategies to your own practice.

Fri, May 9, 2014
University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
Fipke Centre
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Scaffolding is a term often used in education to define ways in which we bridge learning gaps, support student learning and build understanding. In some cases, this scaffolding follows Vygotsky’s (1992) suggestion that learning is socially constructed and takes place through student interaction with peers and educators. For this conference, we want to explore what ‘scaffolding’ looks like at your campus. What programming, ideas, or challenges can you share? 

Located in southern British Columbia, Canada - the Okanagan Valley is one of the warmest regions in all of Canada.  During the summer months, visitors are offered countless sandy beaches, hot sun, and a variety of outdoor and water activities.  Okanagan Lake provides the valley not only with excellent swimming but is also a spectacular backdrop to the golf courses and wineries and popular ski resorts located in the rolling hills of the valley. The Okanagan is considered B.C.'s premiere wine valley and a tour of the local wineries is a must for anyone visiting the region. (from  http://www.okanagan.com) Have we piqued your interest yet?

Important Dates:

Call for Proposals Open – March 3, 2014
Call for Proposals Closed - April 4, 2014
Registration Opens – March 3, 2014

Conference Fee:

$45 LSAC current (2013-14) members, $65 Non LSAC members, $15 Students ( fee includes refreshments and lunch)

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University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
Fipke Centre 
3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7


UBC, Okanagan On-Campus Accommodation
Accommodations in the campus dorms are available on a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited so register early to avoid disappointment.

Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport as well as limited, on-campus accommodations.
5505 Airport Way, Kelowna BC V1V 3C3 
Phone (855) 900-5505
Room rate: $109 (When calling, ask for the LSAC Conference rate)


Time Events
8:30 - 9:00 Registration, Coffee & Muffins
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome – Ian Cull, Associate Vice-President Students, UBC Okanagan Campus
9:30 - 10:30 Session 1 –   How do your Scaffolding Programs Measure up? –Effective Assessment using UBC’s  Supplemental Learning Program as an example  (Presenters: Cindy Bourne, Manager Learning Resources and Supports, & Stephanie McKeown, Director of Institutional Research,  UBC Okanagan)
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:50 - 11:50 Session 2 -  Stepping Up - Using Metacognition  as Motivational Scaffolding for Writing Centre Tutors – (Presenters: Heather Fitzgerald, Emily Carr University of Art and Design &  Meghan Aubé, Writing Services Coordinator Writing Centre, UBC Vancouver Campus)
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch
12:50 - 1:50 Session 3 -    Bridging the Gap: When Math is not in a Math Class-  (Presenter: Chris Stewart, Director of Quantitative Reasoning and The Learning Commons, Quest University, Canada)
1:50 - 2:50 Session 4 –  Academic Advisors as Academic Success Coaches  – (Presenters: Terina Mailer, Senior Academic Advisor, & Jamie Yamaoka, Advising and Involvement Centre, UBC Okanagan Campus)
3:00 - 3:30 Business Meeting & Closing
3:30 - 4:00 Campus Tour – Optional
4:00 - 5:30 Ancient Hill Winery – Wine Tasting  - Ticket for Wine tasting is $10.00/ includes tasting (3 samples), a glass of wine and various appetizers.

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