Second Annual Scholar-Practitioner Conference 

Scholar-Practitioner Conf. 2017

WHERE: UBC Okanagan, Engineering, Management and Education building 
WHEN: Monday, August 28, 2017 | 10 AM 

Proposal To Present Register for the Scholar-Practitioner Conference


The Scholar Practitioner Conference is an opportunity for all educators to foster and enhance professional knowledge and understanding. Community educators, undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty are invited to present curricular innovations, their research and/or professional projects.

This is an opportunity to learn from one another, gain new perspectives, and dialogue critically and thoughtfully with colleagues about important issues in the field. 

At its heart, the Scholar-Practitioner Conference is a teaching exercise. Everyone is invited to participate, whether as a listener or presenter. 

To apply to present, please fill out the Proposal Form. All presenters will receive a certificate of participation.

Presenters can share completed projects or work in process. Presentations may have single authors or multiple authors. Different formats are welcome such as panel, poster, paper and arts-based presentations.

The first annual Scholar-Practitioner was a huge success. With educators from across the Okanagan Valley and even some traveling from Alberta. 

The 2016 Keynote Speaker, Jan Unwin, from the Ministry of Education and Advanced Education & Superintendent of Graduation and Student Transitions, talked about the changes in the landscape of education in BC, as well as the importance of collaboration between colleagues. Download a copy of Jan Unwin's Presentation here


The 2017 Keynote Speaker: Dean Blye Frank

"Who is the Learner at the Centre of the Scholar-Practitioner Initiative?"

Dean Frank

Guidelines for Proposals

Proposal Narrative

Please attach an abstract, limit to 300 words, min 12- point font. All abstracts must address the following headings: 1) Description of Innovation Project/Research and 2) Contribution to the Field. Presenters are encouraged to share work in progress as well as completed work. 

Presenters will only be allowed to submit two proposals, one and primary presenter, or first author, and one as a co-presenter. We encourage all presenters to attend multiple sessions or order to listen and learn with others. 

You must also include a 50 word summary for the conference program. 

Type of Presentations

Paper / Roundtable /  Panel

Provides each author with an opportunity to present an abbreviated version of his or her paper (approx. 10 - 15 mins each)


Combines graphic display of work with opportunities for individualized informal discussion. The poster will contain an overview of the research and/or project. Posters should look professional and be no larger than 3x4 and prepared to be displayed on bulletin boards. CanCADD is a willing supporter of many facets of UBC Okanagan operations and prints posters at a very affordable rate. 


Performance, art-based format, video, etc. (30 mins max).

Please note: LCD Projector/Screens will be available. Personal laptops and any other technology needs are the presenter's own responsibility. 


Deadline for receipt of proposals

Proposals will be received and accepted on an ongoing basis starting February 1, 2017. The final deadline for receipt of proposals will be August 15, 2017. 




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