Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Conibear on receiving the 2014 Killam Teaching Prize from UBC.
These university-wide awards are given out annually in recognition of teaching excellence. Award recipients are nominated by students, colleagues and alumni, for their ability to motivate and stimulate critical thinking, and their innovative approaches to teaching methodology and curricula.
Dr. Conibear is a CFRI scientist, a CMMT scientist and an associate professor in the UBC Department of Medical Genetics. She has received praise from students and colleagues for promoting an open and active learning environment, employing creative multimedia elements in her teaching, and showing consistent commitment to mentoring graduate students.
She has also participated in international outreach programs in Africa and South America designed to model good teaching practices and provide resources to local educators.
Dr. Conibear studies the molecular machinery of our cellular transportation system and the traffic jams that cause disease. Her lab focuses on lipid and protein transport pathways involved in neurological disorders and lysosomal storage diseases that affect childhood development.
Past Killam Teaching Prize recipients from CFRI include: