Participants taking part in a POGIL lab experiment.

On April 29-30th, 2019 the Vancouver CIC Local Section, in partnership with the Department of Chemistry at Douglas College and Simon Fraser University (SFU), hosted “Beyond Cookbook Labs”. This two-day workshop introduced educators to Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) for chemistry experiments. This hands-on workshop was run by the POGIL Project members and brought together 40 educators from eight post-secondary institutions located in the greater Vancouver area. This workshop was generously funded by the Vancouver Local Section, the Department of Chemistry of SFU, Dean of Science of  Douglas College, the College Wide Faculty Development Committee of Douglas College, and the Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost Douglas College and SFU.