Simon Albon, PhD
Professor of Teaching
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
The University of British Columbia
Dates of Visit: November 19 – 23, 2018, February 14 – 16, 2017
Purpose of Visit
During his sabbatical time in CHES, Dr. Albon will be working with colleagues to continue his exploration of the question of “what is scholarship in the pharmacy education domain” and to explore mechanisms for capacity building in pharmacy education scholarship.
Dr. Simon Albon is a Professor of Teaching in the UBC, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. His academic background includes baccalaureate and master of science degrees in chemistry and a PhD in curriculum studies. He teaches medicinal chemistry in the Faculty’s entry-to-practice Doctor of Pharmacy program and until June 2018, directed its Office of Educational Support and Development in the areas of program evaluation and faculty development and career advancement. His research interests are focused on educational leadership and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Currently, Dr. Albon is exploring the “teaching → scholarly teaching → SoTL → SoTL leadership” continuum with pharmacy educators to attempt to build education scholarship and SoTL as a legitimate scholarly disciplines in pharmaceutical sciences at UBC and beyond. Dr. Albon is an award-winning teacher, has published and presented his work extensively in local, national and international contexts, and is a proud member of UBC’s Quarter Century Club.