Jane Gair

Jane Gair, PhD

Teaching Professor, Division of Medical Sciences
Island Medical Program

Dates of Visit: October 29 – November 9, 2018

Purpose of Visit

During this visit to CHES, Dr. Gair would like to meet with others interested in the importance of student engagement in their own learning, moving away from ritualization of teaching and learning experiences such as CBL, and goal-oriented learning in educational settings.


Dr. Jane Gair completed her PhD in Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia. She also has her BSc in Cell Biology and Genetics from UBC.

Dr. Gair joined the Island Medical Program in 2005 as the first full-time member of the teaching faculty. She has been involved in faculty development, as well as the development and delivery of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), and now Case-Based Learning (CBL).

Her primary educational research has been related to facilitation in PBL tutorials and PBL’s effectiveness for teaching basic sciences. More recently she has been looking at approaches to engage students in their educational experience in ways that de-emphasize the ritualization of educational practices, and instead centralizes the learning goals those practices are intended to support.

She is on Study Leave from September 2018 until August 2019 and will be spending some time at CHES during this period.