Drs. Marion Pearson & Simon Albon

Dr. Marion Pearson and Dr. Simon Albon

Professor of Teaching; Director, Entry-to-Practice Program;
Senior Instructor
UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dates of Visit: May 4 – 8, 2015

Purpose of Visit

As colleagues we have been jointly charged with developing a program evaluation/Scholarship of Teaching and Learning inquiry strategy for our new curriculum. The mini-sabbatical will allow us the dedicated time and academic support in order to pursue this task.


Dr. Marion Pearson is professor of teaching in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC. She graduated from UBC with a BSc(Pharm) in 1982 and completed a residency in community pharmacy practice in 1983. She joined the Faculty that year as coordinator of the Year 1 pharmacy skills lab. In this role, she has been an innovator in the use of portfolio assessment, peer teaching, and narrative pedagogy. Dr. Pearson has also received several teaching awards, including the Killam Teaching Prize.

Dr. Pearson is currently the director of the BSc(Pharm) program and director of the Office of Educational Support and Development in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. One of her aims in the latter position is to support the SoTL efforts of her colleagues.

Dr. Simon Albon completed a bachelor of science in chemistry, master of science in chemistry, and faculty certificate in higher education at UBC. He recently completed a PhD in curriculum studies in the Faculty of Education at UBC. Dr. Albon is a senior instructor in the Faculty and a proud member of UBC’s Quarter Century Club.