What I’m Thinking About…

A seminar series designed to promote questions and discussion, the What I’m Thinking About… (WITA) monthly series centres around topics of interest to our CHES members and to the health professions education community at UBC. WITA is held on the first Tuesday of each month, from 12:00-1:30pm, with videoconference access to all distributed sites.

Sessions are structured around a particular topic or recently published paper, are facilitated by a moderator, and will usually include two to three short presentations of theoretical, research-based, or implementation findings before moving into discussion. Previous topics have included: simulation, feedback, governance, assessment, patient-centred care, self-regulated learning, social accountability, and transitions.

If you have a suggestion for a topic or presenter, please contact laura.nimmon@ubc.ca. If you would like to receive a calendar invite to What I’m Thinking About…please contact us at ches.communications@ubc.ca.

September 2019 What I’m Thinking About…

“She said…He said”: Negotiating Scholarly Collaborations When we have Different Ways of Knowing

Dr. Glenn Regehr & Ms. Sue Murphy

Date: September 3, 2019

Time: 12:00 – 1:30PM

  • formal presentations and discussion from 12:00 – 1:30pm, with a pause at 1:00pm for those who need to leave early
  • feel free to bring a bagged lunch


  • LSC CMR 1312 (host venue)
  • DHCC 2262
  • SHY E404
  • NHSC 9-374

Remote Access: Additional access options are available. Please email ches.communications@ubc.ca to request remote access.


The field of health professional education scholarship is perhaps unique in the variety of stakeholders involved: students, teachers, administrators and researchers all work and interact with each other, often in highly valuable ways. Communication and collaboration are often straightforward, however conversations about scholarly projects can sometimes feel as if people are talking at cross purposes. As an educational practitioner (Sue) and researcher/theorist (Glenn), we have spent the last 5 years exploring how our own ways of developing knowledge (how we, as scholars, learn) and representing that knowledge (what was learned) have led us to “mutually dissatisfying” conversations about potential scholarly projects (and, by the way, WITA presentations). In this session, we will share our two perspectives as we have come to understand them and open the floor to a conversation about how these two perspectives might be better represented in our collective conversations about scholarship at CHES.


  1. Open a conversation related to different “ways of knowing”
  2. Discuss how different ways of knowing can expand and strengthen the scholarly endeavor
  3. Explore the need for “different ways of knowing” to be better represented in scholarship within the CHES community

Accredited by UBC CPD



The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians. This program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 18 (1.5 per session) Mainpro+ Group Learning credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity.

RCPSC Accreditation

What I’m Thinking About… is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.