Educational Leadership Faculty




Joined department in 1994

B.Sc. (Microbiology & Immunology), University of British Columbia (1989), M.A. (Curriculum & Pedagogy, Faculty of Education), University of British Columbia (2012)
Twitter: @drmyth115
Phone: 604-822-6251
Address: 3152 - 6270 University Blvd, Biological Sciences Building 





Associated Departments

Special Interests & Accomplishments in Teaching

I am a highly engaged educator primarily focused on first-year science students. In my teaching, I practice a variety of modern, evidence-based teaching practices and my engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning has led to the development and implementation of novel teaching approaches. Outside the classroom I support both educators and students in programs such as the First Year Educators Symposium and Secondary School Educators Symposium. As a lead Faculty Facilitator, I created co-curricular programing such as Imagine, Start off Strong, Jump Start and Collegia.

Awards and Distinctions

  • Science Excellence in Service Award 2020
  • Science Killam Teaching Award 2016
  • UBC Science Profile Video – “Meet Karen Smith Learning Online” May 2020