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Worm Wigwam at UBC

I spotted a Worm Wigwam up at UBC this week. A couple years ago when I was doing the Metro Vancouver On-Site Composting Technology Review we were investigating the Worm Wigwam at a co-housing development in Bellingham.

The Worm Wigwam is a small-scale continuous-flow vermicomposting system with interchangeable bottom and lid and […]

The Toothpick Question

I went to a UBC sustainability event yesterday on integrating sustainability into curriculum. It was sponsored by the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. As it was over lunch, the organizers were kindly feeding us. Julian Gonzalez was the guest speaker. He has a […]

Lesson Plans


I took the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) at UBC last weekend. The course, hosted by the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), is recognized by most academic institutions and required for many Teaching Certificate programs, including UBC, SFU and Royal Roads. It was intense and jam-packed with useful learner-centred teaching […]