Annual Meeting


The 60th Annual Meeting

will be held in

October 21-22, 2016

at Cardinal Stritch University

click here for information on travel and accomodations

click here for a campus map

Thursday October 20

Steering Committee Meeting

Friday October 21 (Registration open all day)

8:30-9:00, Welcome Session

9:00-10:00, Keynote Speaker

10:00-12:00, Presentations/Workshops

12:00-1:00, Luncheon and Business meeting

12:30-1:00, Bioscene Meeting

1:00-5:30, Presentations/Workshops

6:00-8:00, Dinner and Tour of Sprecher Brewery

Saturday October 22

9:00-12:00, Presentations/Workshops

12:00 -12:30, Luncheon

12:30-3:30, Field Trips

3:30-5:00, Presentations

5:00-6:00, Poster Session and cocktail hour

6:00-8:00, Dinner and Awards

Sunday October 23

9:00-11:00, Steering Committee Meeting


Click HERE for descriptions of the three field trips. You can select your preference during conference registration.  All tours are FREE with conference registration and are limited to 20 participants.

Online registration is open

Abstracts are being accepted until September 23rd


Complete registration (including abstract submittal for those presenting)
by August 15th, 2016 is $150
Registration (or an incomplete registration for those presenting)
after August 15th, 2016 is $200

For students (graudate or undergraduate),
early bird registration is $50;
after August 15th is $75 

Registration fee includes access to all events and a continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner on both Friday and Saturday.


Email Debra Meuler for details about the 2016 meeting


click HERE to be redirected to the page that includes information on the types of presentations at ACUBE meetings as well as FAQ's


Keynote Speaker:   Annie Prud’homme-Généreux

Annie Prud'homme-Généreux is one of the five founding faculty of Quest University in Squamish, BC, which has recently garnered attention by topping the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) rankings. A firm believer in active learning, Annie has explored problem-based learning, team-based learning, the CREATE approach to scientific literature, and the case study discussion method. This latter approach is her specialty and she frequently shares her enthusiasm for it through workshops, publications, mentorships, and advisory boards. Annie received her BSc in Biology from McGill University and her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of British Columbia. She also completed a Provincial Instructor Diploma. She was awarded the 2012 National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Four Year College and University Teaching Award.


Keynote Address:  Quest for a Meaningful 21st Century Education

What would you do if you had the opportunity to create a teaching-focused university from scratch? How would you structure the degree? What would you prioritize? A decade ago, I embarked on a journey to create Canada’s newest university: Quest University Canada. Hired a year prior to opening, the five founding faculty wrestled with what it means to educate someone in the 21st century. We questioned conventions and wisdoms about higher education, researched the latest findings about learning and the brain, and reflected on our modern world and what an educated citizen ought to know to be successful contributing members of society. Similar discussions are happening throughout most university campuses across North America, but we had an advantage: a blank slate upon which to act on these discussions. We were afforded the freedom to design a liberal arts program that we thought would achieve our goals and to build an entire university structure in support of it. The experiment has been on-going for nearly a decade, has garnered attention by topping the rankings of the National Survey of Student Engagement, and is serving as a sandbox for pedagogical experimentation that informs the decision of other institutions. What did we do with our blank slate? What did we prioritize and how did we set out to achieve them? What were the responses and the outcomes? What happens when these ideas that academics are discussing everywhere are given the opportunity to take form? In this keynote address, I will reflect on my experience at Quest and what it has taught me about education, learning, teaching, faculty, students, and the university system…