Simon Albon PhD
Professor of Teaching
Dr. Simon Albon is a Professor of Teaching with more than 30 years of experience at UBC. His academic background includes baccalaureate and master of science degrees in chemistry and a PhD in curriculum studies. His curriculum and pedagogical practices focus primarily on medicinal chemistry instruction in PharmD education and he currently leads the Faculty’s Pharmacy Education Research and Leadership research theme. His research interests focus primarily on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), specifically educational impact, ethically-sound pharmacy education research, and building capacity for SoTL in academic pharmacy in Canada and beyond. Dr. Albon is an award-winning teacher and has published and presented his work extensively in local, national and international contexts.
Albon, SP, Cooley, J, Janke, KK. A Tool for Creating Snapshots of Faculty Contributions to Pharmacy Education. Am. J. Pharm Educ. 2022;86(2): Article 8628. doi: https://doi.org/10.5688/ajpe8628
Rusticus, S, Albon, SP. The Health Education Learning Environment Survey: Factor Structure Analysis with Pharmacy Students. Am. J. Pharm Educ. October 2021: Article 8710. Available ahead of print at https://www.ajpe.org/content/early/2021/10/09/ajpe8710. doi: https://doi.org/10.5688/ajpe8710
Albon, SP, Hu, F. Guiding Ethics Review in Pharmacy Education Research and Scholarship at UBC: Clarifying the Unclear. Innovations in Pharmacy. 2021;12(3):Article 24. doi: https://doi.org/10.24926/iip.v12i3.3919
Rusticus, S, Wilson, D, Jarus, T, O’Flynn Magee, K, Albon, SP. (2021; Online First). Exploring student perceptions of the learning environment in four health professions education programs. Learning Environment Research. doi.org/10.1007/s10984-021-09349-y (http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10984-021-09349-y)
Janke KK, Albon SP. Quick starting your development as a PharmEd Scholar. Pulses. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning Scholarly Blog. March 16, 2021. https://cptlpulses.com/2020/11/12/impact-educational-scholarship/
Albon SP, Cooley J, Janke KK. Taking the Reins in Describing the Impact of Educational Scholarship. Pulses. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning Scholarly Blog. November 12, 2020. https://cptlpulses.com/2020/11/12/impact-educational-scholarship/
Albon, SP, Larson, K, Marchand, JP. Lecture capture in pharmacy education at UBC: Updating our understanding. CPTL. 2020;12(9):1037-1045. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cptl.2020.04.031
Min, J, Albon, SP, Leung, L, Clarke, A. Creating a Pharmacy Elective Course in Indigenous Health. CPTL. 2020;12(8):1004-1013. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cptl.2020.04.010
Xai, J, Albon, S. Unveiling the hidden patient journeys. Pulses. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning Scholarly Blog. October 8, 2019. https://cptlpulses.com/2019/10/08/unveiling-the-hidden-patient-journeys/
Seet, T, De Vera, MA, Howren, A, Chan, D, Albon, SP. Medication adherence teaching activity for first year pharmacy students in a Canadian university: description and evaluation. CPTL. 2019;12(1):65-73. doi.org/10.1016/j.cptl.2019.10.013
Larson, K, Jung, SG, Albon, SP. Searching the Literature: A Simple Step-Wise Process for Evidence-Based Medicine. Journal of Pharmacy Technology. 2019;35(5):225-229. doi.org/10.1177/8755122519849885
Harrison, M, Quisias, J, Frew, EJ, Albon, SP. Assessing the value of investment in teaching and learning technology by a Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences: a cost-benefit analysis. Am. J. Pharm Educ. 2018;83(6):Article 6834. doi/pdf/10.5688/ajpe6834
UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2011 First Year Teaching Prize
Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada Woods - Hughes Special Service Award, 2010
Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada/Bristol Meyers Squibb Past President’s Award, 2008
Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada/Bristol Meyers Squibb National Award for Excellence in Education, 2003
UBC Helen MacCrea Award, 2000
UBC Killam Teaching Prize, 1996-97
Engaging Indigenous communities in health professions educational programs at UBC. Principle Investigators: Tal Jarus, Ashley Quinn. Co-investigators: Elder Doris Fox, Holmes C, Andrew J, Campbell A, Albon S, Brown H, Donnelly L, Lee Bunting K, Mayer Y, Nightbird M, Lessard A, McLennan H, Elder, M.; $23,500; UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund; 2021-2022.
Recognizing the responsibility of understanding what we mean by “Decolonizing health professional education”: A UBC learner and faculty project in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. Principle Investigators: Tal Jarus, Courtney Smith. Co-investigators: Holmes C, Caron NR, Walker L, Andrew J, Campbell A, Albon S, Brown H, Donnelly L, Quinn A, Kurtz D, Mayer Y, Joy K, Lessard A, Nevill E.; $94,735; UBC Faculty of Medicine Strategic Investment Fund; 2020- 2021.
Engaging Indigenous communities in health professions educational programs at UBC. Principle Investigators: Tal Jarus, Courtney Smith. Co-investigators: Holmes C, Caron NR, Quinn A, Walker L, Andrew J, Campbell A, Albon S, Brown H, Donnelly L.; $26,650; UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund; 2020-2021
Wong, E, Sardari, R, Albon, SP. (2022, March 21). Developing guidance for ethically-sound Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research at UBC. Poster presentation at the UBC Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference 2022, Vancouver, BC.
Levine, M, Pearson, MP, Price, I, Albon, SP. (2022, February 4). Guidance on Career Development for Early Career Educational Leadership Faculty. Presentation in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences’ Mentoring Program, Vancouver, BC.
Albon, SP. (2021, December 2). Developing guidance for ethically-sound QA/QI and SoTL at UBC. Virtual presentation and discussion at the UBC ISoTL Advisory Committee meeting, Vancouver, BC.
Albon, SP. (2021, August 25). Educational leadership at UBC: contributions and impact. Presented at the UBC Scholarship of Educational Leadership program, Vancouver, BC.
Albon, SP, Arthur, P, Carter, D, Chowrira, S, Freeman, T, Ives, J, Lieblang, J, Taheri, R. (2021, February 23). Career progress panel and Q&A. Panel discussion organized by the UBC Educational Leadership Network, Vancouver, BC.
Hahn, F, Albon, SP, McLaughlin, J. (2021, January 7). Characterizing Relevance for Student Learning. Oral presentation at the University of North Carolina Research and Graduate Education Retreat, Chapel Hill, NC.
Janke, KK, Albon, SP, Cooley, J. (2020, July 14). Taking the Reins in Describing the Impact of Your Educational Scholarship. Online special session presentation at the AACP Virtual Pharmacy Education Conference 2020 Conference.
Albon, SP. (2020, June 19). Why SoTL and why now. Virtual keynote presentation at the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Day, Auburn, AL.
Albon, SP, Larson, K, Frankel, A. (2019, June 13). Why should I care?: Student Snapshots of learning medicinal chemistry in a PharmD program. Oral presentation at the 2019 Canadian Pharmacy Education and Research Conference Medicinal Chemistry Special Interest Group Education Session, Edmonton, AB.
Albon, SP, Janke, KK. (2019, June 13). Small but Mighty: The current state of education scholarship and SoTL in academic pharmacy. Oral presentation at the 2019 Canadian Pharmacy Education and Research Conference, Edmonton, AB.
Albon, SP. (2018, June 14). Educational leadership: Mapping and establishing impact of teaching and learning activities. Podium presentation at the 2018 Canadian Pharmacy Education and Research Conference Challenges for Educational Excellence Mini-Session, Ottawa, ON.
Albon, SP. (2018, June 13). Medicinal chemistry curriculum and pedagogical practices in Canada: An environmental scan. Podium presentation at the 2018 Canadian Pharmacy Education and Research Conference Medicinal Chemistry Special Interest Group Education Session, Ottawa, ON.
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