Educational Leadership Faculty


Associate Professor of Teaching


Joined department in 2017

B.Sc (Cell Biology and Genetics), UBC (2001)Ph.D (Cell and Developmental Biology), UBC (2008)
Publications: Marcia Graves' Publications
Twitter: @marcia_lynn
Phone: 604-827-5741
Address: 3142 - 6270 University Blvd, Biological Sciences Building 



Associated Departments

Special Interests & Accomplishments in Teaching

I take a learner-centered and inclusive approach to teaching. In developing curriculum, I focus on creating learning environments that promote metacognitive awareness and intrinsic motivation, so that students have agency in their learning process. I have a special interest in helping students build scientific process skills and a sense of belonging in science. I am involved in scholarly educational research on how students engage with and evaluate the primary literature, the role of instructor feedback on developing scientific writing skills, and in designing course-based undergraduateresearch experiences to increase equitable opportunities for students to authentically “do science.”


Awards and Distinctions

  • 2021, UBC Alma Mater Society Open Education Champion Award
  • 2018/2019, UBC Killam Teaching Prize