Olive Yonge Teaching and Learning Day

We are sad to announce that in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Dr. Olive Yonge Teaching & Learning Day originally planned for April 9th, 2020, has been cancelled. We did consider having a virtual conference but decided that there were too many unknowns, and need to preserve energy and resources for responding to the pandemic. 

We hope to host the conference next year and will keep you informed about dates.  

In the meantime, we will be returning your registration fee to you as soon as possible.

Warm Regards, and wishing you all good health, 

The OYD Planning Committee


The 12th Annual Dr. Olive Yonge Teaching and Learning Day is sponsored by the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta.

The Dr. Olive Yonge Teaching and Learning Day is in honour of a Dr. Olive Yonge, a Professor at the Faculty of Nursing and is in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the discipline and profession of nursing.

Dr. Yonge a Distinguished University Professor, is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious  3M Teaching Fellowship, the Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and a Vargo Distinguished Teaching Chair.


About OYTLD 2020: 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Alec Couros is a professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina, in Saskatchewan, Canada. An award-winning educator, Alec helps his undergraduate and graduate students take up the incredible affordances of our connected world through the integration of educational technology in teaching and learning. Alec is also a well-recognized scholar and researcher who has given hundreds of keynotes and workshops around the globe on diverse topics such as connected/networked learning, digital citizenship, social media in education, and critical media literacy, providing educators, students, and parents with the knowledge necessary to take advantage of and thrive in our new digital reality. Finally, Alec is a passionate advocate of openness in education and demonstrates this commitment through his open access publications, considerable digital presence and contributions, and highly successful MOOCs and open boundary courses. 

Conference Theme: "Finding the Possibilities"

Conference Date:  April 9, 2020

Location: Lister Centre, University of Alberta (87 Avenue and 116 Street, Edmonton, AB)


Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28, 2020
Notification of abstract acceptance to authors: March 2, 2020
Early Bird registration deadline:   March 13, 2020
Registration deadline:  April 3, 2020

To submit an abstract and or register or for more information please visit: http://www.cvent.com/d/bhq8w6