Not your parents' university

The lecture halls might look the same, but parents of incoming first-year students may not recognize Physics 101. The world of learning has turned amid chirps of Twitter and Facebook status updates, not even Pluto is safe—the planet was reclassified in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union. Peter Newbury, a Science Teaching and Learning Fellow in UBC’s Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (CWSEI), points out what has changed—and what hasn’t.