DR. CLAUDIA KREBS, MD, PhD, has been teaching neuroanatomy and gross anatomy to MD undergraduates, biomedical engineering students and allied health professions at UBC for more than a decade.
At UBC, she has worked on integrating technology and novel visual approaches in the classroom. She’s particularly interested in the integration of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), as well as examining the impact of AR and VR on student learning.
In 2017, Dr. Krebs created the HIVE (Hackspace for Innovation and Visualization in Education), a multidisciplinary space for innovation in biomedical education. The HIVE team has created educational extended reality (xR) apps, such as the HoloBrain and the Pocket Pelvis, that have been adapted as learning resources.
Together with UBC colleagues, she has published a neuroscience textbook with a set of accompanying flashcards that’s used in classrooms around the world. With anatomy educators from across UBC and from partner universities, she‘s creating open educational resources for neuroscience and anatomy for the global community, including videos, e-books and interactive web materials. All of these materials are available on two websites she curates, neuroanatomy.ca and clinicalanatomy.ca.
Dr. Krebs has received numerous teaching awards, including the 2018 Killam Teaching Prize.