Peter Ostafichuk

Peter Ostafichuk

Peter Ostafichuk

Professor of Teaching

B.A.Sc., Ph.D. (University of British Columbia), Member ASEE, CEEA, EGAD, STLHE

phone: (604) 822-9614
fax: (604) 822-2403
email: ostafichuk@mech.ubc.ca
website:  Aerolab
office: CEME 2053A

Research Interests

  • Aerodynamics of sport
  • General aerodynamics
  • Hydrodynamics

Teaching Activities

  • APSC 100 & 101 – Introduction to Engineering I and II
  • MECH 223 – Introduction to Mechanical Design
  • MECH 426 – Mechanical Design II
  • NAME 566 – Ship Dynamics and Control

Teaching Interests

  • Team-Based Learning
  • Active learning
  • Outcomes-based assessment
  • Team dynamics

Selected Publications

  • P. Ostafichuk, G. Tembrevilla, S. Nesbit, S., N. and Ellis, “Developing Metacognition in First Year Students through Interactive Online Videos,” ASEE 2020 Conference, June 2020.
  • P. Ostafichuk, M. Malakoutian, and M. Khalili, “Examining Gender and Nationality Bias in Decision-Making by Engineering Student Teams,” CEEA 2020 Conference, June 2020.
  • Q. Golsteyn and P. Ostafichuk, “Assessing and Tracking Student Wellbeing in First Year Engineering at a Large Canadian University,” CEEA 2020 Conference, June 2020.
  • L. Brownlie, L., C. Bailey, J. Carbo, D. Judelson, P. Ostafichuk, J. Allison, and D. and Riva, “Measurement and visualization of airflow through sports textiles,” ISEA 2020 Conference, Tokyo, Japan.
  • J. Veselin, D. Creelman, P. Ostafichuk, et al., “Experiencing failure in the classroom and across the university,” International Journal for Academic Development, 2020.
  • P. Ostafichuk, C. Naylor, and J. Sibley, “Self-bias and Gender-bias in Student Peer Evaluation: An Expanded Study,” CEEA 2019 Conference, Ottawa, June 2019.
  • P. Ostafichuk, D. Sommer, and C. Jaeger, “A Cornerstone Design Module in First Year Engineering,” CEEA 2018 Conference, Vancouver, June, 2018.
  • S. Mattucci, J. Sibley, J. Nakane, and P. Ostafichuk, “A Model to Develop Peer Feedback Skills in First-Year Engineering Students,” CEEA 2017 Conference, Toronto, June 2017.
  • P. Ostafichuk and C. Jaeger, “How First Year Engineering Students Select Their Specialization and How We Can Better Support Them,” CEEA 2017 Conference, Toronto, June 2017.
  • P. Ostafichuk and C. Jaeger, “Power of Peers: Experiences Using an Online Peer Assessment Tool to Grade Student Work,” CEEA 2017 Conference, Toronto, June 2017.
  • N. Ellis, S. Nesbit, P. Ostafichuk, and J. Sibley, “A Sustainability Retrofit of Engineering Undergraduate Education – Phase 2,” 8th EESD 2016, Sept 2016.

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