Dr. Linda Strubbe

Linda Strubbe is a Science Teaching & Learning Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Strubbe studies physics and astronomy education; she is interested most broadly in such questions as: How can we help students from all backgrounds strengthen their ability to think scientifically about the world and view themselves as developing scientists?

Strubbe has led and participated in many types of astronomy outreach, and is especially interested in science education in Africa.  She co-leads the West African International Summer School for Young Astronomers, and serves on the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development Task Force for Children and Schools and the IAU Division C (Education, Outreach, and Heritage) Steering Committee.

In 2012-2015, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, where she studied the tidal disruption of stars by massive black holes.