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Event Date & Time

  • April 26, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

Are you working on an educational media project?  Are you planning to produce media content for your course but don’t know how to start? UBC Studios is offering a support session where professional media specialists can provide answers to your media production questions.  If you are wondering where to start on a media production, what (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • April 27, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

The Drop-In Clinics are open for administrators of UBC weblogs or websites to get one-on-one support in WordPress and Wiki for Teaching and Learning or Administrative purposes. Participants should come prepared with a list of questions specific to their sites when attending this session. Specialists at the clinic will assist you in addressing and resolving those (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • April 29, 2017
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Registration for the WAITLIST of this ISW opens on Monday February 13th at 9am PST and closes on Friday February 17th at 4:30pm. Click “Register Now” to register for the WAITLIST only. If you are chosen to participate, you will be contacted directly by our office within 10 business days. *** Please note that the dates of this (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • May 2, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Exploring the CURE: A UBC-based symposium bringing together life science educators with shared interests in Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) have been developing since at least 2000 at the University of British Columbia. This pedagogical innovation is consistent with UBC’s strategic vision of providing its undergraduates with opportunities for enhanced educational (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • May 2, 2017
    9:15 am - 10:45 am

Event Description

Why do we need icebreakers? There are many reasons! For example, for learners they provide an opportunity to get to know the person they are sitting next to and may work with. For instructors, icebreakers play a role in building group cohesion and discovering group dynamics. But, not all icebreakers are the same. So, the (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • May 2, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

When the first travel ban in the United States was implemented in January 2017 a number of faculty, staff and students got together to discuss possible responses by UBC. We were happy to see the President implement a task force right away to address the impacts of the ban on people at the university, and (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • May 2, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Learning outcomes are statements that indicate what students should be able to do by the end of a module, course, or program (Kennedy, 2007). Many times, learning outcomes are incorrectly considered to be synonymous with learning goals, objectives, and aims. Instead, learning outcomes are the “common currency” (Kennedy, 2007) that should be used in teaching (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • May 2, 2017
    12:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

Promoting student’s own awareness when learning cultivates mastery of the course. However, how can we achieve this goal? One way to resolve this objective is to have learners feel like they are part of the learning community in the classroom. As instructors, we can design lessons to promote our learner’s ability to reflect and monitor (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • May 2, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

A faculty panel featuring instructors across different fields and disciplines who are actively responding to TRC and other calls to action by integrating Indigenous content in their courses. Come hear what motivated these instructors to do so, and learn from their experiences, challenges, and successes. Contributors: Neil Armitage, Amy Metcalfe, Moss Norman, Jennifer Peterson, Stefania Pizzirani (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • May 2, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

The Process of Replacing Connect & What To Expect Next Since last summer, UBC has undertaken an extensive consultation and evaluation process to determine how the UBC Learning Technology Environment needs to change to better support teaching and learning. These results have been used to select the application that sits at the core of our (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • May 2, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

The key element in student engagement is the affective connection with learning elements and materials. The lightboard is ideally suited for creating this connection, a consequence of the eye contact of the presenter with the viewer. Examples of lightboard presentation techniques will demonstrate this strong connection and how the lightboard can be used as the ideal (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • May 2, 2017
    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Event Description

The teaching dossier/portfolio is a key tool for documenting one’s teaching journey through a collection of supporting documents and materials that illustrate their teaching experience and strengths. Teaching dossiers/portfolios are often used to apply for teaching positions, teaching awards, tenure, and promotion. Many graduate students (teaching assistants and sessional instructors) are not aware of the (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • May 2, 2017
    4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Event Description

Round Table 1: Fostering community of practice to support undergraduate learning Facilitated by: Stephanie Cheung, Laura Super, Analise Hofmann, Lachlan Caunt A community of practice (CoP) is defined as a group of people, who share a common set of concerns or interests, engage with each other to exchange knowledge, which in turn builds a repertoire (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • May 3, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Best practices in teaching science communication in the disciplines – An interactive symposium  Consistent with its recognized commitment to pedagogical innovation, the University of British Columbia is evolving and improving approaches to teaching and learning in science communication. To disseminate recent ideas and advancements in this area, Writing Across the Curriculum+ (WAC+) will showcase the (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • May 3, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

Why can’t everyone be like me: Mapping a plurality of the good in teaching. Introduction: How might we understand and explain the different approaches to teaching across our campus or within our department? What characterizes effective teaching across those differences? How would you explain your approach to evaluators of your teaching? This session will explore (more…)