CTLT Institute

The CTLT Institute is hosted three times a year by UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT).  The Spring, Summer & Winter Institutes feature interactive workshops where participants have an opportunity to network, gain practical ideas and share best practices with their fellow colleagues and members of the UBC Community.  Both Institutes are open to UBC faculty, staff, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students and are traditionally held in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC). For more information on the CTLT Institute please click here.

Exploring the CURE: A Symposium on Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences


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…)

After the Ban: Continuing Conversations on Discrimination and Marginalization at UBC


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…)

When Are We Going to be Ready? Faculty Experiences Introducing Indigenous Content as Non-Specialists


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…)

The Process of Replacing Connect & What To Expect Next


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…)

Creating Emotional Connections with Technology


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…)

Best Practices in Teaching Science Communication


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…)

Mapping a Plurality of the Good in Teaching


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…)

The ComPAIR Project: Student Experiences with a New Teaching Technology


Event Date & Time

  • May 3, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

Studying the student experience as part of the development of a new teaching technology: The ComPAIR project at UBC This presentation introduces ComPAIR, an innovative peer-feedback and teaching technology being developed at UBC. Participants will engage with the application hands-on to learn about this new way to integrate comparison and peer feedback into other modes (more…)

Evaluation of Teaching: Integrated Reporting of Summary Statistics


Event Date & Time

  • May 3, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

Student Evaluation of Teaching (SEoT) summary statistics are going through a transition and a new Integrated Reporting tool is now implemented. The Reporting Tool will be accessible to department heads and directors. If you are involved in using the results for evaluating instructors in your program, come to this session to learn about the steps (more…)

UBC Studio Open House


Event Date & Time

  • May 3, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

This hands-on studio tour will introduce you to the educational media support services available at UBC Studios for all UBC faculty and staff. The Open House will begin with a short presentation / Q&A session. Our staff will then guide you through a hands-on tour of the services at the Studio: Video Production Graphics and (more…)