Indigenous Initiatives

Indigenous Initiatives at CTLT provides support for initiatives that improve classroom climate and campus environments across the university, support student success, and strengthen local capacity to approach to cross-cultural dialogues effectively. We also initiate, advance, and maintain curriculum and academic resources to address the gaps and insufficiencies in knowledge around Indigenous topics. Our events and programming are open to everyone. Learn more about Indigenous Initiatives.

The Classroom Climate Series is a set professional development workshops offered about once a month through the academic year and hosted by Indigenous Initiatives. The series provides a space for all members of the UBC teaching and learning community to share teaching and research practices, and to learn more about how to engage in conversations about place, power, and social location. Mark your calendars for upcoming sessions this fall!

Musqueam Territory Acknowledgements in the Classroom


Event Date & Time

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

Event Description

This event has been postponed. The new date will be published and a notification sent out as soon as possible. “I would like to acknowledge that we are on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.” — As communities at and outside UBC-Vancouver increasingly integrate a territory acknowledgement like this into their (more…)

Motivation and Context (Exploring Indigenous Perspectives in Teaching Practice and Learning Design: Part 1)


Event Date & Time

  • October 3, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Exploring Indigenous Perspectives in Teaching Practice and Learning Design A three-part workshop series designed for anyone who is interested in integrating Indigenous content into a course they are developing. Participants are strongly encouraged to register for the entire series. Exploring Indigenous Perspectives in Teaching Practice and Learning Design builds off of aspects of the day-long (more…)

Confronting Uncomfortable Conversations in the Classroom: A Pedagogy of Emotion


Event Date & Time

  • October 12, 2017
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Description

Being a teacher can require us to engage in uncomfortable conversations that provoke and evoke an array of emotions for us as educators and for our students. For those of us in the social sciences and humanities, these conversations often emerge from the content of our courses which touch on issues of inequality, privilege, and (more…)

Positionality and Place (Exploring Indigenous Perspectives in Teaching Practice and Learning Design: Part 2)


Event Date & Time

  • November 14, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Exploring Indigenous Perspectives in Teaching Practice and Learning Design A three-part workshop series designed for anyone who is interested in integrating Indigenous content into a course they are developing. Participants are strongly encouraged to register for the entire series. Exploring Indigenous Perspectives in Teaching Practice and Learning Design builds off of aspects of the day-long (more…)

Design Lab (Exploring Indigenous Perspectives in Teaching Practice and Learning Design: Part 3)


Event Date & Time

  • December 11, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Exploring Indigenous Perspectives in Teaching Practice and Learning Design A three-part workshop series designed for anyone who is interested in integrating Indigenous content into a course they are developing. Participants are strongly encouraged to register for the entire series. Exploring Indigenous Perspectives in Teaching Practice and Learning Design builds off of aspects of the day-long (more…)