First Year Education & Experience Forum

Series: CTLT Institute

Event Date & Time

  • August 28, 2017
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Description

As a follow up to the successful launch of the First Year Experience Science Education Symposium, we invite all Faculty to participate in this campus-wide forum.  As the first steps in creating a First Year Experience Community of Practice, faculty members who teach first year students in any discipline are invited to come together to make connections with other instructors and with staff who support the first year experience through the University’s orientation and transition programs.

This workshop based session will begin with a ‘snapshot’ of who the first year class of 2017-18 is at UBC, followed by a discussion of key experiences within the first year at University. Using break-out groups, we will share successes, identify challenges and opportunities in supporting the first year experience at UBC. This forum will help inform the topics of interest for the second annual First Year Experience Education Symposium to be held in January 2018.


Karen Smith, Lecturer, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology, Chair FYE Science Education Symposium and instructor in first year biology.

Patty Hambler, MEd, is the Director, Student Wellbeing Promotion with Student Development and Services. As a student affairs professional, Patty has worked in a variety of roles at UBC – all of which have focused on building community, promoting positive mental health, and strengthening student capacity to succeed at university.

Kari Marken is the Educational Designer of the First Year Experience programming that is connected to the Centre for Student Involvement & Careers., including Jump Start, Imagine UBC, and Collegium. Kari is also a doctoral student in the UBC Faculty of Education, Dept. of Curriculum & Pedagogy.

Neil Armitage, PhD, Learning Strategist at the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers, and instructor in sociology at UBC. 



Venue Website:

1961 East Mall V6T 1Z1, Vancouver


formerly Lillooet Room.