First Year Experience Forum

Series: CTLT Institute

Event Date & Time

  • December 8, 2016
    12:00 pm - 1:30 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 a campus-wide FYE forum.  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 2016-17 is at UBC, followed by a overview of the first year at university that specifically highlights key moments in the year to build academic tenacity. Using break-out groups, we will share successes, identify challenges and opportunities in supporting the first year experience at UBC.


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.

Ashley Welsh is a Post Doctoral Teaching and Learning Fellow at UBC Vantage College and with Skylight in the Faculty of Science Dean’s office.  Ashley is an instructor or SCIE 113, a first year seminar for science students, and her research focuses on undergraduate student experience, metacognition, and curriculum studies.


Venue Website:

1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Please note this room is located through the CTLT offices of the 2nd floor in IKBLC.