Celebrate Learning Week

Celebrate Learning Week is an initiative to celebrate the teaching and learning opportunities at UBC. Members of the UBC teaching and learning community are encouraged to attend and participate in Celebrate Learning Week by either attending and/or coordinating events. Events include: open lectures, information sessions, student advising activities, poster sessions, workshops and more. For more info visit https://celebratelearning.ubc.ca

Teaching and Learning Innovation Panel

Teaching and Learning Innovation Panel


Event Date & Time

  • May 17, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Join us for a lively 1-hour session where our moderators – Simon Bates, Vice Provost Teaching and Learning, UBC Vancouver, and Heather Berringer, Chief Librarian and Associate Provost Learning Services, UBC Okanagan – will engage with four faculty members who are leading Teaching Learning and Enhancement Fund (TLEF) and Aspire-2040 Learning Transformations Fund (ALT-2040) projects (more…)

2021 TLEF and ALT-2040 Virtual Showcase

2021 TLEF and ALT-2040 Virtual Showcase


Event Date & Time

  • May 17, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

The Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF, established at UBC Vancouver in 1991) and Aspire-2040 Learning Transformations Fund (ALT-2040, established as the ALT Fund in 2015 at UBC Okanagan) serve as innovation engines for improving the learning experience for UBC students and advancing innovative teaching practices at UBC and beyond. The TLEF and ALT-2040 Showcase (more…)

Online Course Design Showcase Series: Large Scale Online Interdisciplinary Workshop Design

Online Course Design Showcase Series: Large Scale Online Interdisciplinary Workshop Design


Event Date & Time

  • May 17, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

In partnership with 15 health professional programs at the University of British Columbia, UBC Health (Office of the Vice-President, Health) delivers an integrated and coordinated approach to interprofessional education. The Integrated Curriculum supports the development of the competencies health students need for interprofessional collaborative practice and team-based care. The Integrated Curriculum consists of a series (more…)

Celebrate Learning Week Keynote – Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and other “Differentisms”

Celebrate Learning Week Keynote – Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and other “Differentisms”


Event Date & Time

  • May 18, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Cia Verschelden is the keynote speaker for Celebrate Learning Week 2021. Bandwidth concept – scarcity steals mental bandwidth  The cognitive resources for learning of many of our students have been and are being diminished by the negative effects of persistent economic insecurity and discrimination and hostility against non-majority groups based on race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual (more…)

Faculty Workshop – Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and other “Differentisms”


Event Date & Time

  • May 18, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

Cia Verschelden is the keynote speaker for Celebrate Learning Week 2021. If would like to participate in this workshop, please ensure you have also registered for Cia Verschelden’s keynote  presentation taking place from 10:00am – 12:00pm on May 18. Bandwidth concept – scarcity steals mental bandwidth  The cognitive resources for learning of many of our (more…)

Graduate Students in Teaching Conference – May 19 + 20, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • Day 1
    May 19, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2
    May 20, 2021
    9:15 am - 3:50 pm

Event Description

Please click “Register Now” to register for this event. The conference will be held online via Zoom and the Zoom link(s) will be emailed to you 2-3 days prior to the event. The Graduate Students in Teaching Conference is open for Graduate Students and Teaching Assistants (TA). Registration closes on May 14 at 12 PM PDT. (more…)

Advisors Workshop – Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and other “Differentisms”


Event Date & Time

  • May 19, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

Cia Verschelden is the keynote speaker for Celebrate Learning Week 2021. If you would like to participate in this workshop, please ensure you have also registered for Cia Verschelden’s keynote presentation taking place from 10:00am – 12:00pm on May 18. Can’t attend the CLW keynote session between 10-12pm?  Register to receive a temporary link to (more…)

Shaping Our Future: Blended Learning from a Different Lens

Shaping Our Future: Blended Learning from a Different Lens


Event Date & Time

  • May 19, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

With the transition to online teaching in the Spring 2020, many UBC faculty members faced the challenge of converting their course to remote teaching and online teaching. This transition created a need for specific training to assist the faculty and instructors in their online journey, to make sense of a new learning environment that had (more…)

Graduate Students and TAs – Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and other “Differentisms”


Event Date & Time

  • May 19, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

Cia Verschelden is the keynote speaker for Celebrate Learning Week 2021. If would like to participate in this workshop, it would be helpful if you also attend Cia Verschelden’s keynote presentation taking place from 10:00am – 12:00pm on May 18. Bandwidth concept – scarcity steals mental bandwidth  The cognitive resources for learning of many of (more…)

Student and Faculty Perspectives on Learning and Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Student and Faculty Perspectives on Learning and Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Event Date & Time

  • May 20, 2021
    9:30 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

In this session, student and faculty panelists will share their experiences of learning and teaching over the past year. What worked? What didn’t? By inviting students and faculty to the same panel session, we hope to encourage empathy and collaboration. Now more than ever, we need to work together to create more equitable and compelling (more…)