Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning

This is an exceptionally challenging and wildly important time to be an educator, as our students grapple with isolation from their regular social connections, a new educational landscape, traumatic images in the media, and some big questions that arise as a result of current events. Sometimes referred to as a “double pandemic,” the systemic racism resulting in George Floyd’s murder and the COVID-19 crisis have created circumstances that challenge us to reflect, unlearn, look inward, and imagine new ways to generate educational – and societal – change. These workshops are for UBC faculty, staff, and educators who wish to cultivate a teaching or facilitation practice that serves as a form of solidarity, and is premised upon research and popular education pedagogy in the areas of anti-racism, equity, and inclusion. 

Participants will be guided through reflection on their own roles and fears as educators, and develop an introductory understanding of concepts such as anti-racism, privilege, allyship, and solidarity especially in the context of online teaching and learning. These workshops also include the identification and intensive unpacking of harmful phrases that can lead to further marginalization of racialized or excluded students. Particular attention will be paid to helping educators with specific teaching strategies, practical tools, and relevant resources for their teaching practice.

We welcome participants from a broad spectrum of existing knowledge on these topics, all the way from an introductory level to an advanced level; All are welcome.

We are currently revising workshop offerings, and some of the workshops will return in the fall. You can find additional resources, future events and recordings of past events on the Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence at UBC website. 

Navigating Emotional Responses in the Classroom


Event Date & Time

  • June 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Registration for this session is full, please add your name to the waitlist HERE.  This workshop recognizes that emotions are part of the classroom climate. Instructors are tasked with the complex role of navigating their own emotions in the classroom, while also recognizing the emotions of their students and determining the best way to support (more…)