CTLT Institute

The CTLT Institute is hosted three times a year by UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT).  The Spring, Summer & Winter Institutes feature interactive workshops where participants have an opportunity to network, gain practical ideas and share best practices with their fellow colleagues and members of the UBC Community.  Both Institutes are open to UBC faculty, staff, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students and are traditionally held in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC). For more information on the CTLT Institute please click here.

Distressing Material in (and Beyond) the Classroom: Strategies and Resources for Responsible Engagement


Event Date & Time

  • December 11, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

How do we bring difficult and distressing material into the classroom in a way that is responsible and productive for our students, for ourselves, and for wider communities? How do we responsibly engage our students in community-based learning that involves narratives and representations of violence? What are some of the difficulties that we encounter in (more…)

Inclusive Teaching: What is it and Why does it Matter?


Event Date & Time

  • December 11, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Event Description

This session is for anyone who teaches at UBC who is looking for an introduction to inclusive teaching practices. Be introduced to the literature underpinning inclusive teaching and discuss why inclusive practices in the classroom are important. We will explore diversity at UBC and who lives, works and studies here. You will have an opportunity (more…)

Framing Conversations with Students in Distress

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 12, 2019
    9:30 am - 10:45 am

Event Description

As faculty, you play a key role in supporting and enhancing student wellbeing in the learning environment.  Another way you can support student wellbeing is to have a supportive conversation when you notice students in distress, or when they reach out for support. This session introduces a framework that faculty can apply when having supportive (more…)

Evaluation of Teaching: New Metrics and Summary Statistics

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 12, 2019
    11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

Student Evaluation of Teaching (SEoT) has seen some major changes in 2018. A new system (Explorance/Blue) has been implemented, replacing CoursEval. As well, a new metric and summary statistics are now being reported. If you are teaching or managing a program and would like to consider SEoT results while enhancing your pedagogy, please join us (more…)

Supporting Students’ Learning, Health, and Wellbeing

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 12, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Event Description

Are you aware of the learning, health, and wellbeing challenges that are faced by students at the University of British Columbia? Have you wondered if there is a way for instructors to easily  provide students with information about the support and resources available that can help them not only succeed and thrive in their academic (more…)

In-class Experiential Education Techniques: An Interactive and Applied Session


Event Date & Time

  • December 12, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

Research in experiential education at UBC has identified a broad spectrum of techniques that educators use, and a widely held desire from faculty and staff for more opportunities to learn about specific experiential pedagogies. At the same time, it can be overwhelming and confusing to identify pedagogies or techniques that can work in diverse and (more…)

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sustainability Education


Event Date & Time

  • December 12, 2019
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Global heating, biodiversity loss, food and water inequality, and upheavals in economic and social systems demand that we re-think how we teach at universities and how we can better prepare students for a rapidly unfolding future characterized by change and uncertainty. In this session, you will learn how faculty are working across the disciplines to (more…)

Even in the Sciences? Bringing an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Lens to Multiple Learning Environments as a UBC Teaching Assistant


Event Date & Time

  • January 13, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Questions of equity, diversity and inclusion often come up in the work of Teaching Assistants regardless of discipline, but there are few opportunities to discuss these questions in depth with instructors and other TAs. This session focuses on the opportunities that all TAs (yes, even in the Sciences!) have to help create a more inclusive (more…)

Power, Consent, and Safety: Preventing and Responding to Sexualized Violence


Event Date & Time

  • January 13, 2020
    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

January is Sexual Assault Awareness Month at UBC! Presented by UBC’S Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO), this workshop will provide information about UBC’s systems for preventing and responding to sexualized violence, explore risk factors and vulnerabilities experienced by TAs, and provide training on responding to disclosures and navigating power dynamics to reduce risk. (more…)

Leading Discussions With Students… When Should I? How Should I?


Event Date & Time

  • January 13, 2020
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Description

As TAs, we want to contribute to, and enhance, active and engaged learning for students. One of the strategies we might consider is the use of discussions in the classroom. However, sometimes introducing and leading discussions in the classroom can be daunting and fraught with uncertainty. Other times, we may question the value of discussions (more…)