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.

The Professional Juggle: How to Manage Time, Work and Life

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • September 4, 2019
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

It can feel impossible sometimes to meet our responsibilities and commitments, both professional and personal without sacrificing something important. Do you find yourself regularly having to “put out fires” instead of engaging in deep scholarly work? Are you losing sleep to cross items off your must-do list? Do you have the feeling that you have (more…)

Expand Your Repertoire of Questioning Techniques to Improve Student Learning


Event Date & Time

  • September 5, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Effective question strategies can promote students’ comprehension, stimulate critical thinking, and enliven discussion. They can foster student involvement and facilitate a positive, active learning environment. Despite being a common communication strategy, using questions in teaching and learning is not a given” and, as instructors, we may end up defaulting to the “Any questions?” question more (more…)

Preparing for and Leading Effective Discussions


Event Date & Time

  • September 5, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Event Description

This workshop will be useful to students, staff, or faculty who are interested in actively incorporating ways to share student ideas and generate knowledge in their lessons through discussion. In this workshop, we will not only examine what makes a discussion effective, but we will also develop strategies to help you as an instructor prepare (more…)

Teaching Large Classes


Event Date & Time

  • September 5, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Teaching large classes can be intimidating, but it is often a necessity. As the size of a class increases, it gets more challenging to keep the students engaged in the class. While boring monotone lectures exist, lecturing can be an effective teaching strategy. Research shows that traditional lectures used alone were ineffective, but that lectures (more…)

“Never Have I Ever”: The Pedagogy Edition with CTLT Faculty Associates

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • September 6, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Event Description

The innovative format of this interdisciplinary pedagogy event uses the structure of “Never have I ever” the truth game so loved by our students to create lively discussion of specific challenges and strategies in teaching at UBC. Each panelist will outline a challenging circumstance in teaching, with brief thoughts on responses to the challenge. S/he (more…)

Creating Inclusive Science Classrooms: Student Voices

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • September 6, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

The student diversity initiative at UBC Science is aimed to focus on addressing equity, diversity and inclusion in science courses and curriculum through building capacity to sustain best practices and to build an inclusive campus culture. As a first and necessary step towards achieving this goal, we reached out to our students to better understand (more…)