Addressing Campus Climate in Your Classroom

Event Date & Time

  • October 11, 2016
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Classroom Climate is shaped not only by course content and the relationships among members of the classroom community, but also by the broader contexts of place, history, institutional policies and culture, campus climate, and so on. How do we begin to address those contexts in how and what we teach? How do the events, policies, and institutional changes on our university campus affect our learners and the work we do in our classrooms? Join us for a discussion led by Dr. J.P. Catungal, who will also share some of his experiences teaching an advanced undergraduate research seminar for the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice on “the politics of the university” in 2016.

This workshop will cover topics such as:

  • What is campus climate, and how is it related to classroom climate?
  • How do you frame course content in ways to make space for discussions of campus climate?
  • Scholarly resources to scaffold the conversation; and
  • Locating the multiple social positions and roles we occupy within the institution, and how to make space for exploring these in the classroom.



JP Catungal is Instructor I in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies with UBC’s Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. His research interests include the politics of emotions, embodiment and positionalities in teaching and learning spaces; queer of colour geographies; the practice and politics of mentorship; and Filipino-Canadian 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.