Best Practices in Teaching Communication – Developing a Well-Rounded Professional Skill Set

Series: CTLT Institute

Event Date & Time

  • May 25, 2018
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Pillar: Transformative Learning

Attend this workshop to explore teaching and learning practices that support the development of personal and professional communication skills for degree success and success outside of the university. Participants will cycle between tables to engage with short presentations about teaching methods being used at UBC, such as listening, nonverbal communication, clarity & concision, confidence, respect, teamwork, feedback, and picking the right medium. Take away new ideas to implement in your own teaching context, expand your UBC network in teaching and learning, and gain new perspectives from your colleagues.

This workshop is presented by the Writing Across the Curriculum+ (WAC+) Program, a TLEF-funded collaboration between the Science Centre for Learning and Teaching (Skylight), the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication, and the Department of Chemistry. The program supports the teaching and learning of written, oral, and other non-traditional forms of communication in the sciences.


Dave Oliver, Instructor 1, Microbiology & Immunology
Megahn Aubé, Extended Learning
Eric Jandciu, Teaching and Learning Initiatives Strategist, Science Centre for Learning and Teaching

Alex Kuskowski – Learning Services Librarian, Digital Tattoo Coordinator
Highly Visible and Hard to Remove: Your Digital Tattoo and How to Think First on Social Media

Jaclyn Stewart – Department of Chemistry
Improvisational Theatre Games for Enhancing Undergraduate Students’ Communication Skills

Susan Hollingshead – Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
Personalized Grades for Group Work

David Ng – Michael Smith Laboratories
Science Communication and the Use of Creative Outlets: Case Studies with University Students, Young Children and the General Public

Kimberley Rawes and Jeremiah Mari Carag – Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Developing Skills to Give and Receive Feedback in Teams, Workplaces, or Assignments

Kim Dill-McFarland and David Oliver – Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Engaging Classroom and Online Tools for Developing Teamwork Skills



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.