Contract Faculty Colloquium – May 4, 2023

Event Date & Time

  • May 4, 2023
    10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Event Description

This is a multi-access event.

The Contract Faculty Colloquium has been convened for Contract Faculty at UBC-V and UBC-O for several years, and aims to bring together Contract Faculty from across campuses to showcase and share their intellectual work with other colleagues. This year’s 8th Annual Colloquium will feature papers by Contract Faculty colleagues from a range of disciplines. We will examine various pedagogical processes and share pedagogical strategies throughout the day-long event, which will be presented in a multi-access form, so that we can include as many colleagues as we can from both campuses. The Colloquium is co-sponsored by CTLT and the UBC Faculty Association, and is organized jointly by the Contract Faculty Committee and CTLT staff.

We will be serving coffee and a light lunch for those who attend in person, so please let us know when you register. Registration is free, but we would ask that you honour your registration or cancel well ahead of time so we can have accurate numbers for catering and avoid food waste. We hope to see you there!

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  1. 10:00 am

    Registration and Coffee

  2. 10:30 am

    WELCOME: Introduction to Contract Faculty Committee members

  3. 11:00 – 11:15 am

    Sarika Bose

    “Marginalization in the Academy: For the Public Good?”

  4. 11:20 – 11:35 am

    Arianna Dagnino

    “Poetry in Self-Translation” (This paper is sponsored by a Special Canada Council grant)

  5. 11:40 – 11:55 am

    Meredith Beales

    “Naming “The backside of Canada”: The Search for Sir Francis Drake’s New Albion”

  6. 12:00 – 12:15 pm

    Azita Madadi Noei and Anahita Madadi Noee

    “Asynchronous or Multiaccess Synchronous, That is the Question”

  7. 12:20 – 12:15 pm

    Carellin Brooks and Sarah Nelle Jackson

    “Ungrading in Practice: Student-Led Collaborative Assessment”

  8. 12:40 – 1:40 pm


  9. 1:40 – 1:55 pm

    Nahid Walji

    “Creating Mathematical Experiences for Undergraduates: Explorations in Hyperbolic Space”

  10. 1:40 – 1:55 pm

    CANCELLED Paul Lusina

    “Technical Feasibility Canvas for Entrepreneurship”

  11. 2:00 – 3:00 pm


  12. 3:00 pm


  13. 3:20 – 3:35 pm

    Tess Prendergast

    “Rethinking the Canon in Children’s Literature”

  14. 3:40 – 3:55 pm

    Xueshun Liu

    “Teaching Critical Thinking Through Examples”

  15. 4:00 – 4:15 pm

    Sarbjit Sarkaria

    “Chat GPT: Clever Science or Real AI?”◊

  16. 4:20 – 4:30 pm

    Closing Remarks


  • Online: Zoom link will be provided upon registration
  • In-Person: Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Chilcotin, Room 256