First Year Educators’ Symposium Forum

Series: CTLT Institute

Event Date & Time

  • August 23, 2018
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Description

As a follow up to the successful launch of the campus-wide First Year Educators’ Symposium earlier this year, we invite all Faculty to participate in this forum. Faculty members who teach first year students in any discipline are invited to come together to make connections with other instructors and with staff who support the first year experience through the University’s orientation and transition programs.

This workshop based session will begin with a ‘snapshot’ of who the first year class of 2018-19 is at UBC, followed by a discussion of key experiences within the first year at University. Using break-out groups, we will share successes, identify challenges and discuss opportunities in supporting the first year experience at UBC. This forum will help inform the topics of interest for the 2019 First Year Educators’ Symposium.

This event is part of our CTLT Summer Institute. For more Institute events, please click here.


Neil Armitage, Lecturer, Dept. of Sociology, Planning Committee for the 2019 First Year Educators’ Symposium.

Laila Ferreira, Lecturer, Coordinated Arts Program and Arts Studies in Research and Writing, Co-Chair for the 2019 First Year Educators’ Symposium.

Patty Hambler, MEd, Director, Health Promotion & Education with Student Development and Services and lead for the Academic Tenacity TLEF project.

Kari Marken, Educational Designer of the First Year Experience programming that is connected to the Centre for Student Involvement & Careers., including Jump Start, Imagine UBC, and Collegium. Kari is also a doctoral student in the UBC Faculty of Education, Dept. of Curriculum & Pedagogy.

Karen Smith, Lecturer, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology, Co-Chair for the 2019 First Year Educators’ Symposium and instructor in first year Biology.


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.