Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop – December 1, 5, 6, 12 & 13, 2020

Event Date & Time

  • December 1, 2020
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • December 6, 2020
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • December 10, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • December 13, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Description

The Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop on December 1, 6, 10 & 13, 2020 will be hosted online using Canvas and Zoom.

We will maintain a clear focus on ensuring high-quality remote instruction. This approach is based on the current guidelines and direction of the Provincial Health Officer, public health agencies, and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.


*** Please note that the dates and times of the ONLINE ISW are as follows***

  • December 1,  6 PM – 8 PM
  • December 5, 9 AM – 4:30 PM
  • December 6, 9 AM – 4:30 PM
  • December 12 9 AM – 4:30 PM
  • December 13 9 AM – 4:30 PM

***Click “Register Now” to sign up for the WAITLIST only (being on the waitlist doesn’t guarantee a spot). IF you are chosen to participate, you will be contacted directly by our office by email (between after signing up and by registration closing date)***

Registration for the WAITLIST of this ISW closes on November 25 at 4:30 pm.

Workshop Overview: This 5-day workshop (24-hour) consists of teaching practice, theory application, and topical sessions specifically relevant to Teaching Assistants and Graduate Students at UBC.  During the workshop you will teach 3 short lessons and receive feedback from your peers.  You will work closely with peers and trained facilitators (who are themselves UBC graduate students).  In this supportive atmosphere you will have a chance to begin to develop new teaching skills, to enhance existing skills, and/or to try new and challenging ideas. This workshop is being offered in a special ONLINE format to accommodate distance learning and to meet the rapidly changing needs of TAs and graduate student instructors as a result of this shift to online education and will therefore focus on online instruction.

Workshop Eligibility:

A participant who wishes to take the Grad ISW is eligible if they are:

a full-time or part-time registered graduate student at UBC during the academic term when the ISW is offered

a graduate student at UBC who has completed degree requirements but has not yet convocated

a joint degree graduate student who is enrolled at UBC and another institution

a graduate student at UBC pursuing non-degree studies

a visiting graduate student that is eligible to take courses

A participant who wishes to take the Grad ISW is not eligible if they are:

not a graduate student at UBC

a graduate student at UBC who has on-leave status

a visiting graduate student that is not eligible to take courses

Additional information on the Graduate ISW can be found online here

Questions: If you have any questions please contact