Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop: June 19-30, 2020 (ONLINE)

Event Date & Time

  • June 19, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 22, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 24, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 24, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • June 27, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • June 27, 2020
    2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • June 30, 2020
    9:15 am - 12:30 pm
  • June 30, 2020
    2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Event Description

The in-person Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) on June 14, 20 & 21, 2020 has been cancelled and will instead move online to Canvas and Zoom. Those who had previously signed up for the in-person ISW waitlist are not required to sign up for the online ISW waitlist again as your names are already in the system.

*** Please note that the dates and times of the online ISW are from June 19-30, 2020 for a total of 5 sessions ***

  • Friday, June 19 | 10am-12pm
  • Monday, June 22 | 10-11:30am
  • Wednesday, June 24 | 10am-12pm; 2-4pm
  • Saturday, June 27 | 9:30am-12:30pm; 2:30-5pm
  • Tuesday, June 30 | 9:15am-12:30pm; 2:30-5:30pm


***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 Monday June 15 at 4:30pm.

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

IMPORTANT Registration Process: ISWs offered for Graduate Students at UBC are in high demand and wait lists for each workshop are typically 80-100+

Questions: If you have any questions please contact