Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop- May 20 to June 1, 2020 (ONLINE)

Event Date & Time

  • May 20, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 23, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 24, 2020
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • May 27, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • May 28, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • May 31, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • June 1, 2020
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Description

The in-person Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) on May 23, 26 & 29 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 May 20-June 1, 2020 for a total of 7 sessions ***

  • Pre-meeting Wednesday May 20, 2020 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 23, 2020 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 24, 2020 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Sunday, May 31, 2020 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Monday, June 1, 2020 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 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 will close on Friday May 15 at 4:30pm.

Workshop Overview: This 7-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