Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop – October 8, 13, 16 & 19, 2020 (ONLINE)

Event Date & Time

  • October 8, 2020
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • October 13, 2020
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • October 16, 2020
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • October 19, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Description

The Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop on October 8, 13, 16  & 19, 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***

  • Oct. 8, 3-5 PM
  • Oct. 13, 1-5 PM
  • Oct. 16, 10 – 6 PM
  • Oct. 19, 9 AM – 5 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 October 2 at 4:30 pm.

Workshop Overview: This 4-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