Inclusive Teaching: What is it and Why does it Matter?

Event Date & Time

  • December 11, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Event Description

This session is for anyone who teaches at UBC who is looking for an introduction to inclusive teaching practices. Be introduced to the literature underpinning inclusive teaching and discuss why inclusive practices in the classroom are important. We will explore diversity at UBC and who lives, works and studies here. You will have an opportunity to learn, discuss and share inclusive teaching practices. You will leave the workshop with a range of practices and resources to continue exploring.


**If you are enrolled in the Teaching Development Program, this workshop satisfies the core requirement for inclusive teaching.


Suggested Pre-reading


To help maximize our time together we suggest that you complete two brief pre-work activities:


  1. Please watch this very brief video by Columbia University’s Centre for Teaching and Learning, and then reflect on the question they pose: “What does inclusive teaching mean to you?”
  2. Please read the following article by Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee Nation), UBC Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture: After reading this article please reflect on the following question: What is your role as a member of the UBC community to grapple with the complexities of student identity(ies) that Daniel describes in his article?




  • kele fleming Associate Director, CTLT   
  • Gillian Gerhard Senior Manager, CTLT 
  • Sue Hampton Educational Consultant, CTLT