Indigenous Initiatives Design Series

Event Date & Time

  • Workshop 1: Motivation and Context
    November 1, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Workshop 2: Positionality and Place
    November 3, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Workshop 3: Design Lab
    November 8, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

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To apply, participants are required to commit for the entire series.


The Indigenous Initiatives Design Series (II Design Series) is a cohort program for instructors and members of the UBC teaching and learning community who come to Indigenous topics with different levels of knowledge and expertise. This is a three-part workshop series for anyone who wants to: 

  • Share practices to support meaningful and responsible engagement with Indigenous content and ways of knowing 
  • Redesign elements of their teaching and learning projects and resources 
  • Model and explore educational materials 
  • Apply classroom climate principles to everyday learning design situations 

Through interactive, blended synchronous and asynchronous activities and peer-to-peer discussion, participants will take a closer look at classroom climate, instructor/student positionality, and place.  


Audience + Previous Experience 

This workshop series is suitable for members of the UBC teaching and learning community who:  

  • have some familiarity, knowledge and experience designing and delivering their own courses  
  • are committed to integrating Indigenous perspectives and topics in their courses;  
  • have previously attended Classroom Climate series workshops or have attended other workshops offered by Indigenous Initiatives; and/or  
  • have other knowledge and experience working with Indigenous communities or Indigenous pedagogies.  

If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact  


Workshop Details & Application Information: 

To apply, participants are required to commit for the entire series. Completion of the series requires approximately 13-15 hours total time commitment, including attendance and participation in three synchronous half-day workshops and asynchronous homework/preparation. The Design Series relies on the active participation of all learners, who, as a team, collaborate to support each other in enhancing their course design or projects.    

  • 3 Zoom workshops (Total 9 hours) 
    • Workshop 1: Motivation and Context is Tuesday, November 1st, 2022: 9:30am – 12:30pm   
    • Workshop 2: Positionality and Place is Thursday, November 3rd, 2022: 9:30am – 12:30pm   
    • Workshop 3: Design Lab is Tuesday, November 8th, 2022: 9:30am – 12:30pm  
  • Total required asynchronous work (4-6 hours), including:  
    • Up to 2-hour preparation time via Canvas prior to November 1st, 2022     
    • 60-90 minutes of homework between sessions     

Detailed information including the preparatory work will be shared out to registrants prior to the start of the first session on Tuesday, November 1st, 2022.   

If you are unable to attend the dates listed above, but would like to participate in the future please add your name to the email list HERE. 

Applications will close on October 10th.  

If you have questions regarding the application process or the series, please contact  


This event will hosted online on Zoom.