Navigating Indigenous Topics with Care in Online and In-Person Classroom Environments

Event Date & Time

  • January 14, 2021
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Event Description

Note: This session is intended for Graduate Students, and Undergraduate and Graduate TAs only

Facilitating discussions may be challenging for TAs, especially when those discussions involve Indigenous issues. In the context of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and the 2020 Indigenous Strategic Plan, UBC members have the responsibility to navigate Indigenous issues with care. In this workshop, TAs will reflect on some challenges that may arise in-person and online discussions about Indigenous issues and some strategies to address these challenges with care and responsibility.


  • Hannah Coderre, Educational Consultant, Indigenous Initiatives
  • Claudia Diaz, Educational Consultant, Indigenous Initiatives

TA Institute

The January 2021 TA Institute runs online from January 11-15. This year, workshops in the TA institute are organized into 6 themes. If you complete 4 workshops in a theme, and do the related pre & post-session online modules, you are eligible for a letter of completion that you can include in your Teaching Portfolio and CV. These letters will include a brief description of any themes that you completed, and how the work you did in those themes supports your development as a teacher.

To be completed – Pre/Post Session Online Module

If you wish to complete this workshop as part of the themes below  you must complete all applicable the pre-session online module(s) by January 11 at 9 AM and the post-session online module(s) by January 18 at noon to receive the letter(s) of completion.

  • Teaching for Inclusion and Accessibility

Click HERE to access the pre and post session modules.