“Never Have I Ever”: The Pedagogy Edition with CTLT Faculty Associates

Series: CTLT Institute

Event Date & Time

  • September 6, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Event Description


The innovative format of this interdisciplinary pedagogy event uses the structure of “Never have I ever” the truth game so loved by our students to create lively discussion of specific challenges and strategies in teaching at UBC. Each panelist will outline a challenging circumstance in teaching, with brief thoughts on responses to the challenge. S/he will then pose the question (ie. “Never have I ever offered a course without a final exam”). Attendees hold up a green card if they have done this thing, or a red card if they have not; confessions made, invested discussion follows on strategies to address the challenge.

Never have I ever:
– tried to teach something from another discipline (James Charbonneau, Physics)
– found a way to design group work that does not exasperate excellent students (Tiffany Potter, English)
– felt regret at my own grading scheme (Sathish Gopalakrishnan, Electrical and Computer Engineering)
– figured out the best way to use Learning Outcomes (Qian Wang, Asian Studies)
– banned laptops in my classroom (Andrew Owen, Political Science)
– thought of VR and AR technology as simply ‘sexy’ add-ons to teaching and learning (Siobhan McPhee, Geography)


  • Tiffany Potter, PhD – Senior Instructor, English
  • James Charbonneau, PhD – Instructor, Physics & Astronomy
  • Sathish Gopalakrishnan – Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Qian Wang, PhD. – Senior Instructor, Asian Studies
  • Andrew Owen, PhD – Instructor, Political Science
  • Siobhan McPhee, PhD – Senior Instructor, Geography