2021 New Faculty Teaching Orientation – A Focus on Teaching, Learning and Student Success

Event Date & Time

  • August 19, 2021
    9:30 am - 11:20 am

Event Description

Please click “Register Now” to register for this event. This event will be hosted online on Zoom. 

Welcome to UBC! We are pleased you have joined our vibrant, supportive UBC community. We know our faculty and staff are the most important resources we have – working side-by-side to shape the future of research, learning, and work.  This session is designed to help new faculty members learn more about UBCV and the opportunities available here for you with a focus on teaching, learning, and student success.

During the session, Guest Speaker, Karen Smith, will explore the factors that promote student learning and provide resources for promoting wellbeing at UBC.  Karen will also discuss student support in the context of online learning vs. in-person as we prepare our students for a return to campus this Fall. Participants will be provided with evidence-based teaching practices to promote student mental health and wellbeing and discuss ways we can incorporate these into our curriculum.

We will also have a panel of veteran faculty discussing their teaching experience at UBC, their transitions to online teaching and discuss how they support their students.  Lastly, Sarah Dupont, Head Librarian at Xwi7xwa Library, will highlight Indigenous teaching and learning resources at UBC

During this session you will:

  • Explore the factors that promote student learning and provide resources for promoting wellbeing
  • Hear first-hand from colleagues about how to have a successful first year
  • Learn about teaching programs, practices, and resources at UBC
  • Meet colleagues from across the Vancouver campus

Please note, this online session is for NEW FACULTY only.


  • Christina Hendricks, Academic Director, CTLT
  • Jaclyn Stewart, Deputy Academic Director, CTLT
  • Emily Renoe, Senior Educational Consultant: Learning Technologies, CTLT
  • Sukhi Ghuman, Manager, Marketing and Events, CTLT


UBC HR is also hosting an orientation and onboarding session on Wednesday, August 25 from 10:00am-12:00pm. Register for this session to learn more about UBC. 

Please ensure you have your own quiet space, a computer with a webcam and headphones or earbuds.