Event Date & Time
January is Sexual Assault Awareness Month at UBC! Presented by UBC’S Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO), this workshop will provide information about UBC’s systems for preventing and responding to sexualized violence, explore risk factors and vulnerabilities experienced by TAs, and provide training on responding to disclosures and navigating power dynamics to reduce risk. Participants will explore the implications of the power dynamics TAs experience and practice a spectrum of prevention and response techniques.
By the end of this session, you will be able to:
- Activate and navigate UBC’s system for responding to sexualized violence
- Give a trauma-informed response to a disclosure of sexualized violence
- Dispel myths about the inevitability of sexualized violence
- Take action towards changing rape culture/creating a culture of consent
The TA Institute is open to all undergraduate TAs, graduate students who are interested in teaching, and all graduate student TAs. This session is not open to general undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows, staff, or faculty.
Sasha Wiley-Shaw is the Faculty and Staff Educator with UBC’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO). With a broad background in social justice education, feminist activism, and public policy, Sasha brings a multi-disciplinary approach drawing on experiential learning techniques to bridge theory and practice. Her workshops are informed by over a decade of work with students experiencing violence and marginalization and with Indigenous communities, providing content that is grounded in intersectional and systemic approaches to violence prevention.
To be completed – Pre/Post Session Online Module
If you wish to complete this workshop as part of the theme Inclusive, Student-Centered Learning, you must complete the pre-session online module by January 13 at 9 AM and the post-session online module by January 20 at noon to receive the letter of completion.
If you wish to complete this workshop as part of the theme Teaching Career Preparations, you must complete the pre-session online module by January 13 at 9 AM and the post-session online module by January 20 at noon to receive the letter of completion.
This year’s TA Institute includes sessions on Inclusive, Student-Centered Learning, Teaching Career Preparations, Teaching Fundamentals, Transformative Growth in Learning, and Interdisciplinary and Experiential Learning. If you are interested in impacting your current or future TAships, or in improving your teaching skills, be sure to join us for one or more of these 2 hour, interactive workshops.
This year, workshops in the TA institute are organized into 5 themes, and if you complete 3 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.
This year’s themes are:
- Inclusive, Student-Centered Learning
- Teaching Career Preparations
- Teaching Fundamentals
- Transformative Growth in Learning
- Interdisciplinary and Experiential Learning