Promoting Access and Inclusion for Learners of All Backgrounds at UBC | Leadership Panel

Event Date & Time

  • May 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

This event is part of the 2022 Celebrate Learning Week.

In this session attendees will hear perspectives from UBC leadership on strategies to promote, encourage and support accessible and inclusive teaching and learning.  

Accessible and inclusive teaching practices and program design are essential to removing systematic barriers to education for students of all backgrounds including those with disabilities. This panel will explore, from a strategic level, how inclusive teaching is being supported across both UBC campuses. In this 90-minute panel, a panel of UBCV and UBCO leaders will share their strategies, practical approaches, and their experiences and philosophies on inclusive teaching and learning. The panelists will outline ways that their role or units they lead support UBC’s strategic priorities relating to inclusive teaching, identify some systemic barriers or challenges that students face, and discuss strategies to overcome these barriers. There will be time reserved during this session for questions and ideas from the audience.  

This panel session builds upon two other Celebrate Learning Week panels, Student Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Accessible Practices, where you will hear student perspectives on how to create truly accessible learning engagement, and Teaching and Learning Accessible Practices and Support panel, where you will hear from faculty and staff practitioners who have been successful in using inclusive and accessible learning practices. 

Moderator: Christina Hendricks, CTLT Academic Director


  • Brad Wutherick, Associate Provost, Academic Programs, Teaching and Learning, UBCO
  • Mai Yasue, Interim Director, Education, Partnerships and Engagement, Equity and Inclusion, UBCV
  • Janet Mee, Interim Managing Director Student Affairs, UBCV
  • Earllene Roberts, Manager, Disability Resource Centre, UBCO
  • Joenita Paulrajan, Director, The Centre for Equitable Systems Design, Extended Learning, UBCV
  • Shirley Nakata, Ombudsperson for Students, Office of the Ombudsperson for Students