Promoting Inclusion & Accessibility through Universal Design for Learning Panel

Event Date & Time

  • December 9, 2021
    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Teaching with care and compassion should remain a central practice of our pedagogy. Many traditional teaching practices tend to cater to or privilege certain types of learners, such as those learners who are able-bodied, fluent in the language of instruction, or good at learning course content by reading textbooks or listening to lectures. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach that allows instructors to remove barriers to learning by planning for a diverse range of students (such as race, language, ability, and socioeconomic background).

Join us in this session as we learn from UBC instructors who have embraced UDL principles, and the strategies they use in their course designs and with their curricular resources. They will share stories of how these strategies have promoted an inclusive classroom dynamic. Their examples will give session participants some ideas of how they can start implementing UDL practices into their courses to make them more inclusive. Participants will have opportunities to share practices that they already use and consider new ways to improve on the design of their courses.

Participants can expect to:

  • Gain an understanding of UDL principles
  • Connect the role of UDL in supporting diverse learners
  • Be inspired to implement UDL principles into their own teaching context


  • Afsaneh Sharif, CTLT Faculty Liaison
  • Nausheen Shafiq, CTLT Curriculum Consultant
  • Sue Hampton. Educational Consultant, CTLT


  • Meghan Allen, Associate Professor of Teaching, UBC Computer Science
  • Strang Burton, Associate Professor of Teaching, UBC Linguistics
  • Tamara Ebl, Lecturer, CPA-CA UBCO Faculty of Management

This event will be hosted online on Zoom.