Students as Partners (SaP) Forum

Event Date & Time

  • June 6, 2023
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Event Description

This is a multi-access event.

Are you interested in learning about partnerships between undergraduate students, faculty, and staff to enhance teaching and learning? Did you know that UBC provides funding through the Students as Partners (SaP) in Course Design Grants to support undergraduate students working in partnerships with faculty to redesign UBCV undergraduate courses?

Join us for the inaugural Students as Partners Forum, where you’ll learn about the SaP in Course Design Grants; the theory and practice of partnership at UBCV; and have the opportunity to connect with individuals interested in SaP. Hosted by the UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), this full-day in-person and online event is open to members of the UBC community and will include: presentations by UBCV funded SaP projects; a panel presentation by international scholars engaged in the theory and practice of partnership; and workshops on disseminating SaP work and navigating power dynamics.

For those joining in-person, a light lunch will be provided.

Event schedule:

  1. 10:00 – 10:15 am

    Introduction to SaP Initiative


    Roselynn Verwoord, SaP Strategist

    Polina Petlitsyna, SaP Coordinator

    Marissa Hall, SaP Evaluation Specialist

  2. 10:15 – 10:35 am

    Keynote: SaP in the context of UBC’s Academic Mission

    Dr. Simon Bates, Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning

  3. 10:35 – 10:40 am


  4. 10:40 am – 12:20 pm

    SaP Project Presentations


    11 Student/faculty/staff

  5. 12:20 – 1:00 pm


  6. 1:00 – 1:45 pm

    Looking forward: The Global Future of SaP – Speaker Panel


    Dr. Cherie Woolmer, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair, Mount Royal University
    Sophia Abbott, PhD Student, George Mason University

  7. 1:45 – 2:00 pm


  8. 2:00 – 3:00 pm

    Workshop #1 – Disseminating your SaP work


    Marissa Hall, SaP Evaluation Specialist


    Workshop #2 – Navigating Power Dynamics in SaP Partnership


    Roselynn Verwoord, SaP Strategist

  9. 3:00 – 3:30 pm

    Determining Impact: Evaluating the SaP Initiative


    Marissa Hall, SaP Evaluation Specialist

    Roselynn Verwoord, SaP Strategist

    Polina Petlitsyna, SaP Coordinator


  • Online: Zoom link will be provided upon registration
  • In-Person: Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Chilcotin Room 256