Teaching in a Time of Racial and Cultural Tension (How does Race and Culture Impact Your Teaching)

Event Date & Time

  • January 19, 2023
    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

This event is part of the TA Institute, taking place from January 16–19, 2023.

Eligibility: 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, staff, or faculty.

Many of our learners will face barriers and challenges because our academic world is built upon values of white supremacy. As teachers, teaching assistants, and facilitators of learning spaces, we can preempt these barriers and challenges and build support into our lesson planning and the ways in which we facilitate learning.

In this workshop, we will work together to develop tools and strategies that will help us support our learners who experience racism on and off campus. Participants will leave with new skills and tools they can take into their lesson planning and teaching assistant work in the future.

Facilitator: Meaghan Efford, PhD Candidate, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries


If you wish to complete this workshop as part of either of the themes below to receive a Letter of Completion, you must complete:

  • the pre-session online module by January 16th, 2023 by 11:59 PM
  • fully attend 4 sessions under each theme you want to complete (this means arriving on time and participating until the end of the session)
  • the post-session online module by January 27th, 2023 at 11:59 PM
  • a theme completion form by January 27th, 2023 at 11:59 PM (only complete this form once—make sure to indicate all themes and all sessions that you have completed)

Click HERE to access all pre- and post-session modules for each theme and the theme completion form. If you have any questions about the pre or post work please reach out to CTLT.TAInstitute@ubc.ca.

This session falls into the following themes:

  • Exploring and Supporting Inclusivity, Equity, Accessibility and Wellness 
  • Online Mode

TA Institute

This year, workshops in the TA institute are organized into 5 themes. If you complete 4 workshops in a theme, complete the related pre- & post-session online modules and submit a theme completion form, you are eligible for a Letter of Completion that you can include in your Teaching Portfolio and CV. The Letter of Completion will include a brief description of the theme(s) that you completed, and how the work you did in the theme(s) support your development as a teacher.

This event will be hosted online on Zoom.