Who is the Teacher and Who is the Learner? A Teaching and Learning Tale from our Co-op Students

Event Date & Time

  • December 15, 2022
    9:30 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

This event is part of the CTLT Winter Institute, taking place from December 12-15, 2022.

Since 2014, cohorts of undergraduate students have been hired through CTLT in collaboration with Instructional Support Units and co-op programs across campus. Armed with diverse academic expertise from visual arts to electrical engineering–and with vast extra-curricular experience, these undergraduates were hired by many of UBC Vancouver’s faculty-based teaching and learning centres. They then offered much needed one-on-one support when we needed help on Canvas, Kaltura, Zoom, website design, and many other technologies. More recently as of 2020, the LT Hub started hiring co-op students to work in the LT Hub centrally in addition to the students that the faculty teaching and learning centres continue to hire through CTLT. This collective group of co-op students are our Learning Technology Rovers!

Our Tech Rovers have gathered so much insight in their reverse roles: ‘teaching’ faculty members how to employ different technologies to support teaching and learning. They ‘taught’ a lot and learned even more. Most importantly, they have made an impact in the optimization of a sustainable learning environment at UBC.

Attending this panel discussion will allow us to:

  • Witness student input into our UBC learning environment firsthand
  • Hear student experience as employees in the university setting
  • Hear former Learning Technology Rover students share the impact their experience has had on their future
  • Foster the teaching-learning exchange between the students and ourselves
  • Identify ways to create more opportunities for learning exchange


  • Tim Kato, Acting Manager LT Hub Operations
  • Assem Zhaksybay, current LT Hub Learning Technology Rover
  • Ryan Liew, former Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Learning Technology Rover
  • Ayra Faiz, former LT Hub Academic Continuity Rover
  • Chaitali Soni, VFMP Administrative Assistant and former Faculty of Medicine Academic Continuity Rover

This event will be hosted on Zoom.