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Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • September 4, 2019
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

It can feel impossible sometimes to meet our responsibilities and commitments, both professional and personal without sacrificing something important. Do you find yourself regularly having to “put out fires” instead of engaging in deep scholarly work? Are you losing sleep to cross items off your must-do list? Do you have the feeling that you have (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • September 5, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Join us face-to-face or virtually for one on one consultations with Learning Designers to explore ways to enhance your students’ online learning experience. Bring your courses, ideas and questions, and together we will explore how to incorporate new approaches into your teaching practice. We can give guidance to incorporate online instructional strategies that support:  Motivating students (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • September 5, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Effective question strategies can promote students’ comprehension, stimulate critical thinking, and enliven discussion. They can foster student involvement and facilitate a positive, active learning environment. Despite being a common communication strategy, using questions in teaching and learning is not a given” and, as instructors, we may end up defaulting to the “Any questions?” question more (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • September 5, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Event Description

This workshop will be useful to students, staff, or faculty who are interested in actively incorporating ways to share student ideas and generate knowledge in their lessons through discussion. In this workshop, we will not only examine what makes a discussion effective, but we will also develop strategies to help you as an instructor prepare (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • September 5, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Event Description

The present era is characterized by increasing interconnectedness and labor automation. These changes raise the need for a new set of skills, often named 21st century skills, which are especially required in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Various organizations have recognized the importance of developing these skills; however, studies have found that some (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • September 5, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

The Drop-In Clinics are open for administrators of UBC weblogs or websites to get one-on-one support in WordPress and Wiki for Teaching and Learning or Administrative purposes. Participants should come prepared with a list of questions specific to their sites when attending this session. Specialists at the clinic will assist you in addressing and resolving those (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • September 5, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Teaching large classes can be intimidating, but it is often a necessity. As the size of a class increases, it gets more challenging to keep the students engaged in the class. While boring monotone lectures exist, lecturing can be an effective teaching strategy. Research shows that traditional lectures used alone were ineffective, but that lectures (more…)

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • September 6, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Event Description

The innovative format of this interdisciplinary pedagogy event uses the structure of “Never have I ever” the truth game so loved by our students to create lively discussion of specific challenges and strategies in teaching at UBC. Each panelist will outline a challenging circumstance in teaching, with brief thoughts on responses to the challenge. S/he (more…)

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • September 6, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

The student diversity initiative at UBC Science is aimed to focus on addressing equity, diversity and inclusion in science courses and curriculum through building capacity to sustain best practices and to build an inclusive campus culture. As a first and necessary step towards achieving this goal, we reached out to our students to better understand (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • September 9, 2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Canvas Studio is a drop in space for anyone with questions related to UBC’s new learning management system Canvas. Here’s your chance to sit down with a Canvas expert and review your course design, explore migrating a Connect course to Canvas, and troubleshoot any challenges… ⚒ Hands-on Session Type


Event Date & Time

  • September 10, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Event Description

Come join us at our weekly drop-in demo sessions, where you can learn more about the Emerging Media Lab and try out some VR/AR experiences! This event is open to anyone from the UBC community, including staff, students, and faculty. Location: Emerging Media Lab, Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Room 183 (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • September 10, 2019
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • September 24, 2019
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • October 8, 2019
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • October 22, 2019
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Description

We will be running a mastermind group this fall and invite you to join us! The purpose of the mastermind group is to build capacity and provide support for educators who work to enhance the first year experience (FYE) at the UBC Point Grey Campus. In order to participate, we ask that you be able to (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • September 11, 2019
    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Event Description

The formative peer review of teaching is a process designed to provide feedback to instructors about their teaching. It is an opportunity for all involved to engage in collegial conversations about teaching and student learning. Please join us for this experiential  workshop suitable for reviewers (mentors) and reviewees (mentees) in the peer review of teaching.  The (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • September 12, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Join us face-to-face or virtually for one on one consultations with Learning Designers to explore ways to enhance your students’ online learning experience. Bring your courses, ideas and questions, and together we will explore how to incorporate new approaches into your teaching practice. We can give guidance to incorporate online instructional strategies that support:  Motivating students (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • September 12, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Qualtrics Studio UBC adopted a new survey tool: Qualtrics. Qualtrics is a powerful tool that offers UBC Faculty, and staff with new functionality in survey creation, data-analysis, and reporting. Join us for the the bi-weekly qualtrics studio to explore qualtrics together and to receive support and guidance using this tool.  The session is geared towards (more…)