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Remembering the human in the loop

Celebrate Learning Week 2024

May 6 – 10, 2024


Generative AI is changing the way we think about education–it brings exciting possibilities, and poses new challenges. But as we turn our attention to technology, remembering the people at the heart of our mission becomes increasingly vital. At the 2024 Celebrate Learning Week, we will explore how to retain our focus on the human aspects of education, while absorbing and exploring this new technological landscape.

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Dr. Bryan Dewsbury

Dr. Dewsbury is an Associate Professor of Biology at Florida International University (FIU). He is the Principal Investigator of the Science Education And Society (SEAS) research program, which blends research on the social context of teaching and learning, faculty development of inclusive practices, and programming in the cultivation of equity in education.

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Dr. Jessica Riddell

Dr. Riddell is a Professor of Early Modern Literature in the English Department at Bishop’s University, Quebec, Canada. She is one of Canada’s most prolific public scholars on the role universities play in a civil, just society and regularly convenes conversations about how education shapes creative democracy.


From May 6 to May 10 2024, the Provosts and Vice-President Academic from UBCO and UBCV will collaboratively present this cross-campus week-long initiative showcasing teaching and learning at UBC through open lectures, poster sessions, panel discussions, workshops and more. UBC faculty, staff and students as well as community members are encouraged to participate in Celebrate Learning Week by attending and/or coordinating events. Learn more about CLW.

Program schedule

May 6
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UBCV Keynote: Dr. Bryan Dewsbury | For What World Do We Prepare? Education Beyond Content

Online

May 6, 2024 | 9:00 am – 10:30 am

In this session, we will discuss ways in which classrooms can be reimagined as places where some of these habits can be made explicit. We will consider how leaning into our nature better positions us to adapt, to change, and to collectively take on the vexing problems that still plague society.

Moderator: Dr. Elisa Baniassad, CTLT Acting Director and Professor of Teaching, Department of Computer Science.


Reunion for UBCO Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) and Teaching Development Program (TDP) Participants

In-person: UBCO

May 6, 2024 | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Calling all past and current TDP and ISW participants to meet up to reminisce about those inspiring mini-lessons, aha!- and haha!-moments. There will be an opportunity to share instructional strategies that have been working well for you as well as bounce off new ideas with your trusted colleagues and educational consultants. A light buffet lunch will be provided.

Facilitators:

  • Barbara Komlos, Educational Consultant for Curriculum & Faculty Development, CTL, UBCO
  • Other CTL Educational Consultants and ISW Facilitators

Keeping Students in the Loop: Using Institutional Data to Inform Course Design and Teaching Practices

In-person: UBCO

May 6, 2024 | 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Do you consider how new generations of students bring different ideas and expectations about higher education? Do you often wonder whether most of our students choose to continue their education after graduation? This session will share highlights about students’ motivations to join UBCO, their experiences over the course of their studies, and their pathways after earning a degree, whether it be further education or joining the labour market. There will be time for discussion to explore ways in which these insights can inform academic program and course design, as well as teaching practices.

Facilitators:

  • Francois Lachapelle, PhD, OPAIR
  • Barbara Komlos, EdD, CTL

AI, Assessment and the Student and Educator Experience

In-person: UBCV

May 6, 2024 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This workshop will explore the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Assessment in Science education through two perspectives-that of the student and that educator.  By combining short presentations from members of the teaching and learning community, with break-out activities, and groups discussions, participants will consider AI as it intersects with classroom assessments from both the student and educator perspectives. First, we will discuss how you may choose to use AI in assignments with your students.  Second, we will discuss how you may choose AI yourself in the development of the assessments.  Participants will leave with resources to help guide them beyond this workshop, and with an appreciation of the opportunities and limitations presented by AI for/and assessment. Facilitators for this session are all from the Faculty of Science and therefore examples will focus on science-based pedagogy; however, we welcome participants from all Faculties. In order to get the most from this workshop, participants should have some minimum familiarity with Generative AI.

Facilitators:

  • Noureddine Elouazizi, Senior Strategist, AI and Innovation in Learning Technology, Skylight Centre for Learning and Teaching
  • Emma Davy, Science Education Specialist and Honorary Lecturer, Department of Chemistry and Skylight Centre for Learning and Teaching
  • Please note, we will be joined by two additional faculty members from Science
May 7
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Graduate Students in Teaching Conference

Online

May 7 & 8, 2024 | 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

This Graduate Students in Teaching (GSiT) conference is a two day annual conference that typically takes place during the Celebrate Learning Week At the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, BC. This conference is an opportunity for graduate students to focus on the present and future role of graduate students in teaching: graduate students teaching now, as well as graduate students as future faculty.


Student Panel – Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going: Navigating the Integration of Generative AI at UBC

Online

May 7, 2024 | 9:30 am–11:00 am

Join us in this student panel to learn how UBC students are navigating this growing field of GenAI that is significantly impacting education. In this session, students from different disciplines will share how they are using GenAI in their learning and reflect on key considerations associated with its use.

Panel Moderator: Judy Chan, Educational Consultant, CTLT

Panelists:

  • Jaclyn Fong, Grad student, Masters of Library Science, Digital Tattoo student coordinator
  • Kevin Wang, Grad student, B.A. in Computer Science
  • Mohammed AJ, Electrical engineering, APSC, 3rd year
  • William Kang, BSc, Comp. Science and Math
  • Tien Nguyen, undergrad student, Statistics, Faculty of Science, Cloud Innovation Centre
  • Harshinee Sriram, Grad student (4th year PhD), Computer Science, Faculty of Science

Remembering the Human in the Student: Trauma-informed Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Labs that Use Human Participants

In-person: UBCO

May 7, 2024 | 10:00 am – 11:20 am

This interactive workshop will introduce the prevalence of trauma experience, and the impacts of trauma on students. We will also discuss a range of trauma responses to help attendees recognize some signs and symptoms of trauma in learners. For most of the session, we will practice applying the principles of trauma-informed practice to analyze and adjust common lab practices and activities. Attendees will leave the session with an appreciation for how trauma-informed practice supports equity and inclusion, and with some simple, practical tools for making their own lab teaching more trauma-informed.

Facilitators:

  • Meaghan MacNutt, Assistant Professor of Teaching, Health & Exercise Sciences, UBCO (she/her)
  • Hannah Connon, Health & Exercise Sciences, UBCO (they/them)
  • Johannah Black, Education Specialist, Sexual Violence Prevention & response Office, UBCO (she/her)

Navigating Responsible Use of GenAI in Teaching & Learning – Developing UBC-Wide Principles and Guidelines

Online

May 7, 2024 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

A cross-campus panel – featuring instructors, students, and staff – will share general topics in the developing guidelines and discuss questions from the UBC community around key areas including how GenAI can enhance education; how to mitigate risks; academic integrity; ethical considerations; and intellectual property and privacy when using GenAI tools. The session will present work the committee has been doing to develop principles and guidelines and outline key questions that arose during consultation and drafting phases.

Panelists:

  • Brianne Orr-Alvarez, Associate Professor of Teaching, Spanish, Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies, UBCV
  • Elisa Baniassad, CTLT Acting Director and Professor of Teaching, Department of Computer Science, UBCV
  • Anita Chaudhuri, Assistant Professor of Teaching, FCCS, UBCO
  • Tamara Ebl, Lecturer, Faculty of Management and Teaching Fellow, UBCO
  • Christina Hendricks, Professor of Teaching, and Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning pro tem, UBCV
  • Ainsley Rouse, Associate Director, Academic Integrity Hub, Office of the Vice-President Academic, UBCV
  • Tammy Yasrobi, Associate Director, Teaching and Learning Technologies, CTLT, UBCV

2024 TLEF and ALT-2040 Online Showcase

Online

May 7, 2024 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The TLEF and ALT-2040 Virtual Showcase will celebrate the innovative work of TLEF and ALT-2040 project teams and showcase a diverse range of projects from both the Okanagan and Vancouver campuses. During this 2-hour Virtual Showcase, TLEF and ALT-2040 project teams will present posters relating to their projects.

Hosted by:

  • Michelle Lamberson, Director, Flexible Learning Special Projects, UBCO
  • Jeff Miller, CTLT Senior Associate Director, Projects and Faculty Partnerships/ TLEF, UBCV

Keeping Wellbeing in the Teaching Loop

Online

May 7, 2024 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This presentation will highlight results that shed light on survey respondents’ perceptions of the intersection of student wellbeing and teaching practices. Session participants will be invited to share how their experiences align with the survey findings and to explore ways in which they can support student wellbeing as well as their own.

Facilitators: 

  • Barbara Komlos: Educational Consultant, Centre for Teaching & Learning, UBCO
  • Adriana Briseño-Garzón: Senior Manager, Research & Evaluation, CTLT, UBCV
  • Gülnur Birol: Director, Skylight: Science Centre for Learning & Teaching, UBCV

Lecture to Dialogues – Make Your Lesson Materials More Engaging With ChatGPT

Online

May 7, 2024 | 4:00 pm–5:30 pm

How can generative AI help make your lesson materials more engaging? Instead of using GPT to generate lesson contents, this workshop will demonstrate the potential of using GPT to present your pre-written contents in a new way.

Facilitators:

  • Thitaree Tanprasert, PhD candidate, Department of Computer Science
  • Dongwook Yoon, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science
May 8
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Educators and Facilitators Retreat

In-person: UBCO

May 8, 2024 | 8:30 am–2:00 pm

Join the UBCO Educators and Facilitators Community of Practice to develop community and support and discuss the unique needs of educators and facilitators in higher education. For the context of this retreat educators and facilitators are those who teach or lead workshops, sessions, or classes that are outside of the academic calendar such as full-term courses. In this retreat, we will be focusing on the common challenges faced by teaching single sessions and working in small groups to discuss, brainstorm, and problem-solve solutions to provide support.

Facilitators: 

  • Sajni Lacey, Learning and Curriculum Support Librarian/Library
  • Jenica Frisque, Equity Education Strategist/Equity and Inclusion Office
  • Shweta Jaiswal Thakur, Workplace Learning and Engagement Consultant/Human Resources

Graduate Students in Teaching Conference

Online

May 7 & 8, 2024 | 9:30 am – 2:20 pm

This Graduate Students in Teaching (GSiT) conference is a two day annual conference that typically takes place during the Celebrate Learning Week At the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, BC. This conference is an opportunity for graduate students to focus on the present and future role of graduate students in teaching: graduate students teaching now, as well as graduate students as future faculty.


Faculty Panel – Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going: Navigating the Integration of Generative AI at UBC

Online

May 8, 2024 | 9:30 am–11:00 am

This panel aims to foster a rich discussion on how Generative AI is reshaping the educational landscape, from enhancing pedagogical practices to reimagining assessments and preparing students for a future where AI is an integral part of professional life. Join us for a thought-provoking session that delves into the complexities, potential, and future directions of teaching with Generative AI.

Moderator:

  • Joseph Topornycky, Manager, Graduate  Student  Programs | The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, UBCV

Panelists:

  • Andrew Owen, Associate Professor of Teaching, Department of Political Science | Faculty of Arts, UBCV
  • Qingshi Tu, Assistant Professor, Industrial Ecology/Sustainability Engineering, Department of Wood Science | Faculty of Forestry, UBCV
  • Brianne Orr-Álvarez, Associate Professor of Teaching | Associate Head of Spanish Studies | Language Program Director of Spanish (Acting), UBCV
  • Kari Grain, Adult Learning and Global Change, Program Coordinator/Lecturer | Faculty of Education, UBCV
  • Vikas Menghwani, Assistant Professor of Teaching, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science | Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences, UBCO
  • Jane Jun, Southern Medical Program Librarian;| Health & Exercise Sciences | Nursing, UBCO

Online Exams in In-person Classes: An Open Conversation on Accessibility, Flexibility, and Academic Integrity in the Age of AI

Online

May 8, 2024 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Online examinations became a necessity during the quick transition to online learning in 2020. Following the return to the classroom, many instructors opted to resume traditional in-person examinations, often citing academic integrity as a primary concern. While in-person classes have more flexibility than online classes in regard to assessment modalities, there are myriad reasons to consider the continued use of online examinations even in this new era of AI with its complex considerations for academic integrity. Evidence shows that online exams are an accessible and flexible assessment modality that contribute to a more positive examination experience for many students, including reduced test anxiety, and benefits the whole teaching team with greater transparency in grading, a wide range of question formats allowing for diverse exams, and automated features for grading and feedback. In this session we will look at benefits and challenges of delivering online exams and explore techniques and best practices for mitigating intentional and unintentional academic misconduct that may arise.

Facilitator: 

  • Catherine (Katey) Kyle, Lecturer, Community, Culture, and Global Studies, FASS, UBCO

Emerging Media Lab Drop-in Tour

In-person: UBCV

May 8, 2024 | 10:30 am–3:30 pm

EML is an experimental space where faculty, students, and staff from all disciplines collaborate with industry and the community. Its mission is to evolve learning by creating tools and techniques using emerging media. We welcome faculty to drop in and visit us to learn more about our current and past projects, about the call for proposals process with EML and about our events and other opportunities.

Drop-in any time from 10:30 am–3:30 pm. Visits are recommended 20 minute minimum for demos and information exchange.

Presenters:

  • Maryann Kempthorne, Lab Supervisor
  • Sloane Madden, Lab Coordinator
  • Saeed Dyanatkar, Executive Producer/Sr. Manager

Exploring the Integration of Large Language Models in Higher Education: Challenges, Opportunities, and Ethical Considerations

In-person: UBCV

May 8, 2024 | 12:00 pm–1:30 pm

This session will spotlight Dr. Salehian Kia’s project on developing the GenAI chatbot to facilitate self-regulated learning and explore the interactive dynamics between students and the GenAI chatbot. The project aims to delineate ethical approaches to promoting students’ meaningful engagement with this emerging technology and to address and deliberate on numerous challenges and constraints linked with deploying LLMs in higher education. It emphasizes scenarios warranting caution, instances where LLMs face architectural constraints, and areas where their utilization may entail risks, thereby requiring prudent mitigation measures and strategic planning.

Facilitators:

  • Fatemeh Salehian Kia, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, School of Information, UBC
  • Noureddine Elouazizi, Senior Strategist, Artificial Intelligence and Innovation in Learning Technology, Faculty of Science’ s Centre for Learning and Teaching (Skylight), UBC

Cultivating the Reciprocal Benefits of Wellbeing Practices for Faculty and Students

In-person: UBCO

May 8, 2024 | 1:00 pm–2:15 pm

Join us for a dynamic workshop to explore the integration of evidence-based wellbeing practices into your teaching environment, whether it be a classroom, lab, or online class. Research shows that instructor and student wellbeing are interrelated in that the types and frequency of student-teacher interactions impact the wellbeing of both (Klitz et.al., 2020; Trolian et.al., 2022). Build your repertoire of strategies; become aware of resources; learn and share ideas with others. 

Facilitator:

  • Sally Stewart, PhD, School of Health and Exercise Sciences

Generative AI Studios

Online

May 8, 2024 | 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

These sixty minute, weekly sessions – facilitated by Technologists and Pedagogy Experts from the CTLT – are designed for faculty and staff at UBC who are using, or thinking about using, Generative AI tools as part of their teaching, researching, or daily work.

Facilitators:

(Regular)

  • Nicole Ronan, Learning Design Consultant, CTLT
  • Rich Tape, Programmer Analyst II, CTLT

(Occasional)

  • John Cheng, Learning Design Consultant, CTLT
  • Lucas Wright, Senior Education Consultant, CTLT

Gen AI and Student Careers: The Potentialities of Integrating Learning, Career Development, and the Job Market

Online

May 8, 2024 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for an intriguing exploration of how Gen AI is influencing our students’ career paths and outcomes.

In this complex technological landscape, how can we establish a student-centered ecosystem that integrates teaching, learning, career development, and job market stakeholders?

  • Through collaborative discussion and shared experiences,we will dive deep into:
    The evolving impact of Gen AI on students’ approaches to job seeking and the changing employment landscape
  • Connecting career development services with classroom learning experiences
  • Identifying essential skills and competencies for students to thrive in an AI-driven job market

Speakers:

  • Doug Surtees, Industry & Employer Engagement Specialist, ACD
  • Leonardo Santos, Career Development Specialist, ACD

Public Service Announcements and Other Quick Imperfect Student Creations

In-person | UBCV

May 8, 2024 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In this session, participants will create any one of: quick videos, cartoons, infographics, audio recordings, immersive experiences or interpretive dances. Participants will be tasked to create a product in 5 or 10 minutes that captures the essence of some important idea they have learned. The immediacy of the project draws on participants creativity and humour and releases groups from perfectionism and fear. Using AI would never even occur to participants. These messy funny creations are more memorable for both the creators and the viewers and make their points stick.

Facilitator:

  • Jennifer Klenz, Associate Professor of Teaching, Faculty of Science, Depts of Botany and Zoology, UBCV

Using AI for Student Learning and Support

Online

May 8, 2024 | 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

This interactive session will demonstrate some of the technologies and techniques for utilizing AI in classes including chatbots for question answering and student support and tools that students may use for completing assignments. Instructors will learn about the capabilities and limitations of these systems and get hands-on experience to help determine if and how they would be appropriate for their classes. The speaker will also present experiences with using AI in classes, including results on AI proficiency in completing assignments and the development of a UBC-hosted software for course-specific chatbots. This session is useful for instructors at all levels of experience with AI and technology.

Facilitator:

  • Ramon Lawrence, CTL Academic Director and Professor of Computer Science

From Writing to Coding – Integrating Generative AI into Assignments

Online

May 8, 2024 | 3:00 pm–4:00 pm

Since Generative AI tools became freely available to the public, educators have had to rethink their assessments and assignments in light of academic integrity concerns as well as expanding competencies to include using GenAI and critically evaluating outputs. The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) partnered with instructors on the Okanagan campus to experiment with integrating Copilot (Microsoft’s Generative AI tool) into assignments. Two projects, first-year writing and 2nd/5th-year computer science, were selected to pilot the collaborative project using the Design Thinking Process to understand what supports and resources were needed by instructors. This presentation will provide an overview of the framework and key considerations guiding the collaborative projects, emerging design of the assignments, and preliminary input from students. While the pilot is ongoing, we welcome you to join us and learn about the instructors’ experience so far.

Facilitators:

  • Yves Lucet, Professor
  • Anita Chaudhuri, Asst Prof Teaching
  • Barbara Komlos, Educational Consultant, Faculty and Curriculum Development
  • Abir Cosyn, Manager Learning Technologies and Strategy
  • Andrea Szilagyi, Sessional Lecturer
May 9
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UBCO Keynote: Dr. Jessica Riddell | Hope Circuits: Re-membering and Renewal for Human Flourishing

In-person: UBCO

May 9, 2024 | 9:00 am–10:15 am

Hope Circuits offers a set of ten conceptual tools that moves us from moment to mindset as we re-centre human and ecological flourishing and re-member the human.


Constellation Part 1: Enhancing Teaching with Audio & Digital Technology

Multi-access: UBCO

May 9, 2024 | 10:15 am–11:00 am

This session provides a deep dive into two different hands-on learning experiences using audio and digital media. We look at the intersection between emerging technologies, teaching, and learning experiences. We invite you to join us to hear from two instructors who have utilized the tools at Constellation to augment their assignments in the classroom. The first is a student-generated podcast and the second is student-generated digital things. We will look at what the students created, course assignment structures, and the challenges of integrating these tools into the classroom.

Moderator:

  • Joel Thiessen

Presenters:

  • Margaret Carlyle
  • Stephanie Awotwi-Pratt
  • Fiona McDonald

Constellation Part 2: A Journey Through Space(s)

In-person: UBCO

May 9, 2024 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Join us at the makerspaceUBCO for a tour of the Constellation, an alignment of media and technology-rich teaching and learning spaces and resources at UBC Okanagan. Accessible to UBC Okanagan faculty and students in all disciplines, the Constellation network can facilitate learning, innovation, and creation both inside and outside of the classroom.

Presenters:

  • Cortnee Chulo
  • Garth Evans
  • Joel Thiessen

Brave Spaces ≠ Safe Spaces

Online

May 9, 2024 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm

In Issue 4, RESPECT magazine asked UBC students about blind spots that limit learning experiences and professional preparedness. This presentation carries the discussion forward with panelists about ways we create spaces that provide a safety net for conversations on promoting free speech, responding to gender stereotypes, and using generative AI for improved learning experience.

Panelists:

  • Ximena Cayo Barrantes, Undergraduate student, UBC Okanagan
  • Anita Chaudhuri, Assistant Professor of Teaching, FCCS, UBC Okanagan
  • Rishma Chooniedass, Assistant Professor of Teaching, FHSD, UBC Okanagan
  • Jiayi Lu, Undergraduate student, UBC Okanagan
  • Other panelists to be added.

Tech Panel – Empowering Education: Unveiling the Potential of Generative AI in the Classroom

Online

May 9, 2024 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Join us for an exploration into the integration of Generative AI within our teaching practices. This panel brings together educators, technology experts, and early adopters in the field to share their direct experiences with employing GenAI in learning environments. They will discuss both the hurdles and victories they’ve encountered, providing their viewpoints of what it means to integrate this technology into teaching.

Panelists:

  • TBC

Moderator:

  • Rich Tape, CTLT Programmer Analyst II, UBCV

StEARing AI: A SaP Project on Generative AI and Academic Integrity

Online

May 9, 2024 | 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

With generative AI and the concern for plagiarism in the upswing, research recommends asking questions such as, “What are the ethical implications of advanced technology on education? How can artificial intelligence promote equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility?” (Eaton, 2023, p. 3) In this project, we used the photovoice method to generate visual narratives from UBC students.

Moderator:

  • Anita Chaudhuri, Assistant Professor of Teaching, FCCS, UBC Okanagan

Panelists:

  • Ximena Cayo, Barrantes, Undergraduate student, UBC Okanagan
  • Peter Idoko, Undergraduate student, UBC Okanagan
  • Jiayi Lu, Undergraduate student, UBC Okanagan
  • Other panelists to be added.

Leading Through Change – UBC Leaders Talk Incorporating GenAI And Preparing For The New Reality

Online

May 9, 2024 | 1:00 pm–2:30 pm

Join us as UBC leaders in teaching and learning, technology, and academic integrity, look back at how they navigated the sudden shift in how we work, learn, and teach, and discuss what is next to come.

Panelists:

  • Dr. Christina Hendricks, Professor of Teaching Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning pro tem, UBCV
  • Dr. Ainsley Rouse, Associate Director, Academic Integrity Hub, Office of the Vice-President, Academic, UBCV
  • Heather Berringer, Associate Provost, Academic Operations and Services, Office of the Provost and Vice-President, UBCO
  • Dr. Elisa Baniassad, CTLT Acting Director and Professor of Teaching, Department of Computer Science, UBCV
  • Jennifer Burns, Associate Vice President Chief Information Officer, Information Technology, UBCV

Moderator:

  • Dr. Ramon Lawrence, CTL Academic Director, UBCO

Teaching, Learning, and AI: The Lightning Round

Online

May 9, 2024 | 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

The rapid development of AI tools poses huge challenges and opportunities for teaching and learning. And UBC is responding in many different ways. Join us for a rapid fire introduction to a range of groups and individuals who are devoting their time to confronting many of the different AI impacts. This event will provide participants and attendees a chance to hear about a bunch of initiatives; make connections; and learn about aspects of Teaching, Learning, and AI that you might not have even considered.

Facilitator: 

  • Andrew Owen, Associate Prof of Teaching, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, UBCV
May 10
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UBCO: Closing Plenary Panel – Reflections on the Future Teaching and Learning Scholarship and Practice

Multi-access: UBCO & Online

May 10, 2024 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm

This closing panel will invite leaders of teaching and learning across three different institutions to reflect on the ways teaching and learning scholarship and practice will evolve or transform in the coming years. In particular the panelists will explore how campus communities might respond to the changing landscape or evolving faculty roles, the rise of AI and other new technologies, the increased emphasis and importance of equity, Indigenization, accessibility, and wellbeing in our teaching and learning environments, and the changing needs of our increasingly diverse students.

Panelists:

  • Jessica Riddell, Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair of Undergraduate Teaching Excellence, Bishop’s University
  • Brett McCollum, Director, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, TRU
  • Ramon Lawrence, Academic Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning, UBCO

We acknowledge that Celebrate Learning Week is being hosted on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Syilx Okanagan Nation and the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) People. The organizing committee would like to express its gratitude to those communities for all of their contributions to the teaching and learning community at UBC. We encourage everyone to learn more about the relationships between UBC and the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) People + the Syilx Okanagan Nation.