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Understanding Whiskies

Discern between the different styles of whiskies, from Bourbon to Tennessee, Canadian to Scotch. Learn to taste and distinguish the unique flavours of this unique spirit. Explore the distillation process, different production methods and ageing techniques used. Learn about the long history of whisky around the world from the moonshine days of the prohibition era to the classic Single Malt styles of Scotland.
Note: You will need to purchase a starter kit, consisting of six ISO tasting glasses in a carry bag for $30+tax, unless you have already purchased one from a previous course.

Assertiveness Training 1

To be assertive is to communicate effectively, a vital skill given today’s emphasis on collaboration and teamwork at home and at work. Focus on four key areas of communication: making requests of colleagues, family and friends; saying no when necessary; giving and receiving feedback; and negotiating for positive change.
This course is appropriate for those seeking to modify passive or aggressive communication styles, enhance emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills, or ready themselves for training in conflict resolution.

Dealing With Difficult People

Examine the roots and patterns of conflict situations and discover how to turn conflicts into creative problem solving. This popular one-day workshop teaches you how to be “hard on the problem, yet soft on the people.” Review crucial communication skills, explore ways to manage anger (in yourself and others), and learn how to be assertive without being aggressive. The interactive format encourages you to personalize your learning experience.

Resumés That Get Results: Lunch Hour Sessions

Learn key tips and tools to master this core element of any job application. Creating a targeted resumé that conveys your full value is a combination of art and skill. Led by volunteer career advisors, these interactive sessions offer practical guidance to support your job search.

Understanding Brain Dysfunction: Mechanisms, Symptoms and Treatment

Get an opportunity to connect brain dysfunction, symptoms and treatment for a subset of neurological conditions in this two-part course. Understand the mechanisms of stroke and traumatic brain injury, and a subset of the following topics: movement, perception, attention, memory, and language (coverage based on class interest). Both parts of this course complement each other, but can be taken separately.

Pyramids and Tombs

Learn about the pyramids and tombs of ancient Egypt, some of the most impressive archaeological features in the world. Designed for the afterlife and occupied by the dead, the tombs and pyramids of ancient Egypt also tell us about the dreams, aspirations, and fears of the ancient Egyptians.

Introduction to Public International Law

Public international law refers to the legal rules governing international relations between public bodies such as states and international organizations. It is one of the fastest growing areas of law. Learn about the history, complexity and challenges of public international law and how it relates to global issues such as human rights and the environment.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT): New Developments in Theory and Practice

Learn the key aspects of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) through didactic instruction and experiential exercises. MBCT integrates techniques from mindfulness-based stress reduction with cognitive therapy for depression to teach individuals who have recovered from depression new skills to help prevent future relapses. Enhance your practice with research supporting the use of MBCT in mood and anxiety disorders and the core therapeutic tasks that accompany each MBCT group session. Preliminary data on the feasibility of delivering MBCT in an individual format will also be explored.

Project Management 6: Communicating Progress to Clients and Management

Discover how to report on the progress of a project to stakeholders and management. Find out how to customize and standardize progress reports across multiple projects, capture actual progress, create new reports with tables and views, automate repetitive reports with macros, and use project data on the Web in word processing documents and for graphical reporting. This course is held in a computer lab.
Note: Project Management 1 and 2 (IG101 and IG102) or equivalent experience is recommended.

TLEF Showcase

TLEF Showcase Date & Time: Monday, October 21, 12:00pm – 1:30pm Location: Golden Jubilee Room, 4th floor, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Description: Each year, a portion of UBC-V student tuition is set aside to form the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund. The TLEF is a unique opportunity for faculty and students to apply for […]