Now in its fourteenth year, Celebrate Learning Week will be hosted from May 2-9, 2023. The theme of this year’s showcase is celebrating the Power of Place in Teaching and Learning. Specifically, the connections between place, teaching and learning in relation to UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan. The Provost and Vice-President Academic from UBCO and UBCV will collaboratively present this 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.

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.

For those who would like to grow their knowledge we recommend engaging with some of the resources below:

  • Indigenous Strategic Plan – The plan is UBC’s response to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry’s report and 231 Calls for Justice.
  • Indigenous Portal – Your pathway to learning about UBC’s commitment to Indigenous engagement at its Vancouver campus and an information resource for Indigenous students, faculty and the wider community.
  • Indigenous Foundations – An information resource on key topics relating to the histories, politics, and cultures of the Indigenous peoples of Canada.
  • What I Learned in Class Today Project – a research project that explores difficult discussions of Indigenous issues that take place in classrooms at the University of British Columbia.
  • BC Campus Indigenization Guides – These guides are intended to support the systemic change occurring across post-secondary institutions through Indigenization, decolonization, and reconciliation.
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Event structures range from open lectures, information sessions, student advising activities, poster sessions, workshops and more. Most CLW events are free and open to UBC faculty, staff, students and the community.
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