2019 events

From April 29 to May 5, celebrate teaching and learning at the 11th annual Celebrate Learning Week. The theme of this year’s showcase is inclusive teaching, which will be highlighted through a week of exciting events, including workshops, poster sessions, special guest speakers, and more.


Keynote Speaker: Kevin Lamoureux

Healing the Wound with the Weapon: Post-Secondary Education and Reconciliation

May 2, 2019 | 10 – 11:30 a.m. | Earth Science Building, Room 1012

This session will explore the role of institutions, such as universities, in reconciliation. We are not responsible for having created the problems, but we have all inherited the wreckage of broken relationships. We have also inherited tools and opportunities to create change. We will discuss practical ways that we can work together in post-secondary to move forward in a good way.
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Schedule of events

A Dialogue on Experiential Learning at UBC Vancouver

April 29, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

This is an invite only session. Participants at this summit will engage in a community dialogue about the future of experiential learning at UBC Vancouver. This event is invitation-only in order to manage the size and facilitate generative conversations. You have been identified to represent your unit, department, and/or faculty. If appropriate, please connect with colleagues in your respective area to gather their ideas and concerns around experiential learning prior to the summit.

The summit will offer:

  • An overview of findings from a year-long study on experiential learning at UBC Vancouver
  • Facilitated group discussions and dialogue about how to advance and support experiential learning in response to the research findings
  • A chance to engage and connect with other colleagues from across campus

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Mental Health First Aid Training (for Faculty and Instructors)

April 29-30, 2019 | 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Technology Enterprise Facility, Room 610

Faculty who interact regularly with students and peers, may find this session helpful for building awareness and skills related to mental health challenges. You are invited to take part in this free, 2-day mental health training program. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved.
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Find Your Match: Pathways for Integrating Experiential Learning and Impactful Research into Arts Courses

April 29, 2019 | 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Dodson Room (302)

This session is designed for Arts faculty members who are considering integrating experiential learning or applied research with community into coursework but aren’t sure where to start. Come and learn about different options for enhancing student learning from faculty and staff who can help you deliver your course learning outcomes.
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Aboriginal Fisheries Research: Challenges and Opportunities in Advancing Native Fisheries Science and Agenda

April 29, 2019 | 2:30 – 4 p.m. | Earth Sciences Building, Room 2012

Assistant Professor in Indigenous Fisheries candidate, Dr. Sang-Seon Yun, is a fisheries biologist with research interest in understanding the fundamental biological and behavioral processes of anadromous fishes with possible applications to fisheries management and conservation in the Pacific Northwest. Her research seminar is open to the public.
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UBC Studios Tour/Info Session and Lightboard Best Practices

April 30, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. | UBC Studios

UBC Studios Tour and Info Session introducing UBC Studios media services available to UBC Faculty and Staff, followed by Lightboard Best Practices Session presented by UBC Studios Faculty in Residence Dr. Matthew Yedlin.
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Graduate Students in Teaching (GSiT) Mini Conference

April 30, 2019 | 9:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. | Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet Room (301)

The 2019 Graduate Students in Teaching Mini Conference (GSiT) is looking forward to welcoming presenters and attendees to the UBC Vancouver Campus from April 30 to May 1. This conference is an opportunity for 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.
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Biological Effects of Climate Change on Marine and Fisheries Resources

April 30, 2019 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Earth Sciences Building, Room 2012

Assistant Professor in Indigenous Fisheries candidate, Dr. Sang-Seon Yun, is a fisheries biologist with research interest in understanding the fundamental biological and behavioral processes of anadromous fishes with possible applications to fisheries management and conservation in the Pacific Northwest. Her teaching seminar is open to the public.
More info >

UBC Studios Tour/Info Session and Lightboard Best Practices

May 1, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. | UBC Studios

UBC Studios Tour and Info Session introducing UBC Studios media services available to UBC Faculty and Staff, followed by Lightboard Best Practices Session presented by UBC Studios Faculty in Residence Dr. Matthew Yedlin.
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Graduate Students in Teaching (GSiT) Mini Conference

May 1, 2019 | 9:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. | Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet Room (301)

The 2019 Graduate Students in Teaching Mini Conference (GSiT) is looking forward to welcoming presenters and attendees to the UBC Vancouver Campus from April 30 to May 1. This conference is an opportunity for 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.
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Applying the Ecosystem Approach to Aquaculture: Mapping the Footprint of Multiple Effluents

May 1, 2019 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory, Room 107/8

Human activities can elevate nutrient levels in coastal waters. Guest speaker, Dr. Leigh Howarth (Post-doctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University), has been studying effluents with seaweed ‘bioindicators’ as a way of assessing water quality in a bay in Nova Scotia close to a salmon farm and several other industrial activities.
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Get to Know Rare Books and Special Collections: Learning Week Edition!

May 1, 2019 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Level 1

Have you ever been curious about what we do or what we have at Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC)? Join a weekly hands-on show-and-tell/open house at the UBC Library for an introduction to our space and our unique materials and collections.
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Exploring the Wellbeing Landscape in Teaching & Learning at UBC: Ideas to Action

May 1, 2019 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. | Centre for Interactive Research in Sustainability, Wellbeing Design Lab

This open space and dialogue-based session will focus on exploring the current landscape of wellbeing, teaching and learning at UBC. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about opportunities to become involved in current initiatives and contribute their ideas for action.
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Equity and Inclusion in Teaching and Learning: Student Perspectives

May 1, 2019 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. | Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar (Room 2.22)

For anyone interested in practicing and supporting inclusive teaching practices, listening to and incorporating student voices is a crucial step. In this session, UBC student panelists with different backgrounds will share their knowledge, experience, and insights around equity and inclusion in the classroom.
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Respecting Fish–People–Place Interrelationships in the Anthropocene

May 1, 2019 | 2:30 – 4 p.m. | Earth Sciences Building, Room 2012

Assistant Professor in Indigenous Fisheries candidate, Andrea J. Reid, is a Nisga’a fisheries scientist and conservation biologist. She is a Ph.D. Candidate affiliated with the Department of Biology at Carleton University and the Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences in UBC’s Faculty of Forestry. Her research seminar is open to the public.
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Roadmap to Resilience in Graduate School and Beyond

May 1, 2019 | 3 – 6 p.m. | Thea Koerner House

This interactive session for graduate students will explore resilience, with the goal of the workshop to decrease your stress levels and optimize your well-being as you pursue academic success and your career aspirations.
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Breaking Patterns of Procrastination

May 2, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Thea Koerner House

This workshop for graduate students will explore the psychology of avoidance, the factors that maintain and drive procrastination, as well as a variety of effective, concrete strategies to help you put a major dent in procrastination patterns.
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Healing the Wound with the Weapon: Post-Secondary Education and Reconciliation

May 2, 2019 | 10 – 11:30 a.m. | Earth Sciences Building, Room 1012

This session will explore the role of institutions, such as universities, in reconciliation. We are not responsible for having created the problems, but we have all inherited the wreckage of broken relationships. We have also inherited tools and opportunities to create change. We will discuss practical ways that we can work together in post-secondary to move forward in a good way.
Register >


Indigenous Fishing Practices as Adaptive Management: The Case of the Chisasibi Cree

May 2, 2019 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Earth Sciences Building, Room 2012

Assistant Professor in Indigenous Fisheries candidate, Andrea J. Reid, is a Nisga’a fisheries scientist and conservation biologist. She is a Ph.D. Candidate affiliated with the Department of Biology at Carleton University and the Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences in UBC’s Faculty of Forestry. Her teaching seminar is open to the public.
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2019 TLEF Showcase

May 2, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Earth Sciences Building, Lobby

The Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Showcase will celebrate the creative work of TLEF project teams and celebrate a diverse range of innovative projects. For faculty, staff and students interested in applying for the TLEF, the event will provide helpful examples of the kinds of projects that the TLEF supports. For those interested in innovative teaching and learning projects and practices, the event is a great way to learn about exciting projects across UBC Vancouver.
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Equity and Inclusion in Teaching and Learning Faculty Perspectives

May 2, 2019 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Earth Science Building, Room 1012

Equity and inclusion can sometimes seem like buzzwords on campus. So what exactly can meaningful engagement with equity and inclusion look like in the classroom? How can we shift our own teaching practices towards more inclusive teaching? How do we invite others into the conversation to create department- or faculty-wide changes?

A panel of UBC faculty from different disciplines and backgrounds will explore these questions and discuss their experiences and ideas around what it takes to create teaching and learning spaces where all students – especially those who have been historically, persistently, and systemically marginalized – feel that they belong and can succeed. Join the conversation to help create inclusive teaching and learning spaces in classrooms and beyond at UBC.
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