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teaching and Learning in action

Teaching and Learning in Action

resource of the month

Tools For Teaching by Barbara Gross Davis

This resource is available for loan from the Centre

scholarly teaching
Coming in JUNE

Teaching Scholars Credentialing Program for Teaching Assistants and Grad Students at UBC's Okanagan campus

June 1-3,
9:00am-12:00pm in
SCI 331



STLHE 2015

:Achieving Harmony: Tuning into Practice at the Westin Bayshore hotel, Vancouver from June 16 to June 19 (co-hosted by SFU and UBC). Please join us in recharging, (re)connecting with colleagues and “fine-tuning” our practice as educators and educational leaders amidst the harmony between sea, city and mountains. Register by April 30 for early bird rates. We have also arranged for discounted group tours/excursions. Click here for more information.

BCcampus is pleased to provide support to cover the cost of registration for up to 3 faculty/teaching staff to attend the upcoming STLHE Conference in Vancouver, June 16-19.

For more information/details and to apply.

Deadline for applications: May 22, 2015

ICED 2015

ICED 2015 Continental Symposium on Evidence Based Educational Development at the Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria on June 14 & 15 (co-hosted by ICED and MIIETL at McMaster University). Explore a range of evidence-based practices across disciplines and professional practices that push the boundaries of development by sharing very diverse perspectives. Engage with network leaders as they unpack and reveal national approaches that generate evidence worth sharing in a variety of contexts.
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communities of practice

The UBC Okanagan, Centre for Teaching and Learning, operates a number of Communities of Practice from September to March. All faculty are welcome to join. Please contact the appropriate person if you are interested in joining or attending.

Adjunct / Sessional
Bill Latta

Course (Re) Design 
Heather Hurren

Problem Based Learning
Heather Hurren

Team Based Learning
Heather Hurren

Teaching Large Classes
Heather Hurren

Teaching First Years
Peter Arthur

Critical Thinking
Janine Hirtz

Janine Hirtz

Vania Chan

ctl tEAM

Peter Arthur, PhD

Heather Hurren, M.Ed
Manager, Academic Development

Tricia Lalli
Centre for Teaching and Learning Support

Lynne McPherson
Communication and Teaching Evaluation Coordinator

John Parry, M.Ed
Coordinator, Graduate and Teaching Assistant Programming

Janine Hirtz, M.A.(Education)
e-Learning Instructional Support Specialist

Vania Chan, B.Sc., M.A. (Candidate)
e-Learning Instructional Support Specialist

Bruce Young, M.HK. B.Ed
e-Learning Instructional Support Specialist

Bill Latta, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed
Learning Instructional Support Specialist

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11th Annual Learning Conference
Making an Impact: Transforming the Student Experience
May 6 and 7, 2015

Register Now!

The conference will open with a keynote by Dr. Alec Couros, Associate Professor of Information and Communication Technologies at the University of Regina. Alec is a scholar and advocate of openness in distributed learning environments. He has facilitated hundreds of workshops and presentations, nationally and internationally.

Click here to register

Scholarly Inquiry Intensive May 28th and 29th, 2015

Faculty are invited to participate in a 2-day intensive seminar to design their research project in a highly supported, retreat-like environment on campus. Facilitators Peter Arthur and Heather Hurren will facilitate the 2 day event. No SoTL or research experience is required – all you need is curiosity or questions about teaching and learning. The two day event will assist in developing your research project from your initial curiosity/question to research methodology to ideas for dissemination. The two day event is planned for May 28 & 29th. Applications are invited with a deadline of May 15th.

Free for UBC Faculty

Application Form

2nd Annual Symposium: Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching & Learning Practice

Location: Vancouver, B.C. (venue to be announced)

Save the Date: Nov. 13, 2015

Call for Proposals: Open now until September 20, 2015

Building on the sold-out success of last year’s Symposium, we are reuniting to continue exploring and sharing our adventures in scholarly inquiry into our teaching and learning practice. Please plan to join us for a day of speakers, presentations, discussions and networking with colleagues who share an interest in research-based teaching and learning.

We welcome your proposals!

Registration will open Aug. 31, 2015

Intended Audience: All faculty (professors, teaching faculty, research faculty, instructors, sessional, and full-time educators), teaching assistants and graduate students at all British Columbia post-secondary institutions. In addition, educational developers, directors, administration and research office staff, and colleagues from other post-secondary institutions are welcome.

Thank a Prof!

The CTL offers a program for students to informally thank their professors, entitled Thank a Prof. Students go online and submit their instructors name and the reasons they are thanking them and then the CTL posts these profs on our website and the instructors receive a letter indicating that they were recognized by their students. Here is a list of those professors recognized in March:

Dr. John Hopkinson
Dr. Donovan Hare
Dr. Edward Neeland
Briar Craig
Dr. Ashok Mathur
Dr. Ying Zhu
Dr. Brian O'Connor
Dr. Mina Hoorfar
Dr. Lisa Grekul


Centre for Teaching and Learning
SCI 200 - 1177 Research Road
Kelowna, BC, V1V 1V7, Canada
Tel: (250) 807-9293