: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.
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. Read More
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.
Heather Hurren, M.Ed Manager, Academic Development
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
11th Annual Learning Conference
Making an Impact: Transforming the Student Experience
May 6 and 7, 2015
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.
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.
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
Dr. Ashok Mathur
Dr. Ying Zhu
Dr. Brian O'Connor
Dr. Mina Hoorfar
Dr. Lisa Grekul