New Program: Master of Education in Indigenous Education

New Program: Master of Education in Indigenous Education

The UBC Faculty of Education has recently announced their newest degree program, Master of Education (MEd) in Indigenous Education, slated to begin delivering courses from July 2022. The 30.0 credit program aims to provide educators, educational administrators and leaders, members of Indigenous communities and other professionals in education setting with a deeper understanding of Indigenous […]

Connecting the UBC Teaching and Learning Community Remotely at a Global Scale

Connecting the UBC Teaching and Learning Community Remotely at a Global Scale

One of the biggest challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic was ensuring the continuation of UBC’s teaching and learning whilst maintaining pre-pandemic benchmarks of excellence. UBC IT responded nimbly, providing convenient access to a wide range of tools and services to students, faculties, researchers and staff to enable them to stay connected, and continue to […]

Back to Basics

Back to Basics

Student researchers at UBC Okanagan are working to improve sustainable practices in the local fashion industry while also fostering community and collaboration. Ariele Parker, master’s student at the UBC Okanagan Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies program, under supervision from Dr. Eric Li, Associate Professor, Faculty of Management, collaborated with Okanagan based fashion brand, Okanagan Lifestyle Apparel (OKGN) on […]

Presidential Priorities, 2021-22

Presidential Priorities, 2021-22

UBC President and Vice Chancellor, Santa J. Ono has announced his Presidential Priorities for the 2021-2022 academic year. The priorities cover a wide range of tasks in fields of equity, diversity and inclusion; indigenous engagement and reconciliation; climate change; COVID-19 response; operational efficiency and the President’s Academic Excellence Initiative. Through the Presidential Priorities, the Office […]

Call for proposals: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Seed program

Call for proposals: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Seed program

About the SoTL Seed program  The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Seed Program pairs graduate research assistants (SoTL Specialists) with instructors and professors who are interested in exploring and understanding the impact of their pedagogical choices. Priority is given to faculty members who teach at the undergraduate level, and who have not had an active Seed project in the last 12 months.  […]

Going Beyond Course Design: How the CTLT Helped IPCC Instructors Focus on the Essential

Going Beyond Course Design: How the CTLT Helped IPCC Instructors Focus on the Essential

To help solve significant challenges in conducting the Infection Prevention and Control Certificate program, the Faculty of Medicine partnered with the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT).  Thirteen clinical faculty members and two learning designers from the CTLT undertook a massive overhaul of the program format and necessary technological scaling to ensure pre-pandemic quality […]

Faculty who are interested in open access are invited to apply for Open Educational Resources (OER) Fund Implementation Grants.

Faculty who are interested in open access are invited to apply for Open Educational Resources (OER) Fund Implementation Grants.

About the OER fund  The Open Educational Resources (OER) Fund supports open education at UBC Vancouver through two grant streams:   UBCV faculty are invited to submit proposals for an OER Implementation Grant, which funds up to $25,000 for those who wish to incorporate open educational resources as the primary materials in their UBCV credit courses. The deadline for proposals is Thursday, November 25, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.  […]

Public Scholars Initiative Welcomes 36 Scholars for the 2021/22 Academic Year

Public Scholars Initiative Welcomes 36 Scholars for the 2021/22 Academic Year

The UBC Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) has just announced 36 new doctoral students for its 2021/2022 cohort. This year’s cohort consists of a diverse pool of scholars from different faculties and disciplines. The PSI was established in 2015 to assist UBC doctorate candidates whose research went outside standard academic disciplines. The PSI has also earned […]

UBC Climate Change Research Symposium

UBC Climate Change Research Symposium

The UBC Climate Change Research Symposium on October 13 & 14 will bring together, virtually, climate researchers from multiple faculties on our Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. While UBC is a recognized leader in climate change research, there is limited connectivity between the clusters of relevant research activity across the many faculties on our campuses. This symposium, featuring panel […]

Living with Wildfire

Living with Wildfire

A two-year interdisciplinary research project titled ‘Living with Wildfire’ is under way at UBC Okanagan, studying the ecological, cultural and socio-economic impacts of wildfires in the Okanagan Valley. A diverse team of UBCO professors from multiple faculties are onboard, working on numerous challenges surrounding the Okanagan wildfires. Dr. Mathieu Bourbonnais, assistant professor in the UBCO […]