Core Area – Transformative Learning

Call for proposals to the ALT-2040 Fund Program

Call for proposals to the ALT-2040 Fund Program

The Aspire-2040 Learning Transformations (ALT-2040) Fund supports program development, curriculum transformations, student experience enhancement and educational resource development that accelerates the curricular vision expressed in Outlook 2040. Faculty members are invited to submit proposals to three streams: 1. Open Educational Resources (OER) focus stream. Proposals due November 22, 2021, 3:00pm 2. Program and learning experience enhancement stream. Proposals […]

Health and wellbeing a top priority as students return to campus

Health and wellbeing a top priority as students return to campus

As UBC prepares to welcome students back to campus this September, the university is taking extra care to keep them safe and in good health. From embedded mental health counsellors to extended physician hours and a new nurse practitioner, UBC has expanded its health and wellbeing services to help ease the transition for students. Building […]

Call for letters of intent for Large TLEF Transformation projects

Call for letters of intent for Large TLEF Transformation projects

Faculty and staff at UBC Vancouver are invited to submit letters of intent for Large Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Transformation projects. The deadline is 3pm on Thursday, July 15, 2021. ABOUT LARGE TLEF TRANSFORMATION PROJECTS Large TLEF Transformation projects are multi-year projects that are intended to advance UBC’s strategic goals relating to transformative learning. Projects […]

Providing safe study space in a pandemic

Providing safe study space in a pandemic

Last September, UBC Library re-opened the doors of Irving K. Barber Learning Centre for bookable study space. With a combination of physical distancing measures, rigorous safety and cleaning protocols, and an active security presence, current students, faculty and staff have been able to access this essential space. “We’ve had a really great response from students,” […]

Building a business analytics community to tackle real-world problems

Building a business analytics community to tackle real-world problems

Interactive business analytics content, right from the classroom — Dr. Harish Krishnan, professor of operations and logistics at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, saw an opportunity to use open resources to develop in-demand business analytics skills using ‘real-life’ business problems. The Analytics@Sauder hub allows students to develop in-demand analytical skills by interacting with business data […]

Reflecting on a year of remote teaching and learning

Reflecting on a year of remote teaching and learning

One year after the pandemic shuttered many in-person classes and workplaces, we take a look back at how UBC made the rapid pivot to remote instruction. Over this year, the vast majority of courses at UBC were delivered entirely remotely, requiring them to be redesigned, rebuilt and re-taught in wholly different ways. It has been […]

2021/22 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Projects

2021/22 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Projects

This year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver, redeployed $2-million dollars in funding from the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) to help support Faculties in their efforts to transition courses online and ensure high-quality learning experiences for students. In addition to the $2 million […]

Partnering to ensure students gain practical experience in a COVID-19 labour market

Partnering to ensure students gain practical experience in a COVID-19 labour market

Finding Co-op opportunities and internships is increasingly tough for university students across Canada, as COVID-19’s impact on the economy has created labour market jittters. Thankfully, students are finding meaningful work through a creative partnership that matches qualified business students with employers seeking help with their business challenges. UBC’s Sauder School of Business is the pilot […]

Faculty of Education tackles a teaching conundrum

Faculty of Education tackles a teaching conundrum

How do you prepare new teachers without access a classroom? Delivering course materials in a virtual setting comes with plenty of challenges. For those who teach UBC’s Bachelor of Education (BEd) program, the situation is particularly complex. Not only are education faculty shaping the next generation of teachers, they’re preparing them to work in classroom […]

Creating connection through food: Sauder student creates app to counter social isolation

Creating connection through food: Sauder student creates app to counter social isolation

Arnav Mishra, a third-year Bachelor of Commerce student with the Sauder School of Business, has developed a technology platform called DYNE that makes it easy for university students to meet up at local restaurants. DYNE was borne out of Mishra’s twin desire to launch some sort of venture and address the social isolation so many […]