Core Area – Transformative Learning

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 […]

New Allard summer program provides support for Indigenous students

New Allard summer program provides support for Indigenous students

Starting law school can be both an exciting and daunting time – now imagine starting classes in the middle of a global pandemic. To support this year’s new student cohort, Allard Law had to act fast to find innovative ways to connect with students.  One successful initiative launched over the summer of 2020 was the […]

2021 ALT-2040 Fund call for proposals

2021 ALT-2040 Fund call for proposals

Proposals are invited for the Aspire-2040 Learning Transformations (ALT-2040) Fund. Up to $30,000 may be requested for projects that focus on developing and implementing strategic curricular innovations that have program-level impact at UBC Okanagan. Priority areas for the ALT-2040 Fund include development of modular curricula that address challenges and/or advance new opportunities resulting from the […]

Advice from three Arts students on learning online during COVID-19

Advice from three Arts students on learning online during COVID-19

This spring, the COVID-19 outbreak unexpectedly introduced UBC students to full-time online learning. The Faculty of Arts checked in with three students to see what this change has looked like for them. Brenda González Córdova (BA in Economics with a minor in Philosophy) speaks about how she’s settled into a routine to engage with her […]

UBC-wide effort results in warm welcome for incoming first year students during COVID-19

UBC-wide effort results in warm welcome for incoming first year students during COVID-19

This summer, nearly one-third of the incoming class at UBC participated in a newly offered program to help them start their university journeys on the right foot. Academic Essentials courses are free, self-directed and online, designed to help new UBC students develop the learning skills they’ll need to succeed in first year at UBC and […]

Discover the techniques and practices of outstanding teachers at UBC

Discover the techniques and practices of outstanding teachers at UBC

On June 9, 2020, a number of UBC faculty gathered virtually to celebrate the commitment, innovation and dedication of their colleagues in the second annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence. This event shone a spotlight on how faculty are using a diversity of teaching approaches to support student learning through evidence-based teaching, mentorship and enriched experiences. […]

Student volunteers at the heart of the Agora Café experience

Student volunteers at the heart of the Agora Café experience

Agora Café, a staple in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems since 2005, is a student- and volunteer-run café operating out of the MacMillan building.  Guided by a philosophy to provide affordable, accessible, healthy, local and organic food choices to their community, the student-led team focuses on helping their volunteers learn about food service […]

Update on 2021/22 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund

Update on 2021/22 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund

In response to UBC’s announcement to offer larger classes primarily online in the fall, the 2021/22 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) funding round will be redeployed to support the Vancouver Faculties with managing the transition to online instruction in the fall, due to the current situation with COVID-19. The Office of the Provost & Vice-President Academic, UBCV, will redeploy $2-million dollars in […]

Interprofessional health learning program fosters patient-centred care for chronic illnesses

Interprofessional health learning program fosters patient-centred care for chronic illnesses

In 2020, the Health Mentors Program at UBC celebrates its tenth year in operation. The program brings together students from ten different health disciplines at UBC to learn from and with a mentor who has a chronic condition or disability or is a caregiver of someone who has one. The idea for the initiative emerged […]

Computer Science undergraduate program evaluation and renewal

Computer Science undergraduate program evaluation and renewal

UBC’s Department of Computer Science has just completed the first year of a two-year undergraduate program evaluation and renewal. Computer Science, as a department and as a specialization, is experiencing tremendous growth. By undertaking this program evaluation and renewal, the department had an opportunity to take a step back and figure out how they wanted […]