Strategy 11 – Education Renewal

Co-creating a future beyond the classroom

Co-creating a future beyond the classroom

While wandering around a city, have you ever wondered how public benches are positioned perfectly to enjoy a majestic view, or who cleverly placed a picnic table within helpful reach of a power source? While much of urban planning can remain conceptual in the classroom, Dr. Su-Jan Yeo, Sessional Lecturer in the School of Community […]

Making the case for open-access law texts

Making the case for open-access law texts

In 2020, months into teaching tort law at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, Assistant Professor Dr. Samuel Beswick was struck by inspiration. With new judgments being decided every day and freely accessible online, he wanted to break away from the commercially published casebook model and bring the law to his students in an […]

A ‘quiet rumbling’ that led to a visible focus on student humanity

A ‘quiet rumbling’ that led to a visible focus on student humanity

The last couple of years have been challenging for many faculty and staff, not least Katie Lee Bunting, Assistant Professor of Teaching in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, within UBC’s Faculty of Medicine. Having joined UBC in 2014, after working as an occupational therapist for many years, Lee Bunting now teaches in […]

UBC enhances training for medical students in the Fraser Valley

UBC enhances training for medical students in the Fraser Valley

In September 2022, the UBC Faculty of Medicine introduced a new opportunity for medical students to further dedicate their learning and clinical training in the Fraser Valley. Known as the Fraser Medical Cohort (FMC) — which is part of the larger Vancouver Fraser Medical Program (VFMP) that continues to train in the Fraser — students […]

Call for proposals for teaching-related funding opportunities at UBC Vancouver

Call for proposals for teaching-related funding opportunities at UBC Vancouver

We are pleased to invite proposals for a number of teaching-related funding opportunities this fall, in support of advancing UBC’s academic mission. Small Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Innovation projects Small TLEF Innovation projects support grassroots experimentation with pedagogical approaches to enhance learning. UBC Vancouver faculty, staff and students can apply for grants up […]

Redefining the undergraduate learning experience in Creative Writing

Redefining the undergraduate learning experience in Creative Writing

The Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) supports UBC’s Strategic Plan by advancing transformative learning at the university. UBC’s School of Creative Writing instructors utilized TELF resources to redefine the learning experience for their entire department, resulting in a stronger and more cohesive teaching and learning experience. In 2018, the School of Creative Writing received […]

Large TLEF Transformation funding: Special call for hybrid and multi-access course redesign projects

A message from Simon Bates, Associate Provost, Teaching and Learning Faculty members at UBC Vancouver are invited to submit letters of intent (LOI) for Large Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Transformation projects. The 2023/24 Large TLEF funding round is a special call to academic units interested in hybrid and multi-access course redesign projects. The […]

2022 Aspire-2040 Learning Transformations Fund Awards

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 in UBC’s strategic planning documents Outlook 2040 and Shaping UBC’s Next Century. Open Educational Resources (OER) focus stream (awards up to $10,000) These projects develop or adapt or incorporate open educational practices […]

New Students as Partners (SaP) fund cycle open for applications

New Students as Partners (SaP) fund cycle open for applications

First introduced in January 2022, faculty and students are once again invited to submit applications for Students as Partners funding. Project grants support faculty-student partnerships to redesign undergraduate courses at UBC Vancouver. Apply by June 15, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Read more on the  Student as Partners website.

Ungrading: a radical old idea, picking up steam

Ungrading: a radical old idea, picking up steam

Edubytes, the monthly newsletter published by the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), recently explored the concept of “Ungrading” in their March 2022 edition. Ungrading is an approach that seeks to direct academic focus away from competitive grading and engages with students through feedback-oriented learning, where students are inspired to explore and take ownership […]