Strategy 11 – Educational Renewal

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Aspire-2040 Learning Transformations Fund 2020 projects announced

Aspire-2040 Learning Transformations Fund 2020 projects announced

The recipients of the 2020 Aspire-2040 Learning Transformations Fund (ALT-2040) have been announced. The ALT-2040 Fund is intended to encourage and accelerate curricular transformations and new program development at UBC’s Okanagan campus as envisioned in Outlook 2040, while leveraging the strategies and advancing the goals of UBC’s Strategic Plan. Category 1: Program Enhancement (up to $25,000) […]

Inviting proposals for the 2020 Online Learning Advancement Fund

Inviting proposals for the 2020 Online Learning Advancement Fund

The university has committed $500,000 in recurring funding to support initiatives that develop both credit and non-credit online learning opportunities, through the Online Learning Advancement Fund (OLAF). The Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver, created this fund in alignment with Strategy 11: Education Renewal, and Strategy 13: Practical Learning, of the strategic plan. Faculty […]

Peering into the classroom

Peering into the classroom

Story produced by UBC Internal Communications  A glance at the computer monitor in John Vigna’s office is all it takes to realize the depth of dedication the Instructor (Fiction) and Pedagogy Chair of UBC’s Creative Writing Program has toward his role as an educator and mentor. Taped onto the screen, above the keyboard, is a […]

Call for Proposals: Advancing Education Renewal applications open December 1

Call for Proposals: Advancing Education Renewal applications open December 1

Are you passionate about transforming the learning environment for students? If so, the Office of the Provost and VP, Academic, invites interested faculty and staff to apply for the Advancing Education Renewal Call for Proposals. The call, which supports Strategy 11: Education Renewal of UBC’s strategic plan: Shaping UBC’s Next Century, will provide $1.5 million […]

Announcing the 2019-21 Online Learning Advancement Fund recipients

The Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver is pleased to announce the Online Learning Advancement Fund (OLAF) recipients for 2019-21. Launched earlier this year as part of UBC’s commitment to transformative learning, the OLAF is aimed at supporting the development of cohort-based online learning opportunities – either online or non-credit. In total, […]

UBC tool innovates peer feedback process

UBC tool innovates peer feedback process

ComPAIR, a cross-disciplinary teaching and learning tool, is offering a new approach to peer feedback. Developed at UBC, this open-source online tool offers an innovative extension of traditional peer feedback tools by tapping into students’ innate ability to compare. By presenting pairs of assignments side-by-side, students have a reference point when reflecting on strengths and […]

Reimagining anatomy education for all

Reimagining anatomy education for all

From the vast network of blood vessels responsible for supplying blood to the brain to the tiny tendons of our toes, human anatomy is complex. And for hundreds of UBC students, it’s their job to master it all.   “It’s about so much more than learning the names of tendons and nerves, it’s about understanding […]