Strategy 13 – Practical Learning

Program inspires UBC faculty, staff and students to be community leaders

Program inspires UBC faculty, staff and students to be community leaders

Taking part in an experiential learning program offered at UBC Vancouver helped Lindsay Cashin, a staff member on the Development and Alumni Engagement team at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, develop her leadership skills while collaborating with community organizations and students on a meaningful initiative. Lindsay completed the UBC Community Leadership Program, which […]

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 […]

In the Field: Counting Sheep

In the Field: Counting Sheep

Each April, the UBCO Chapter of The Wildlife Society sets out for the annual bighorn sheep survey, which aims to gauge the rate of growth of the Okanagan’s sheep population. The UBCO branch of the international society was started four years ago by two biology students who wanted to cultivate more hands-on fieldwork experiences for their peers. […]

In the Field: Learning Without Borders

In the Field: Learning Without Borders

For four weeks, UBC Okanagan Bachelor of Education students embark on a unique learning experience through Community Field Experience (EDUC 442). The course is an essential part of the Bachelor’s program and involves pairing teacher candidates with community partners. The benefits are twofold: candidates gain knowledge and wisdom offered by their community partner while working […]

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, […]

Students shape learning through TLEF partnerships

Students shape learning through TLEF partnerships

Across the university, hundreds of innovative educational projects are underway, all working to enhance learning at UBC—and students are contributing to every part of the process. The projects are funded through the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF), a program that supports innovative educational enhancements. Since its creation in 1991, the TLEF has funded more than 1,000 innovative […]

Senior Instructor Siobhán McPhee promotes practical learning in her classes

App allows students to experience the journey of Syrian refugees

Dr. Siobhán McPhee, a Senior Instructor in UBC’s Department of Geography, is using technology to evoke empathy and help students understand the emotional consequences of the Syrian Civil War. Through an augmented reality (AR) cellphone app called Journey With Me, she invited her GEOG 498: Geographies in the Middle East students to experience the travel […]

UBC Himalaya Program integrates language learning and community engaged learning

UBC Himalaya Program integrates language learning and community engaged learning

A cross-Faculty partnership is aiming to make UBC a premier centre for Himalayan Studies in Canada. The UBC Himalaya Program combines language training in Nepali and Tibetan, faculty expertise in a range of disciplines and community-engaged learning. The program is currently funded by the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund and brings together faculty members with […]

Bringing design-making and building tools to architecture students

Bringing design-making and building tools to architecture students

An innovative project from UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) is helping give students better access to contemporary ‘making’ practices and technologies like 3D printing, laser cutting and robotic milling. “We want students to connect input – like digital models and drawings – to output, or fabrication,” Associate Professor Blair Satterfield explains. “We […]