Strategy 14 – Interdisciplinary Education

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 […]

Announcing the 2020/21 TLEF projects

Announcing the 2020/21 TLEF projects

Since its inception in 1991, the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) has supported more than 1,200 teaching and learning projects. And the number continues to grow. The Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic is pleased to announce the projects funded in the 2020/21 TLEF. $2.1 million of TLEF funding will support 10 Large TLEF […]

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 […]

2020 call for proposals for Small Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Innovation projects

The Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver, invites UBC faculty, students, and staff to submit proposals for the Small Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Innovation projects and invites UBC faculty to apply to the special call Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching Grant (ITTG). The deadline for applications is on November 14, 2019 at 3pm. […]

Professors Mark Turin (Anthropology) and Janet Werker (Psychology) co-teach Living Language: Science and Society

Interdisciplinary class discusses the power of language

At UBC Vancouver, one unique course is encouraging undergraduate students from multiple disciplines to come together and explore the power of language. Cross-listed in six faculties, Living Language: Science and Society is a result of the interdisciplinary efforts of Janet Werker, Professor in the Department of Psychology, and Mark Turin, Associate Professor in the Department […]