Strategy 11: Education renewal


Strategy 11: Education renewal

Facilitate sustained program renewal and improvements in teaching effectiveness


Cross-Cultural Professional Development on Haida Gwaii

For almost a decade, the Faculty of Forestry has partnered with a local post-secondary education non-profit on Haida Gwaii to offer the Haida Gwaii Semesters (HGS). The HGS are third/fourth-year five-course semesters that are based on Haida Gwaii and accredited by UBC. The Faculty of Forestry and the Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society strengthened their partnership in 2018 to establish the UBC Haida Gwaii Institute (HGI) within the Faculty of Forestry.

This project aims to expand UBC Haida Gwaii Institute programming into professional development/executive education in the area of reconciliation to heed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. HGI would like to develop a series of three professional development/executive education courses that would be developed for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous professionals.

Related strategy(ies):  Strategy 12: Program Redesign; Strategy 13: Practical Learning; Strategy 14: Interdisciplinary Education; Strategy 15: Student Experience; Strategy 16: Public Relevance; Strategy 17: Indigenous Engagement
Project sponsor: Dean, Faculty of Forestry
Target end date: Winter 2021
Progress: On track


The Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) was created to enrich student learning by supporting innovative and effective educational enhancements.

In 2018 funding for TLEF projects was aligned with the Strategic Plan creating Large Transformation Project grants for projects with strategic goals related to transformative learning, and Small Innovation Project grants for grassroots projects that support experimentation with pedagogical approaches.

Related strategy(ies): N/A
Project sponsor: Provost & Vice-President Academic Vancouver
Target end date: Ongoing
Progress: On track