Winter Institute Events

All Institutes are open to UBC faculty, staff, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students, and are traditionally held in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC).
Schedule of Events (PDF)

Celebrations of Connections

Tuesday, Dec. 4 | 9 – 10:30 a.m. | IKBLC, Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

Join us to reflect on and articulate what you’ve learned, risks you’ve taken in your classrooms, areas you’ve navigated, and questions you continue to explore.
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Providing Effective Feedback on Writing Assignments

Tuesday, Dec. 4 | 9 – 10:30 a.m. | IKBLC, Dodson Room (Room 302)

This workshop introduces feedback strategies that focus on using educator time efficiently and encouraging students to both use feedback and take responsibility for the quality of their writing.
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What am I Really Learning? Using Reflection to Enhance Student Metacognition

Tuesday, Dec. 4 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | IKBLC, Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

This workshop outlines a strategy for incorporating structured, interspersed in-class reflection into undergraduate lectures, drawing on examples from our own teaching.
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Using Library Online Course Reserves (LOCR) to Customize Student Reading Lists

Tuesday, Dec. 4 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | IKBLC, Dodson Room (Room 302)

This session is for instructors and instructional support staff who may already be using LOCR, or are interested in learning more. This is an opportunity to bring together Library specialists who represent every piece of the LOCR service from copyright and permissions to frontend and backend LOCR support.
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Leaving and Coming Back to the Classroom: Making Meaning out of Learning

Tuesday, Dec. 4 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. | IKBLC, Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

This interactive session will provide teachers with an opportunity to further reflect on their practices and discuss with their colleagues a variety of practical approaches to facilitating critical, relevant and meaningful learning in their teaching contexts. Participants will be challenged to think about and apply their learning on subjects of equity, differentiated instruction, assessment and ideas-centred education.
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Best Practices for Designing a Seamless Online Learning Experience

Tuesday, Dec. 4 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. | IKBLC, Dodson Room (Room 302)

In this workshop we will refer to established quality assurance standards (e.g., Quality Matters Course Design Rubric standards) for evaluating the design and structure of online courses and materials and draw on experiences and insights from faculty members who have incorporated these standards into their courses in order to help you gain the skills to incorporate these standards into your course materials.
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Creating Exceptional Online Learning: Online Course and Resource Design Studio

Tuesday, Dec. 4 | 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. | IKBLC, Dodson Room (Room 302)

The Instructional Design Studio is a place where you can sit down with Educational Consultants in a friendly informal atmosphere to discuss the learning goals for your courses and approaches for helping you achieve the learning goals.
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The One Question We’re Not Asking Our Students

Tuesday, Dec. 4 | 3 – 4:30 p.m. | IKBLC, Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

In this highly collaborative and collegial session, attendees will be encouraged to contribute to the discussion and participate in exercises ranging from reviewing and sharing anecdotes and resources, reflecting on best practices, and offering suggestions to reinvigorate their teaching practice.
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Student Peer Assessment Planning

Wednesday, Dec. 5 | 9 – 10:30 a.m. | IKBLC, Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

This workshop introduces ways in which student peer assessment can align with course or program learning outcomes.
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UBC Studios: Best Practices In Creating Educational Media

Wednesday, Dec. 5 | 9 a.m – 12 p.m. | UBC Studios, 0110-2329 West Mall

This hands-on studio tour will introduce you to the educational media support services available at UBC Studios for all UBC faculty and staff.
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Minding the Gap: Fostering Academic Integrity in our Classrooms

Wednesday, Dec. 5 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | IKBLC, Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

This session will share preliminary findings, road-tested activities, and learning opportunities from our active TLEF research project, “Our Cheating Hearts? Changing the Conversation through Academic Integrity Curriculum in First-Year Arts Programs.”
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Strategies for Integrating Diversity Through UDL: Inclusive Classroom Practices and Course Design

Wednesday, Dec. 5 | 1 – 3 p.m. | IKBLC, Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

This workshop will provide hands on strategies to incorporate Universal Design for Learning (UDL) into participants’ own course design and teaching practices.
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Emerging Media Lab Immersive Orientation

Wednesday, Dec. 5 | 1 – 3 p.m. | IKBLC, Room 183

This orientation introduces the available tools and resources at the Emerging Media Lab, including an overview of the current virtual and augmented reality projects, in-depth discussions on the educational applications of each technology, and how you can get involved in experimenting with these technologies in your classrooms.
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Student and Teacher Wellbeing: Simple Strategies for Positive Impact

Thursday, Dec. 6 | 9 – 10:30 a.m. | IKBLC, Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

Are you looking for teaching strategies that will benefit your students’ sense of wellbeing? How do you cultivate wellbeing in your classrooms? Join us for an interactive session hosted and facilitated by the Teaching & Wellbeing Community of Practice.
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The Application of Educational Technologies in the Internationalization of Curriculum

Thursday, Dec. 6 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | IKBLC, Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

In this session, we will explore how the Vantage One program can best adapt and develop teaching and learning strategies, specifically educational technologies, to accommodate for a growing diverse student body with a variety of cultural learning preferences.
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Preparing Students to Work With Communities

Thursday, Dec. 6 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. | IKBLC, Coach’s Corner (3rd Floor)

In this workshop, we will revisit the core principles of Community Engaged Learning (CEL) and how this connects with the notion of student preparation. Participants will hear from instructors in two different CEL courses about how they prepare students to engage ethically with community organizations, why they feel this is important, and their reflections around this process.
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Collective Learnings and Building Each Other Up: Engaging with Equity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity in the Classroom

Thursday, Dec. 6 | 3 – 4:30 p.m. | IKBLC, Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

This session will offer a space for faculty to talk to each other about how questions of Indigeneity, inclusion and equity show up in the classroom and how to engage these questions responsibly, meaningfully, creatively, and with curiosity.
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