Winter Institute Events

The 2019 Winter Institute will take place from December 10-12 on the UBC Vancouver campus. The theme of this year’s Winter Institute is Sustainable, Inclusive and Thriving Communities.

“We define sustainability as simultaneous improvements in human and environmental wellbeing.” – UBC Strategic Plan, Shaping UBC’s Next Century (p. 39).
Schedule of Events (PDF)

Please see below for a detailed schedule and to register for sessions.

Growing your Instructor Toolkit: Exploring Strategies for Teaching, Learning & Wellbeing

Tuesday, Dec. 10 | 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | IKBLC, Dodson Room (Room 302)

This interactive session will explore successful and unique educational strategies for cultivating well-being into teaching and learning.
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Inclusive Teaching Case Studies: From Course Design to Classroom Practices

Tuesday, Dec. 10 | 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | IKBLC, Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

Develop your capacity around equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in teaching and learning environments through a wide range of case studies that address EDI-related issues.
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Supporting Students to Ethically Work in and With Community: Modules that can be Integrated into Courses and Programs

Tuesday, Dec. 10 | 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | IKBLC, Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

Explore a suite of modules provided by the Centre for Community Engaged Learning that highlight the importance of preparing students to work in and with community.
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Survey Design Workshop for Instructors

Tuesday, Dec. 10 | 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | IKBLC, Dodson Room (Room 302)

Participants in this interactive workshop will gain a better understanding of designing effective surveys that elicit useful and insightful data.
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Community Engaged Learning: Assessing Student Learning In our Classes

Tuesday, Dec. 10 | 2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m. | IKBLC, Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

Familiarize and learn how to adapt the tools and resources available to assess student learning outcomes in community engaged learning (CEL) courses.
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How to Facilitate Structured Engagement to Unleash Everyone

Tuesday, Dec. 10 | 2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m. | IKBLC, Dodson Room (Room 302)

This hands-on workshop will explore the facilitation world of Liberating Structures, designed to be easily replicated for your audience size.
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Integrating Student Engagement and Our Classroom Teaching: A UN Sustainable Development Framework

Wednesday, Dec. 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | IKBLC, Dodson Room (Room 302)

Using the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an approach, this workshop will facilitate discussions on the integrations of the SDGs’ framework to your work and education goals.
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Implementing Peer Feedback on Collaborative Writing Assignment

Wednesday, Dec. 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | IKBLC, Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

Consider how peer feedback integrated into collaborative writing assignments can improve student academic communication skills without putting a lot of burden on the instructor.
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Supporting Student Wellbeing Through Technology-Supported Peer Assessment

Wednesday, Dec. 11 | 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | IKBLC, Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

Explore how the intersections between student wellbeing, peer assessment, and technology can be incorporated into your courses.
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Inclusive Teaching: What is it and Why Does it Matter?

Wednesday, Dec. 11 | 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | IKBLC, Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

Instructors in this workshop have the opportunity to learn, discuss and share inclusive teaching practices at UBC.
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Distressing Material in (and Beyond) the Classroom: Strategies and Resources for Responsible Engagement

Wednesday, Dec. 11 | 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. | IKBLC, Dodson Room (Room 302)

Participants will be connected to a range of campus resources that can help better support student, faculty, and the wider community.
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Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Assault

Wednesday, Dec. 11 | 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | IKBLC, Dodson Room (Room 302)

In collaboration with the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO), learn more about supporting students and responding to disclosures of sexual assault.
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Framing Conversations with Students in Distress

Thursday, Dec. 12 | 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | IKBLC, Dodson Room (Room 302)

This session introduces a framework that faculty can apply when having supportive conversations with students who are struggling or in need of support related to their health and wellbeing.
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Evaluation of Teaching: New Metrics and Summary Statistics

Thursday, Dec. 12 | 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | IKBLC, Dodson Room (Room 302)

The Student Evaluation of Teaching (SEoT) invites instructors to learn about new metrics and summary statistics softwares such as Explorance/Blue to promote better learning and address students’ needs.
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Supporting Students’ Learning, Health, and Wellbeing

Thursday, Dec. 12 | 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | IKBLC, Dodson Room (Room 302)

Faculty will be connected to resources and information about academic support, library resources, and health & wellbeing that are designed to support UBC students.
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In-class Experiential Education Techniques: An Interactive and Applied Session

Thursday, Dec. 12 | 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. | IKBLC, Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

An opportunity for educators to learn from other educators who have used innovative experiential pedagogies in their own classrooms.
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Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sustainability Education

Thursday, Dec. 12 | 2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m. | IKBLC, Dodson Room (Room 302)

Explore how faculty are working across the disciplines to develop, design, and deliver innovative interdisciplinary courses on pressing social, cultural, and environmental issues.
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