Day: February 14, 2016

CTLT Offering Graduate Student Certificate Program

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Graduate Student Certificate Program

The Graduate Certificate Program (GCP) is a year and a half long (September 2016 – December 2017) teaching development program that supports the development of graduate students’ expertise in teaching and learning. It serves both graduate students seeking excellence in teaching and learning in their future roles as faculty, as well as those who will apply the skills outside of traditional faculty roles. The GCP prepares graduate students who seek faculty positions focused on teaching and learning specifically, and more broadly creates a cohort of graduate students positioned for future educational leadership.

The Graduate Certificate Program consists of the following elements:

  • Blended Cohort – Meets twice per month on Friday afternoons for two hours per meeting, and includes two hours of online work per month.
  • Practicum – The GCP requires that you arrange two one-hour (minimum) practical teaching experiences per term as a guest instructor, in the community, or in industry. You will also observe two one-hour sessions taught by your peers per term.
  • Mentoring – You will work with a mentor, under terms to be discussed with your mentor, but which will include some classroom observation and some classroom discussion. Please see the Mentorship Guidelines for more information.
  • SoTL – You will engage in a small-scale Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) pilot project based on the work you have done in your practicum. Please see the Practicum Guidelines for more information.

Please note that there will not be an application fee however, successful registrants will have to pay a registration fee. Details on the fee will be posted shortly.

Who can apply?

The Program is open to all graduate students who have completed an Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) and will remain graduate students until the end of the year 2017.

How do I apply?

We are currently accepting 12-14 successful applicants to the 2016-2017 cohort. Deadline for submission is April 30, 2016.
Apply now >

For any questions you might have about the GCP, please e-mail .

March 11, 2016: Perspectives on Access to Information – iSchool @ UBC Research Day

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The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, the iSchool at UBC, invites you to its 6th Annual Research Day on Friday, March 11th, 2016, which showcases the contributions of the iSchool students and faculty working at the intersections of archival, information, library and children’s literature studies. This year, focusing broadly on perspectives on providing access to information.

We are very excited to welcome Peter Hirtle, our keynote speaker, to speak with a specific focus on intellectual property issues. Peter Hirtle is an Affiliate Fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Until his retirement from Cornell in 2015, he served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Cornell University Library with a special mandate to address intellectual property issues. He is also a contributing author to the blog.

Research Day 2016 Schedule:

Friday, March 11th, 2016,

Keynote and Short Talks: 11.00-1.30pm

Posters and Demos: 1.30-3.00 pm

Where: Golden Jubilee Room (4th floor, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre)

RSVP at:

More information about Research Day 2016 is available from the iSchool website: and questions about Research Day can be directed to:

May 3, 4 & 5, 2016 -UBC Learning Exchange Centennial conference: New Perspectives on Learning in the Downtown Eastside

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New Perspectives on Learning in the Downtown Eastside

A Community-University Conference

As part of UBC’s Centennial celebrations, the UBC Learning Exchange is organizing a unique conference that will bring together community members, faculty and students to experience, share, and reflect on diverse perspectives and practices of learning in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). The two-day conference will highlight innovative learning exchanges and generate ideas and directions for the future.

Save the Date

The conference will be happening at the UBC Learning Exchange, the Vancouver Japanese Language School, and Ironworks Studios.

Key dates:

  • Main conference days are Tuesday, May 3rd and Wednesday, May 4th
  • Wrap-up conversations and social during dinner on Wednesday, May 4th
  • Post-conference activities on May 5th

How is this innovative?

Historic Locations: Spans over multiple historic locations, embedded in the community.

Diverse People: Connects community members and organizations with UBC faculty, staff, and students, in welcoming and friendly ways.

Fresh Themes: Explores a variety of themes from hot topics in the DTES and peer facilitation to student experiential learning and new approaches in evaluation and knowledge exchange.

Non-Traditional Formats: Features a wide range of sessions including workshops, arts-based activities, performances, panel discussions, and interactive exhibits.


For updates, visit our website conference page:


Upcoming Doctoral Defences

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Friday, 18 March 2016 – 9:00am – Room 200

Ana Ines Vivaldi Pasqua
Department: Anthropology
Traversing the City: The Making of Indigenous Spatialities Within and Beyond Buenos Aires

Friday, 19 February 2016 – 9:00am – Room 200

Tathali Urueta Ortiz
Department: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Exploring Practice-Linked Identities Construction in Culturally Diverse Urban Youth Through an Intergenerational Garden-Based Learning Project