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

Graduate Pathways to Success Sessions: Time Mgmt, Stats (2 group comparisons), Boundary Setting

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Subject: Graduate Pathways to Success: Time Mgmt, Stats (2 group comparisons), Boundary Setting

Registration is now open for:
Time Management (in collaboration with Mitacs Step)
Tuesday, 2 February 2016 – 9:00am to 5:00pm
For more information or to register, please visit:

SCARL III: Two Group Comparisons and Beyond
In this statistics session, there will be a detailed discussion and demonstration of how to compare data from two groups or conditions. From this common type of analysis, we generalize to comparisons of more than two groups. Covers t-tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA) and more.
Wednesday, 3 February 2016 – 10:00am to 12:30pm
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Setting and Maintaining Good Boundaries (in collaboration with the UBC Life & Career Centre)
This seminar is designed for graduate students who are experiencing stress because of the challenge of managing many demands, and need to practice setting boundaries around their time and space.
Thursday, 4 February 2016 – 9:30am to 12:30pm
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PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series – Public Scholars Initiative Event #2: Innovation for Public Good
Brief description: Innovation is important; so is the public good. But how do they go together? PhD students from UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative share their projects, and innovation experts offer their insights.
February 4th; 6:30 – 8:30 PM. For further information and to register, visit

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Thank you,

Jacqui Brinkman
Manager, Graduate Pathways to Success Program | Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
Phone 604 827 4578 | Fax 604 822 5802
170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z2 |