What goes into a territory/land acknowledgement and what are the things we can each think about to engage responsibly in this practice? UBC faculty members Drs. Lisa Nathan and Liisa Holsti reflect on introducing territory acknowledgements across their academic units; and Dr. Rima Wilkes discusses her research on territory acknowledgements across 98 Canadian universities.
This year’s orientation welcomed more than ninety new faculty and staff members from a range of units, departments, and faculties. The event provided participants with an opportunity to learn about the history, governance, and administration of the University and learn about resources at UBC that support their career development.
Learning Technology: Enhancing WordPress as a learning technology
Professor Christina Hendricks knew she could improve the critiquing process for students by moving the process online. But none of the existing learning technology tools met her requirements. With the help of CTLT developers she created Studiorum, a set of plugins for WordPress that enhances what instructors can do online.
Learning Technology Environment Renewal Project (LTE) Town Hall
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Location: Aquatic Ecosystems Research Lab (AERL) Room 120
Come and hear from Dr. Angela Redish, Provost and Vice President Academic (Vancouver) about how the LTE Renewal project supports UBC’s teaching and learning mission. This is also an opportunity to ask questions face-to-face and provide input about your requirements for the renewal of the core of the learning technology environment (currently Blackboard Learn, locally known as Connect) or tweet us your questions using the hashtag #UBCTownHall.
October 2, 19 | November 9, 21 | December 7, 2016
Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: IKBLC Room 2.16
Are you a graduate student or TA with questions about teaching? Would you like to discuss how to deal with challenges in lesson design, marking, or handling office hours? The CTLT Grad Team office hours are a drop in session for UBC graduate students or TAs where you can ask questions and get one-on-one support around issues in teaching and learning from our team of educational developers and facilitators.