Classroom Climate

Making space for LGBTQIA students

Making space for LGBTQIA students

Dr. Katja Thieme and Dr. Mary Ann S. Saunders explored ways to create a more inclusive campus for students of all genders and sexual orientations.

What if we were to talk about it? Engaging controversial topics in the classroom

What if we were to talk about it? Engaging controversial topics in the classroom

Dr. Aftab Erfan, Director of Dialogue and Conflict Engagement at the UBC Equity and Inclusion Office, facilitated a workshop to explore conflict and how to engage with controversial classroom topics.

The naming ceremony for c̓əsnaʔəm House at Totem Park Residence: Q&A with Sarah Ling

The naming ceremony for c̓əsnaʔəm House at Totem Park Residence: Q&A with Sarah Ling

On September 27, 2017, members of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) Indigenous Initiatives team were pleased to witness the naming ceremony of c̓əsnaʔəm House at Totem Park Residence. 

Confronting Uncomfortable Conversations in the Classroom: The Pedagogy of Emotion

Confronting Uncomfortable Conversations in the Classroom: The Pedagogy of Emotion

On October 12, 2017, Jude Walker, assistant professor of Adult Learning and Education, and Shayna Hornstein, a body-focused psychotherapist, registered physical therapist, and recent graduate in Adult Learning and Education, facilitated a Classroom Climate workshop on “Confronting Uncomfortable Conversations in the Classroom: The Pedagogy of Emotion.”

Integrating Indigenous knowledges in teaching: When will we be ready?

Integrating Indigenous knowledges in teaching: When will we be ready?

  On May 2 the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology held a panel discussion on integrating Indigenous content and perspectives in the classroom. The event brought together five settler scholars from departments across the university to share their experiences and to discuss, “When will we be ready?”

Student Wellbeing and Classroom Climate

Student Wellbeing and Classroom Climate

On February 8, 2017 Patty Hambler, Director of Student Wellbeing Promotions and Michael Lee, Senior Instructor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy co-faciliated a Classroom Climate workshop titled “Supporting the Student as a Whole Person: Exploring Connections Between Instructional Practices, Learning, and Wellbeing.”

Bridging the Knowledge Gap and Engaging with TRC Calls to Action

Bridging the Knowledge Gap and Engaging with TRC Calls to Action

During the session on “Bridging the Knowledge Gap: Indigenous Foundations,” Kathryn and David outlined their approaches to engaging students in conversations about Indigenous topics in the various courses they’ve taught here at UBC.

Classroom Climate Series: Campus Climate

Classroom Climate Series: Campus Climate

We’ve rescheduled one of our sessions, “Addressing Campus Climate in Your Classroom” for November 3, 10AM-12PM, and hope this change in time will encourage more of you to register and attend this important workshop!

Classroom Climate Series: Territory Acknowledgment

Classroom Climate Series: Territory Acknowledgment

What goes into a territory/land acknowledgement and what are the things we can each think about to engage responsibly in this practice?