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Help us finalize UBC’s strategic plan, starting November 23
UBC is in the final stages of a comprehensive strategic planning process. As we enter this final phase, I am hoping you will join the conversation and provide your input.
Please join us for the Teaching with Technology Showcase
On December 7 from 4–6:00 PM, you’re invited to attend the Learning Technology Hub’s Teaching with Technology Showcase at the Life Sciences Centre Atrium (UBC Point Grey campus), with opening remarks from UBC Provost and Vice-President Academic Andrew Szeri. This showcase will focus on the work of UBC faculty who are using technology to advance their teaching and to enrich student learning. More than 20 projects, tools, and innovations on a wide range of themes will be showcased at this interactive, hands-on event.
Freedom of Expression Matters: Join the Conversation
As follow-up to his September 5th letter to the UBC community, Professor Santa J. Ono received a draft statement on freedom of expression at the end of September from an internal working group convened by Professor Neil Guppy, Senior Advisor to the Provosts on Academic Freedom.
We welcome your thoughts and encourage you to view the statement online. We also invite you to be part of the conversation and share your own views from now until November 30, 2017. .
Share Your Experience: Take the UBC Workplace Experiences Survey on Nov. 1st
What’s your experience of working at UBC? From November 1 to 21, you’ll have the opportunity to share your anonymous, confidential feedback in the 2017 Workplace Experiences Survey. The survey includes questions related to health & wellbeing, job satisfaction, work environment, and more – with tailored versions for faculty and staff to ensure the questions are relevant and meaningful.
Call for proposals: Teaching with Technology Showcase
The LT Hub is seeking showcase proposals from faculty who would like to share their emerging projects or achievements in teaching with technology at the Teaching with Technology Showcase.
Faculty, staff, and graduate students welcome to attend Internationalization Learning Day 2017
Join us for UBC Internationalization Learning Day (ILD) 2017 to discover how we can create and support exceptional, globally-relevant learning experiences, across disicplines.
We welcome all UBC faculty, staff, and graduate students who are currently practicing or interested in the internationalization of teaching, learning, and curriculum development to attend this exciting event. This year, Internationalization Learning Day will be held at both UBC-Vancouver and UBC-Okanagan with the option of attending at either campus.
UBC has a new landing page for all things Canvas
This fall marked UBC’s soft launch of Canvas, the new user-friendly online course platform that’s gradually replacing Connect at UBC. So far, nearly 27,000 students and more than 3,000 instructors, staff, and TAs are using the new system, and more courses will continue to be added to Canvas each semester as we get closer to decommissioning Connect in August 2018.
External review of Enrolment Services at UBC
An external review of Enrolment Services is being carried out to assist the university as it considers the reappointment of Dr. Kate Ross. Dr Ross’ current term as Associate Vice-President, Enrolment Services and Registrar comes to an end on 31 October, 2018.