The Learning Centre hosts an exciting program of events including academic lectures and seminars, symposiums and conferences, workshops, presentations and much more.


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  • Jan


    How do you map diseases? A look into the world of GIScience and medical geography with Emily Acheson

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 301, 12:00 pm

    UBC Library’s Visualizing the World: A Maps and Geographic Information Systems Speaker Series continues with a talk on January 23, 2018 at 12 p.m in the Lillooet Room at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre features a talk by PhD candidiate in Geography at UBC, Emily Acheson.

  • Oct


    Drawing a continent by hand with Anton Thomas

    Dodson Room (302) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 11:30 am

  • Oct


    Frankly Speaking: Indigenous Education

    UBC Robson Square, Room C300, 6:00 pm

      Please note this event has been cancelled. Dr. Blye Frank, Dean, Faculty of Education, the University of British Columbia, hosts the second annual FRANKLY SPEAKING event on October 4, 2017. In the spirit of ideas worth advancing, the theme will be Indigenous Education. FRANKLY SPEAKING provides alumni and friends of UBC’s Faculty of Education...

  • Aug


    Brain Power for Life – Improve Your Mind as You Age

    Scarfe 100, Neville Scarfe Building, 5:30 pm

      Dr. Blye Frank, Dean, Faculty of Education, the University of British Columbia, invites alumni, professor emeriti, faculty, staff and friends of the UBC Faculty of Education to the special presentation Brain Power for Life – Improve Your Mind as You Age. Thursday, August 24, 2017 5:30 – 6:30 PM  Program 6:30 – 7:30 PM...

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    Building Digital Literacies: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar (Room 2.22 A/B), 1:00 pm

    Wikipedia-based assignments can engage students in an authentic learning experience that involves open collaboration, critical thinking, and knowledge building for a global audience. When students write or edit in wikipedia, they are not using the same format or skills that they would in writing a research paper or persuasive essay – they are applying new...

  • May


    Flexible Learning in the Sauder School of Business

    Dodson Room (302) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1:00 pm

    In this session we will discuss and explore the benefits, challenges and lessons learned from the implementation of the Sauder’s Flexible Learning Initiatives. In 2013, UBC launched the Flexible Learning Initiative, which aimed to provide an agile yet deliberate approach to transforming and enhancing student learning experience. The Flex Comm Minor project (7 courses for...

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    Writing Assignment and Assessment Design

    Dodson Room (302) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 9:30 am

    This three-hour workshop introduces best practices for designing more effective formal science writing assignments, including the importance of context, active thinking and learning strategies, and assessment (e.g. rubrics). During the workshop, participants will focus on audience, purpose and genre for writing assignments, will have the opportunity to assess the design of their own assignment and...

  • May


    Developing a Course-Level Graduate TA Program

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar (Room 2.22 A/B), 9:30 am

    Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) play a pivotal role in undergraduate education; however, they often receive insufficient professional development to prepare them for effective teaching in a university setting. In the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, we have incorporated a course-level GTA development program into a large-enrollment course with 10 GTAs in order that the...


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Art Exhibitions

Art and cultural exhibits at the Learning Centre are curated to delight and educate visitors — and reflect UBC’s mission to create exceptional learning environments and serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.


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