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


Latest Events Events Calendar

  • Aug


    Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar (Room 2.22 A/B), 8:15 am

    Registration for the WAITLIST of this ISW opens on Monday May 7 at 9am PST and closes on Friday July 27 at 4:30pm. Please note that the dates of this event are August 19, 25, 26 2018. This 3-day workshop consists of teaching practice, theory application, and topical sessions specifically relevant to Teaching Assistants and Graduate Students at UBC. During the workshop participants will teach 3 short lessons and receive feedback from their peers. Participants will work closely with peers and trained facilitators (who are themselves UBC graduate students). In this supportive atmosphere participants will have a chance to begin to develop new teaching skills, to enhance existing skills, and to try new and challenging ideas.

  • Jul


    Thesis Boot Camp

    Irving K, Barber Learning Centre Foyer, 10:00 am

    Feeling unmotivated to work on your thesis or other academic writing? Are you the only one you know in the midst of writing? Need a kick start to get your writing going? Graduate Pathways to Success and the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) are hosting a thesis boot camp to help.

  • Jul


    Getting on Track with your Thesis

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Level 1, 1:00 pm

    Lost momentum? Having difficulty managing your research efficiently? Need motivation and strategies to complete your thesis? This workshop will offer information to graduate students on how to: Efficiently structure the thesis or dissertation process for timely completion; manage the emotional roller coaster; and find support when your motivation ebbs.

  • Jun


    Culture at the Centre

    Irving K, Barber Learning Centre Foyer,

    Until August 15, visit the foyer of the IKBLC to see the Culture at the Centre exhibit! This exhibit highlights the importance of several Indigenous education and community centres, showing the diverse roles they play through the revitalization of communities and repatriation of land and cultural material. Culture at the Centre is part of a larger exhibition being held at the Museum of Anthropology, which is on display until September 30.

  • Jun


    Positive Space Foundational Workshop

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 256, 1:00 pm

    Is your working, learning or living environment welcoming to LGBT2SQIA+ students, staff and faculty? Would you like to learn more how to improve and positively impact the climate for sexual and gender diversity? The Positive Space foundational workshop covers current language, issues, resources, and best practices in an interactive and experiential learning environment. Participants will gain relevant knowledge and skills to use in their academic, work and campus life. Please note that registration is required.

  • May


    Innovations in Learning Design: Choose Your Own Learning

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar (Room 2.22 A/B), 11:00 am

    This session will focus on three innovative learning projects: Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education, a massive open online course, Sky, Water, Earth, a collection of free, online, self-paced learner activities, and Mattermost, an open source and UBC-hosted tool that supports team-based chat. These projects will be introduced in 15 minute talks, with just as much time to hold group discussions about implications and possibilities for teaching practice.

  • May


    Engaging Students as Partners in Teaching and Learning

    Lillooet Room (301) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 9:00 am

    Emerging research suggests that engaging students as partners in teaching and learning has the potential to enhance, and perhaps even transform, student learning—and teaching. This workshop, led by Celebrate Learning Week 2018 keynote speaker Peter Felten, will explore practical strategies from diverse disciplines for creating and sustaining student-faculty partnerships in teaching and learning.

  • May


    Open Scholarship in Practice Day

    Dodson Room (302) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 9:00 am

    Learn about new tools that can increase the reproducibility of research, and new pedagogies that become possible when students and faculty become co-creators engaged in generative knowledge creation. Hear from UBC colleagues who are incorporating “openness” in innovative ways to enhance teaching, research, and publishing.


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