Upcoming Workshop and ISW spots for LFS TAs


Hi Teaching Assistants!

Hope the term is going well and that you are all doing well. Just wanted to let you all know that we have an upcoming workshop for LFS Teaching Assistants.


Workshop: Strategies for Emotional & Social Learning

Workshop description: In this session, participants will develop and identify emotional and cognitive skills needed for engaging in emotionally charged situations with students. We will explore a number of key strategies to build confidence and self-esteem in students when offering them feedback.


Instructional Skills Workshop – Preferential Access for LFS Teaching Assistants

As you may know, all graduate students at UBC can attend the very popular Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT).  Usually the workshop has a very long waitlist and is difficult to get into. LFS has secured spots for teaching assistants (each valued at $200) which allows you to bypass the waitlist. We have nine spots remaining.

If you are interested in taking this workshop, please email us at colind@mail.ubc.ca with the following information:

  1. Your name, graduate degree program and courses you are currently or intend to TA/teach.
  2. A brief description of how the ISW contributes to your teaching development (150 words).
  3. Your top three choices for the following dates:

January 19, 20, 26, 2019

January 27, February 2, 3, 2019

February 4, 6, 7, 2019

February 9, 16, 17, 2019

March 2, 9, 10, 2019


As always, do get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.

Colin & Jun

Faculty of Land and Food Systems | Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm
The University of British Columbia | Unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Territory

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Mailing Address 2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4

Phone 778 859 1148