LFS TA Community of Practice Virtual Meeting, October 1, 2020


Dear LFS TAs,

We hope you are keeping well and safe and enjoying the fall semester.

Having a space to share insights or troubleshoot issues is an important part of your professional development. Our Community of Practice space is a monthly, informal virtual get-together for all TAs  primarily to learn from each other.

The purpose of the upcoming COP next week Thursday is to share and hear experiences (new and returning TAs) of online teaching assistance in the new normal. This information is critical as it provides evidence to inform and guide programming and training based on your needs.

Below are the meeting details;

WHEN: October 1, 2020

TIME: 10-11PM

WHERE: Virtual, a link will be sent out to the responders in due time.

If you interested in being part of this discussion, RSVP at the link below


Looking forward to hearing from you at the Community of Practice Virtual Meeting.

Lennie and Tebby
LFS TA Training Program Coordinators


COVID-19 and Africa Webinar Series, hosted by UBC


Posted for your information by request of Tebby Leepile, LFS TA Co-ordinator.
Contact  www.linaubc.ca/covid19economies,  as noted in the poster below, for details or to register. 


Dear LINA Community,

Liu Institute Network for Africa (LINA) at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA), UBC, will be hosting another webinar exploring the impacts of COVID-19 on socioeconomic development across Africa and the measures necessary for the post-pandemic recovery. The webinar will take place next week Wednesday, September 30, from 9am–10:30am Pacific Time (Vancouver). Please find the poster attached. Registration is free.


Dr. David Luke, Coordinator of the African Trade Policy Centre, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Ms. Amanda Dakouré, Senior Legal Counsel, African Development Bank

Prof. Damilola Olawuyi, Professor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Afe Babalola University, Nigeria, Associate Professor, HBKU College of Law, Qatar, and Vice Chair, International Law Association

Ms. Caroline Wanjiku Saroni, Chairperson, Advocates Complaints Commission – Office of the Attorney General; Representative of the Attorney General of Kenya on the National Multi-Agency Command Center – COVID 19, Government of Kenya

 Moderator: Dr. Sara Ghebremusse, Assistant Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC

Opening remarks: Professor Santa Ono, UBC’s 15th President and Vice-Chancellor.

To learn more and register, please go to the website of LINA or SPPGA. You can direct questions to Temi Onifade at temitope@onifade.org or info@linaubc.ca.

Thank you.
Temi Onifade
LINA Co-Chair and Vanier Scholar, UBC
For LINA Steering Committee

LINA Steering Committee: Eseohe Ojo, Joseph Ogbede, Love-Ese Chile, Kimani wa Karangu, Sylvanna Baugh, Tebogo Leepile, Temitope Onifade, Temitayo Olarewaju

Leading Online Discussions (for LFS TAs)


Thu, Sep 17 | 10 – 11:30 AM

This online workshop is designed to help TAs enhance their teaching skills in learner-centered environments and succeed in leading online discussions. Come prepared to engage in active learning and to participate in a role play activity.

Facilitators: Drs. Judy Chan and Cyprien Lomas

Registration link: http://bit.ly/LFSdiscuss


Information forwarded to the TA Portal by: Lennie Cheung, LFS TA Coordinator