Graduate Student Institute: February 15-17, 2016


2016 Graduate Student Institute

  • From February 15-17, 2016, the Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology will be hosting a series of free workshops for UBC graduate students.
  • Workshops will focus on a variety of topics and skills, including supporting students, marking and assessment, facilitating discussion, managing conflict, time management, and presentation skills.


To register, and see a full list of events, please visit

Attached is poster for the Institute, please feel free to post in your office.  Let me know if you have any questions!



Kind regards,





Mischa Makortoff

Senior Events Program Assistant | Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus

214 – 1961 East Mall | Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1

Phone 604.822.0064 |  @UBC_CTLT   | UBC.CTLT

Graduate Programs: Registration now open for the February 29, March 2, 7 ISW.


Waitlist registration is now open for the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) February 29, March 2, 7 2016.  The ISW is an internationally recognized program and students receive transcript notation for their participation.  It is a 3-day intensive workshop that develops participant’s teaching skills and confidence.  It is appropriate for first time teachers or those with years of experience.  Join the thousands of students who have taken this workshop.

IMPORTANT: The workshop runs from 8:15am-5:00pm. Please note you must be able to attend all three days, i.e. the entire 24 hour workshop.  Please find attached the policy for registering in an ISW and an FAQ sheet.

This workshop is always in high demand. To register for the February 29, March 2, 7 ISW please go to the following link and sign-up:  Clicking this link adds you to the waitlist, it does not register you in the workshop. If you are registered, you will be contacted directly by our office.

Grad ISW_registration_process


Please let me know if you have any questions.


Elissa Morris
Events Assistant | Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
214 – 1961 East Mall | Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1
Phone 604.827.4871  |  @UBC_CTLT   | UBC.CTLT


Lunchtime Dialogue- Wednesday, February 3rd – 1-2pm


University of British Columbia

School of Community & Regional Planning                           

Please join us for an engaging lecture and discussion with

Rosie Simms 

Lunchtime Dialogue: Awash with Opportunity: Ensuring the Sustainability of BC’s New Water Law

British Columbia’s new Water Sustainability Act. Rosie Simms is the Water Law & Policy Researcher/Coordinator at the POLIS Water Sustainability Project, based at the University of Victoria. In 2014, she completed her MA at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia, where her research explored the histories and interactions between First Nations and water governance in BC. Prior to her MA work, Rosie completed a BA& Sc in environmental science and management at McGill University, which included a semester-long field program in Panama researching Canadian mining development and Indigenous rights.

To register:

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016                         


#150- 1933 West Mall Annex      

Community Scientist Opportunity


Science World’s Community Scientist Initiative (CSI) is once again looking for scientists, researchers and other science-based professionals with a keen interest in engaging with public audiences, to become science communicators and ambassadors. This initiative is designed to engage community volunteers and partners with deep expertise in science and technology in providing regular opportunities for our visitors to explore the research and work of local passionate professionals.

I have attached the current recruitment poster and have included a link to the full description of the opportunity below. Please share this information with any graduate students, colleagues, associations or clubs you think may be appropriate and interested in learning more about this opportunity.

We are recruiting scientists and researchers to participate in 2 professional engagement workshops beginning on February 24, 2016, and will have another intake planned for the May 2016. I am happy to provide more detail about the workshop series format and timing should anyone require it.

Thank you for passing this exciting opportunity along…

Community Scientist Recruitment Poster – Feb 2016


Tammy Matheson | Program Director, Community Scientist Initiative t 604-443-7479 or 1-800-363-1611 | f 604-443-7435 | TELUS World of Science | 1455 Quebec St. | Vancouver, BC | Canada V6A 3Z7

Science World British Columbia is a charitable organization that engages British Columbians in science and inspires future science and technology leadership throughout our province. DONATE TODAY:

Student Seminar this Saturday


Our Explore Public Policy Issues student seminar is taking place in Vancouver this Saturday, January 30th and we would like to invite students to spend the day examining some of today’s most important issues in a fun, intellectual forum with leading policy experts. Students will spend the day listening to presentations, asking questions, and then further exploring the topics with their peers in discussion groups. The seminar is offered free of charge and includes lunch.

Seminar Details:

Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016 Location: Sheraton Wall Centre Address: 1088 Burrard Street Time: 9 AM – 5 PM Seminar Topics and


Billion Dollar Deal or No Deal? The Relationship Between LNG and First Nations in BC Ravina Bains, Associate Director, Centre for Aboriginal Policy Studies, Fraser Institute Chief Karen Ogen, Wet’suwet’en First Nation This presentation will highlight the current opportunities for First Nations in LNG projects in BC and communities that are currently working with industry to bring oil and gas projects to fruition.

Going Digital in a Regulated World: The Bitcoin Movement Paul Szczesny Blockchain Entrepreneur and Software Engineer, Co-founder of Cointrader Exchange and Bitcoiniacs Learn how this non-traditional currency works, the criticism it is facing from both law enforcement officials and banks, and what its future entails. We Need to Rethink the Canada Health Act, and Fast Dr. Brett Belchetz Emergency Room Physician and Medical Expert for CTV, CBC, Global News Dr. Belchetz will explain what is required to transform our most important, and most expensive, social program into one that serves the needs of all Canadians.

Small Business, Big Impact: The Importance of Entrepreneurship in BC Laura Jones Executive Vice-President, Canadian Federation of Independent Business What is the current climate for small business in BC? What policies will encourage growth and success and allow entrepreneurship to thrive? One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment Mei Fong Former Wall Street Journal Correspondent and Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Mei Fong will reveal the devastating effects of this social engineering experiment and what it could mean for China’s future development. Please forward this information to those that may be interested in attending. For more information or to register, visit

Kimberly Chapman |
Manager of Education Events Centre for Education Programs The Fraser Institute
604-688-0221 ext. 526