Certificate Program in Advanced Teaching and Learning


We previously contacted you about the application period for the Graduate Certificate Program 2016-2017 cohort.  The program remains the same but the name has changed to Certificate Program in Advanced Teaching and Learning.  The links have changed and I included them below.

CPATL Mentorship

2016-17 CPATL Poster

CPATL Practicum Plan

We have updated information here: http://ctlt.ubc.ca/programs/all-our-programs/graduate-program-in-advanced-teaching-and-learning/

The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2016. Participants can apply online http://ctlt.ubc.ca/certificate-program-in-advanced-teaching-and-learning-application/

This program is only for current UBC Graduate Students.  Attached is a poster and information about the Mentorship and the Practicum Plan.  Feel free to put this poster up in your department.

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
mischa.makortoff@ubc.ca |  @UBC_CTLT

www.ctlt.ubc.ca   | UBC.CTLT




Vote in the GSS Elections 2016.

Let your voice be heard and help decide on who will represent and advocate for graduate students at UBC Vancouver.

Vote Online: February 29 – March 4, 2016, 5pm.

Positions to be elected are:

  • President
  • VP University and Academic Affairs
  • VP External Relations
  • VP Students
  • Faculty of Graduate & Post Doctoral Studies Student Senator

On-Campus All Candidates Debate:

Thu., Feb. 23, 5pm, GSS Loft (Rm. 4202 at The Nest)

Come out to meet the candidates in-person, hear their platforms, and ask them questions.

Read: candidates’ platforms

For more information, visit gss.ubc.ca/vote.

 GSS Catch Up

GSS President Responds to Concerns over Sexual Violence

Tobias Friedel, GSS President, recently responded to concerns over advocating for graduate students at UBC Vancouver on the matter of sexual violence:

When the current student executive team took office in May 2015, we had identified the need to find solutions to address harassment and discrimination at UBC as one of the major projects for the year with a multifaceted approach. To date, the GSS has:

  • Formed an Ad Hoc Committee to identify gaps and best practices, bring forth policy recommendations, and strengthen our advocacy efforts
  • Launched mygradstory.ca, a digital portal to help with narrative data collection; climate surveys are also under development to deepen our understanding of the current situation
  • Together with our student association partners, advocated to the government and other stakeholder groups to address sexual violence on campuses on a larger scale
  • Met with UBC offices to seek their support for the creation of a “grad2grad” active bystander training program that provides graduate students an opportunity to mentor and educate younger students on matters of consent

The GSS is excited and encouraged by new collaborative ventures with the University and other stakeholder groups. As GSS President, I wish to reaffirm the society’s commitment to advocating on behalf of UBC graduate students on issues of sexual assault, harassment, and discrimination, and help them in their struggles to navigate processes and available resources.

Read GSS President’s full letter 

GSS Programs & Events

Craft Untapped: GSS Beer & Wine Tasting Series

Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 5:00-6:30pm, GSS Loft @ The Nest

Missed the last session? No fret! We’re serving up a new selection for you to socialize, taste and toast. This is a 19+ event.

Event info & tickets 

Namaste Workshop Series: Yoga for Mindful Wellness

Tue., March 8, 7:15-8:15pm, GSS Loft @ The Nest

Explore the connection between mental wellness and the body through the use of yoga, breathing techniques, guided meditation and mindfulness exercises.

Workshop info & sign up

Taste & Toast Series: The Shameful Tiki Room

Wed., Mar. 9, 2016, 5:30-7:30pm, The Shameful Tiki Room, Vancouver

Sample a flight of rum or a non alcoholic cocktail while networking and tasting delicious appetizers. Max. 15 students.

Session info & tickets

GSS and The Arabian Nights

Thu., Mar. 31, 2016, 7-10pm, Frederic Wood Theatre

Join the GSS in taking UBC Theatre’s spring production of The Arabian Nights.

Show info & tickets

Zumba Class

Mon., Jan. 25 – Apr. 4, 2016, 5:30-6:30pm, Thea Koerner House

Drop-ins welcome: $7/session.

Class info

Yoga Class

Tue., Jan. 26 – Apr. 5, 2016, 5:30-6:30pm, Thea Koerner House

Drop-ins welcome: $7/session.

Class info


“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.”
— John Burroughs

Graduate Programs: Waitlist Registration is now OPEN for April 9, 16, 17 2016 Grad ISW


Waitlist registration is now open for the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) April 9, 16, 17 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.

Grad ISW_registration_process


This workshop is always in high demand. To register for the MONTH DAY, DAY, DAY ISW, please go to the following link and sign-up: http://ctlt.ubc.ca/instructional-skills-workshops-isw-registration/

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

elissa.morris@ubc.ca  |  @UBC_CTLT

www.ctlt.ubc.ca   | UBC.CTLT

May 2016 Graduation Deadlines


Following a discussion with Enrolment Services,  a change has been made to the deadline for the online application for Graduation.    The application for May graduation will be available on the Student Service Centre until Friday, February 26, 2016.

After this date, a late application for graduation form will be available on our website.  This form is for Graduate Students only.   Enrolment Services will  accept late applications up to Friday, April 15, 2016.  The form is not available at the moment, however, I will send a follow up message when the online application has been closed.  Please note that Enrolment Services will not accept any late applications after April 15, 2016.

Please advise students that are hoping to graduate in May 2016, that it is very important that they apply for graduation as soon as possible, and should not wait until they submit their thesis.

Friday, February 26, 2016.

Last day for graduation applications to be submitted to Enrolment Services using the Student Service Centre by all students expecting to graduate in May.

Friday, April 15, 2016.

Last day for late applications for graduation to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all students expecting to graduate in May.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Last day for final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations to be accepted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for May graduation. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

Friday, April 22, 2016.

Last day for graduate programs to notify the Faculty of Graduate Studies that all requirements (including major papers) have been met for non-thesis master’s degrees for May graduation.


Thank you


Evelyn Sanderson

Senior SAS Clerk | Office of the Dean and Vice-Provost | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus

Phone 604 822 3558 | Fax 604 822 5802

170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z2.

Evelyn.sanderson@ubc.ca  www.grad.ubc.ca

MFRE Seminar Series – Feb 26 – DFO


MFRE is hosting a seminar series: MFRE Resource & Environment Speaker Series and would like to invite you!

poster Heather

The next seminar is on Friday, February 26th:

Heather Wood, Senior Policy Analyst at Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Heather Wood is the Regional Manager of Aquaculture Programs, based in the Pacific regional office of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Previous positions held at DFO include Senior Marine Protected Areas Coordinator and International Policy Team Lead. Prior to joining DFO, she spent 10 years working with Environment Canada in both Ottawa and Vancouver as a Senior Policy Advisor on international and intergovernmental issues, with a primary focus on Canada-US relations. Before joining the Federal Government, Heather worked in both the private and NGO sectors as a land-use planner and strategic advisor on natural resource issues. Heather has a BAH in Geography from Queen’s University and a Masters’ of Urban Planning from McGill.

Location: Room MCML160

Time: 3:30 to 5:00pm

Find out more about the guest and the series here: http://mfre.landfood.ubc.ca/mfre-speaker-series/.

Best regards,


Gabrielle Ménard, MFRE

Academic Coordinator

Master of Food and Resource Economics (MFRE)

E: gabrielle.menard@ubc.ca

UBC Faculty of Land & Food Systems

Suite 321-2357 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4