Spring Institute TA Trainings


Hello LFS TAs!

We wanted to let you know about some upcoming workshops that can be applied to your LFS Advance TA Skills Certificate. Haven’t heard of the Certificate? Scroll to the end of the email for a brief description or see the full requirements in the LFS TA Portal: https://blogs.ubc.ca/lfsta/resources/#training

The CTLT Spring Institute (June 3 – 6) has a number of workshops that are relevant to the Certificate. Some examples:

Teaching Fundamentals:

Adopting a Wholistic Approach to Teaching and Learning in Laboratory Courses

Data Informed Teaching Practices with Learning Analytics

Designing Safer, More Effective Teamwork Activities in the Classroom

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

Cultivating the Wellbeing of Students and Teachers Through Simple but Effective Wellbeing Pedagogies and Practices

Reducing Ableism One PowerPoint at a Time

Sharing Back Our Knowledge: Development of the Indigenous Learning Pathways Training Program

A Tabletop Role-Playing Game for Building Interpersonal Skills: Demonstration and Feedback

Learning Activity Development Through an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lens

Is there a workshop you’re interested applying toward the Certificate in that isn’t on this list? Email us (Lexis lexis.ly@ubc.ca and Steven sbristow@student.ubc.ca) and we’ll let you know which category it falls under!


In order to receive the LFS Advanced TA Skills Certificate,  you must:

Be a (graduate/undergraduate) student in LFS.

Complete at least 5 professional development trainings (workshops, etc.) offered by the LFS TA Training Program or CTLT. The five trainings must fall under the following categories:

– Teaching Fundamentals (3 trainings)

– Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (1 training)

– Teaching Theory and Pedagogy (1 training)

Three out of the five trainings must be completed within the LFS TA Training Program. At least one of which must have occurred after the approval of the Certificate Program (i.e., later than September 1st, 2023).

Applications for the Certificate will be open at the end of each term (November and April) For more information about applying, see the LFS TA Portal: https://blogs.ubc.ca/lfsta/resources/#training


Questions? Let us know!

LFS TA Coordinators

Lexis (lexis.ly@ubc.ca) and Steven (sbristow@student.ubc.ca)