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2023 CTLT Institute

Hosted each year in December, the Winter Institute is a time for colleagues to come together during the mid-academic year, and to reflect on the impact of their teaching practices on student learning and experiences. The Winter Institute provides an opportunity to network with colleagues, review the practical application of techniques and discuss practices that are successful in varying learning environments.


Date Session Title Facilitators / Moderators / Panelists Resources
December 11 Integrating Climate and Well-being into Your Teaching Panelists:

Sally Stewart, Associate Professor Of Teaching, School Of Health And Exercise Sciences, UBC Okanagan

Adrian Yee, Clinical Associate Professor, Associate Curriculum Director, Year 3 and 4, MDUP, Faculty of Medicine

Tanya Kyi, Lecturer, School of Creative Writing, Faculty of Arts

Avi Lewis, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts


Sara Kozicky, Wellbeing Strategic Initiatives Project Manager, Office of Wellbeing Strategy Oliver Lane, Manager Teaching and Learning, UBC Sustainability Hub

Workshop Recording
In-Person UBC Studios Open House and Tour Contact: Michael Sider, Producer, UBC Studios (
December 12 Navigating the GenAI Landscape: A Focus on Student Learning and Prompt Design Manuel Dias, Educational Consultant, CTLT;

Lucas Wright, Senior Educational Consultant, CTLT;

Judy Chan, Faculty Associate, Faculty Liaison (Land an Food Systems)

Workshop Recording


Decolonizing Academic Writing Moderators:Laila Ferreira, Assistant Professor of Teaching, WRDS/JWAM,

Evan Mauro, Lecturer, CAP;

Faculty panelists:

Lou Maraj, Assistant Professor School of Journalism, Writing and Media;

Lindsay Cuff, Assistant Professor of Teaching Land and Food Systems and Forestry;

Amanda Engen, Academic Advisor, Indigenous Studies, UBC

Digital Assessments in a World with GenAI: A Story of Hope and Salvation Firas Moosvi, Lecturer, Computer Science, Department of Computer Science

Rose Loftus, Undergraduate Student, Faculty of Forestry

Mara Solen, PhD Student, Department of Computer Science

Nichole Boufford, MSc Student, Department of Computer Science;

contact Firas Moosvi:
December 13 Collaborative Learning: Recommendations and Strategies for Use When Developing Collaborative Learning Activities in Your Classroom Moderators:

Micheal Jerowsky, Arts ISIT, Teaching and Learning Research and Evaluation Assistant;

Jason Myers, Faculty Liaison (Arts)

Faculty Presenters:

Dr. Qian Wang, Asian Studies, Chinese Language Program Director, Associate Professor of Teaching, Chinese Linguistics;

Dr. Siobhán Wittig McPhee, Associate Professor of Teaching; Geography,

Dr. Katherine Lyon, Assistant Professor of Teaching; Sociology;

Dr. Brianne Orr-Álvarez, Associate Professor of Teaching, Associate Head of Spanish Studies;

French, Hispanic and Italian Studies

Workshop Recording Workshop slides
The Trauma Aware Classroom: 5 Considerations That Will Have a Positive Impact on Your Students and Yourself Ainsley Camps, Educational Developer, CTLT;

Jens Vent-Schmidt, Educational Consultant: Design and Facilitation, CTLT

Trauma aware Teaching Checklist:

5R’s handout

SVPRO Grounding exercises pamphlet

See also Early Alert presentation recording below.

December 14 Reflective Decision-Making: Social Impact Lab Toolkit Applied to a 4th Year Engineering Capstone Course Paul Lusina, Ph.D., P.Eng. Lecturer, Dept. Electrical & Computer Engineering; Bruce Moghtader, Centre for Community Engaged Living, UBC
Orientation to the Early Alert Program at UBC Brian Barth, Manager, Student Support Services, VP Students Office, UBC Workshop Recording
December 15 Incorporating the Principle of Community Accountability into Our Classrooms Johannah May Black, Education Specialist, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office UBCO