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Module 7: Creating a supportive learning environment

Student success is intricately linked to a student’s sense of belonging and personal growth. This module addressed how you might create an online learning environment that supports students both intellectually and holistically.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Online Teaching: Where to Begin?

Supporting Student Well-being in an Online Learning Environment

Everyone plays an important role in supporting student mental health and wellbeing. In this session, we will share how student well-being services and resources are operating in the current online environment, with information on how to connect students to supports they may need during these challenging times. There will also be opportunity to connect with other members of the teaching and learning community and share ideas for embedding strategies that foster well-being in your online course design and delivery.


  • Jocelyn Micallef, Educational Developer, CTLT, Health Promotion & Education
  • Diana Jung, Health Promotion Specialist, Health Promotion & Education


Preventing and Responding to Sexualized Violence: Considerations for Digital Classrooms

In remote teaching and learning environments, there are practices we can extend from the classroom onto online spaces, and other new considerations that arise in online learning. In this session we will discuss creating and using effective content warnings in online courses, how to provide a remote, trauma-informed response to a disclosure of sexualized violence and practices for creating online spaces that are supportive of survivors (and less hospitable for harassment).


  • Lauren Casey, Indigenous Support Specialist & Educator, Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Office


Session Slides

Intersections of Decolonization, Allyship and Transformative Teaching and Learning

In this participatory and creative session, we will explore some of the ways that decolonization intersects with the mind, body, heart and spirit. We will also touch upon intricate and rich ways that decolonization can be activated across contexts and communities as well as some ways decolonization can transform the environments and practices of teaching and learning. We will also dialogically explore how life and community affirming philosophy-practices of locatedness, humility, sovereignty, creativity and love can support intellectual, socio-ecological and neuro-difference, diversity and divergence within the classroom. Small group discussions and large group sharing will be facilitated so that every person attending has the opportunity to bring forward some of their process, questions, and insights as well as engage with those of others in our shared community of learning. Poetry, video, meditation, and other modes of knowledge and inquiry will be energized in the service of deepening whole-person engagement and reflection.


Dr. Rajdeep S. Gill

Fabiola Nabil Naguib


The UBC Early Alert Program: Support for students to get back on track

This presentation is for faculty, staff and teaching assistants (TAs). Early Alert helps students who are facing academic or wellness difficulties before these difficulties become overwhelming. Faculty, staff and TAs can easily use the Early Alert system to connect UBC students with the support they need, when they need it. Join this session to learn how to access and use the EA system in the new online and modified learning environment.


Brian Barth, Manager, Student Support Services, Student Development & Services | VP Students Office


Session Slides

Session Recording

Cultivating Solidarity and Nurturing an Anti-racist Teaching Practice

2020 is an exceptionally challenging and wildly important time to be an educator, as our students grapple with traumatic images in the media, isolation from their regular social connections, and some big questions that arise as a result of current events.. Increasingly referred to as a “double pandemic,” the systemic racism resulting in George Floyd’s murder and the COVID-19 crisis have created circumstances that challenge us to reflect, unlearn, look inward, and imagine new ways to generate educational change. In this workshop, participants will be guided through reflection on their own roles as educators, and develop an introductory understanding of concepts such as anti-racism, “safe space”, privilege, allyship, and solidarity especially in the context of online teaching and learning. This workshop will also include the identification of harmful phrases and ideas that could lead to further marginalization of racialized students. Particular attention will be paid to helping educators navigate emotion, controversy, and difficult subjects in their classes, while contributing to solidarity efforts. This workshop is intended to be a learning space for UBC faculty members across all disciplines to reflect on their teaching practice, cultivate active solidarity, and to prepare for educating in a time of great change.


Kari Grain, Analyst, Experiential and Integrated Learning, CTLT

Emily Clare, Equity Facilitator EIO

Hanae Tsukada, Educational Strategist, CTLT


Session Recording