Let’s Celebrate Learning!

5th Annual  Celebrate Learning Week October 27–November 4 2012

Celebrate Learning Week is a showcase to celebrate teaching and learning opportunities at UBC. Now in its fifth year, the October 27–November 4 celebration highlights and also honours the work of faculty, students and staff to create exceptional learning environments at UBC’s Vancouver campus. 

The week-long showcase includes open lectures, informational sessions, student advising activities, poster sessions, workshops and more. Many of the events are free and open to UBC faculty, staff, students and the community. Below are five events that will be taking place during Celebrate Learning Week. For more information and a complete list of all the events, visit www.celebratelearning.ubc.ca. You can also follow the events on Twitter @CelebrateLearn.

Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Showcase

October 29
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre,
4th floor, Golden Jubilee Room, 1961 East Mall

The Teaching & Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Showcase highlights successful projects that enrich and improve student learning. There will be a kick-off presentation and Q&A featuring the successful strategies of various TLEF projects. There will also be a week-long poster display in the Learning Centre’s main floor atrium.

Open UBC

October 31–November 1
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 3rd floor,
Lillooet Room 301, 1961 East Mall

UBC is once again participating in the International Open Access Week event, where the research and academic community worldwide come together to share and learn about open access, open education and other connected global open scholarship initiatives that are taking place locally and across the world. UBC’s own event—Open UBC, formerly Open Access Week—includes discussion forums, lectures, seminars, workshops and symposia on topical and timely issues from every discipline. All sessions are FREE and open to students, faculty, staff, schools and the general public. For a schedule of events see: http://scholcomm.ubc.ca/openubc

First Nations House of Learning

Cross-Cultural Understanding Series
October 29–November 2
First Nations House of Learning
Longhouse, 1985 West Mall 

Building on last year’s Dialogue on the Indian Residential School System, a series of events will be held at the First Nations Longhouse to provide the university community a chance to learn more about this history, promote dialogue and plan future initiatives.

The series will bring together a diverse range of participants and presenters to foster cross-cultural learning. Events will include a presentation by representatives from the Musqueam Indian Band on whose ancestral and unceded land the University sits, interactive sessions with community organizations, film screenings, a lecture on Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Aboriginal Human Rights by Robert Watts and more.

Tedx Terry Talks

November 3
Life Sciences Institute, 2350 Health Sciences Mall

The 5th Annual Tedx Terry Talks has been a venue where UBC’s most fascinating students share their ideas and visions for UBC and the world. This annual conference draws students, alumni, faculty and staff for a day of idea sharing.

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