Inclusive Teaching – What is it and Why does it Matter?


Gillian Gerhard, Jaclyn Steward, Kele Fleming


This is a two-part session for anyone who teaches in Forestry at UBC looking for an introduction to inclusive teaching practices. Part 1 (13:00 – 14:00) will introduce the literature underpinning inclusive teaching and discuss why inclusive practices in the classroom are important. We will also explore diversity at UBC, including who lives and studies here. Part 2 (14:00 – 15:00) will extend the learning from Part 1, giving you the opportunity to learn, discuss, and share inclusive teaching practices. If you only have an hour, please join us for Part 1. If you would like to also discuss some concrete strategies for making your course more inclusive, please come for the full 2-hours. (Please note: Since this is an introductory workshop, we don’t recommend attending Part 2 only.)

In this workshop, you will:

  • Define diversity, equity and inclusion in UBC’s context. (Part 1)
  • Be introduced to the literature underpinning inclusive teaching and why it’s important. (Part 1)
  • Explore diversity at UBC and who works and studies here. (Part 1)
  • Have an opportunity to reciprocally learn, discuss and share inclusive teaching practices, including considerations for the online environment. (Part 2)

Where: Zoom

Recap: View the video-recording HERE.