Week of July 19, 2023

Teaching & Learning News

Week of July 19, 2023

Central & Faculty Updates

Call for Proposals for Emerging Media Lab Projects

Faculty members at UBC Vancouver are invited to submit a proposal to work with the Emerging Media Lab to incorporate technologies (e.g., virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, etc.) into teaching, learning, or research projects. Apply by July 31.

TA Training Program Coordinators

The Faculty of Forestry is looking for 2 motivated graduate students to improve TA orientation and safety training.
These positions are paid and flexible, spanning from August 2023 to June 2024.


The job advert details the two positions:
(1) TA Training Program Coordinator, Field Courses and Safety
(2) TA Training Program Coordinator, Indigenous Engagement

Please share this with any strong candidates you would like to recommend.
Applications can be sent directly to
michelle.zeng@ubc.ca by July 31, 2023.

UG Labs

Trimble Technology Lab Resource Guide

This guide offers a wealth of resources to support the teaching of practical applications in forestry. It includes a range of software tools for geospatial data processing, and features hardware solutions, such as integrated smartphone data collectors and mixed reality viewers.


To use the software, please email
forestry.licensing@ubc.ca. To access the hardware, reach out to Haitao Li at ht.li@ubc.ca. For teaching support and consultation, contact forestry.tls@ubc.ca.

PostgreSQL Geodatabase for ArcGIS

A PostgreSQL Geodatabase for ArcGIS Pro files was developed by Dr. Paul Pickell to store and manage geographic information.

Feel free to contact Dr. Pickell if you are interested.

Professional Development Events

To welcome all new faculty members, including those new to teaching or new to UBC, CTLT is currently offering a variety of programs and events to help streamline the onboarding process.

New Faculty Teaching Orientation

Time: Aug 17 (10 am — 12:30pm) | Online & In-person
This orientation is designed to welcome and support new instructors as they navigate their roles and responsibilities at the institution. Register here.

Teaching Development Program for New Faculty

Time: Aug 2023 — April 2024 | Online & In-person
This cohort program supports faculty members across UBC campuses in their professional growth as educators.
Apply by Aug 18.

Find out more about the program at the online information session:
July 6 (12:15-12:45 pm) | Online.

Workshops & Events

Forestry Teaching & Learning Drop-in Sessions

Time: Fridays (11 am – 12 pm) | Online
We host weekly drop-in session to answer teaching related questions. Instructors and TAs are welcome to join the
Zoom meeting.

UBC CTLT Workshop: ChatGPT and Generative AI Prompt-a-thon

Time: July 31 (11:30 am – 2:00 pm) | Online
This session invites faculty, students, and staff to engage in interactive learning about effective prompting in education with generative AI.
Register here.

UBC CTLT Workshop: Journey into Course Design

Time: Aug 2 & 4 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) | In-person
This is a two-part in-person workshop, though you can attend only one day. It will introduce 3 stages of course design: reflecting on situational factors, writing learning outcomes and exploring assessment options, and instructional strategies to support learners.
Register by July 28, 2023.

Additional Links

Have news to share or questions to ask?

Contact us at forestry.tls@ubc.ca