Sessional Lecturers Info & Events

Welcome to the CFC Information and Events page. The UBCFA Contract Faculty Committee organizes a number of events throughout the academic year for sessional lecturers. In this section on our site, we hope to keep you updated on all of them. If you are a sessional lecturer, you’ll also receive email notices advising you of what’s coming up (and if you aren’t receiving our notices, please get in touch).

Community of Practice Sessions

See below for the preliminary schedule of 2017 – 2018 CoP sessions. Information should also be available on UBC’s CTLT site.

Fair Employment Week “MAKE IT FAIR” October 23 to 27, 2017:

Throughout this week we’ll celebrate and raise awareness of contract faculty on campus. A number of events are being planned and a calendar will be posted here when everything is finalized. In the meantime, check out this summary of Fair Employment Week 2016.

Pub Socials 2017 – 2018

We’re scheduling regular Pub Socials throughout the Academic Year for all sessional lecturers. Here’s this term’s schedule so far – check back regularly as times and locations are updated:

  • Friday, September 29, 4 pm to 6 pm, Gallery 2.0 in the NEST
  • Thursday, October 26, between 4 & 4:30 pm to about 6:30 pm, St. Regis Bar & Grill, 608 Dunsmuir Street (Part of Fair Employment Week)
  • Friday, November 17, 4 pm to 6 pm, Location TBD

Colloquium and Publications Display (Early 2018)

The Contract Faculty Committee plans to hold their very successful Colloquium and publication display in early 2018. A call for submissions will likely be made in December. 

Sessional Lecturer Travel Grant

Although not guaranteed every year, this grant is available to sessional lecturers who present papers at conferences within the calendar year. Applications are only accepted after a call has been made (usually in January) and MUST be submitted by February 28th in order to qualify (unless otherwise specified). Applications made after this date are not accepted. For more details, visit the Sessional Conference Fund web page on the UBC HR Site. 

2017 – 2018 Community of Practice Sessions:
2017-2018 Community of Practice Sessions
  • Monday, Sept. 18, “Campus Resources for Contract Faculty
    12 noon – 2 pm, IKBLC Rm. 2.22 A/B
    Presenters: Judy Chan (CTLT/Food and Nutritional Sciences) and Sarika Bose (English)
  • Monday, Oct. 23 “Learner Motivation: Learner Motivation: Expanding the Motivational Strategies Repertoire in Higher Education” (A Fair Employment Week Event)
    12 noon – 2 pm, IKBLC Rm. 2.22
    Presenter: Shahid Abrar-ul Hassan, (Education) Register Here
  • Monday, Dec. 4Contract Faculty Marking Party
    11 am – 4 pm, IKBLC Chilcotin Room 256
    Hosts: Judy Chan (CTLT/Food and Nutritional Sciences) and Sarika Bose (English)
  • Monday, Jan. 15 (Topic TBA)
    12 pm – 2 pm, IKBLC Chilcotin Room 256
  • Monday, Feb. 26Beyond Tests: Utilizing Authentic Assessment at University
    12 noon – 2 pm, IKBLC, Rm. 2.22
    Presenter: Shahid Abrar-ul Hassan (Education)
  • Monday, Mar. 26 (Topic TBA)
    12 noon – 2 pm, Rm. 2.22
  • Monday, Apr. 9Contract Faculty Marking Party
    11 am – 4 pm, IKBLC Chilcotin Room 256
    Hosts: Judy Chan (CTLT/Food and Nutritional Sciences) and Sarika Bose (English)
Reference Material for Contract Faculty
Links to journals, websites and materials of interest to Contract Faculty