2019 First Year Educators’ Symposium: Fostering Success

Saturday, January 26, 2019

For faculty and staff who are passionate about and interested in teaching and student engagement in relation to the first-year experience (FYE) at UBC.

The Faculty Association is pleased to promote and support UBC’s second annual First Year Educators’ Symposium, a partnership between the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, Student Development and Services, and the Irving K Barber Learning Centre. We invite you to consider registering this year.

The 2019 First Year Educators’ Symposium will take place on January 26th, bringing together faculty who teach in the first year and staff who are leading student engagement initiatives for first year students.

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Irving K Barber Learning Centre, 4th Floor Golden Jubilee Room 400

Save the date and register early here to secure a spot. Stay tuned for future updates, including a schedule for the day.

Call for Proposals and Reviewers

To draw on the wealth of knowledge on the FYE across campus, the Symposium is organized under four broad themes (Theory ↔ Practice, Learning as Process, Inclusive Excellence, and Innovative Pedagogies) and two formats (10 min. Presentations or 20 min. Roundtable Discussions). Faculty and staff are invited to submit a program proposal at this time. All proposals will be subject to a peer review process. Proposals are due by November 30, 2018.

Karen Smith, Lecturer & BIOL 112 Coordinator/Course Lead, Dept of Microbiology & Immunology ([email protected])

Dr. Laila Ferreira, Lecturer, Arts Studies in Research and Writing ([email protected])

Co-Chairs, 2019 First Year Educators’ Symposium