LFS Teaching Symposium 2024

This year’s LFS Teaching Symposium will be held on Friday, June 7th, 2024 from 9:45am to 1pm.

This year’s theme is Creative Teaching Practices and we have five speakers presenting interesting activities that they use in their own courses.

Please RSVP here: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3vNsmUPuruzB1dQ

Location: MCML 166


9:45amCoffee and Opening Statements
10:10amSession 1: An introduction to wine evaluation: Calibrating the sensesJay Martiniuk
Lecturer, Food, Nutrition and Health
We use multiple senses to evaluate wine. In this session, Jay will give a preview of sensory exercises he uses in Introduction to Wine Science 1 to differentiate and calibrate students’ senses prior to evaluating wine.
10:30amSession 2: Using debate as a pedagogical tool in the classroomGail Hammond
Associate Professor of Teaching, Food, Nutrition and Health
In this session, Gail will discuss why using debate is beneficial to student academic and personal growth, the process she has used in her classes, and the impact/outcomes on students.
10:50amSession 3: Digital accessibility is for everyone: Teaching and learning approaches to accessible designJuli Carrillo
Associate Professor, Applied Biology
In this session, Julie will provide an introduction to accessibility in digital course materials and assignments. Attendees are invited to bring course materials (e.g. an image from a syllabus, a slide from a lecture, or course assignment) to workshop accessibility in design, learning outcomes, and assessments.
11:20amSession 4: Indigenous Conceptions of Being WellTabitha Robin
Assistant Professor, Applied Biology
Indigenous conceptions of being well extend beyond notions of physical health and towards being in good relation with the land. This session will introduce the Cree concept of mino pimatisiwin, or the good life. Participants will create a map of their own practices of being well.
11:40amSession 5: Community SimulationsSasha Protopopova
Assistant Professor, Applied Biology
In this session, Sasha will discuss how she uses community simulations to teach interdisciplinary topics, such as constructing an animal shelter to deal with societal challenges.
12:00pmLunch and Breakout Groups
12:30pmGroup Reports and Closing Statements

Questions? Please reach out to Gabriel (g.smith@ubc.ca) and Duncan (duncan.mchugh@ubc.ca) at the LFS Learning Centre.