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Lunch & Learn Series: MS Teams with Edmund Seow and Wayne Tamagi

This session will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021 at noon. Edmund Seow and Wayne Tamagi of LFS Learning Centre will be our presenters this week. MS Teams enables users across the University to connect via instant messaging, video conferencing, online meetings, and simultaneously work on files in real-time together. In this session, Edmund […]

August 25, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: Navigating the AV sea with Duncan McHugh

This session will be held on Friday, August 20 at noon. Duncan McHugh of LFS Learning Centre will be our presenter this week. For those coming back to campus to teach in-person this September, there are many considerations with regards to the audio-visual technology you’ll use. This lunch-and-learn will help demystify that tech, and inform […]

August 17, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: Ensuring exams are effective tools for learning and assessment by Candice Rideout and Gregory Paradis

This session will be held on Friday, August 13, 2021 at noon. Candice Rideout (Associate Prof. of Teaching, LFS) and Gregory Paradis (Assistant Prof., Forest Resources Management, Forestry) will be our guest presenters this week. The recent period of remote teaching has posed many pedagogical challenges, including how (or if) we should administer midterms and […]

August 10, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: OnTask – a tool to provide personalized feedback to increase student engagement & motivation with Sandra Brown

This session will be held on Friday, August 6, 2021 at noon. Sandra Brown (Asst. Professor of Teaching, LFS) will be our guest presenter for this week. With increasing class size and student diversity, providing personalized feedback to students can be a challenge. Yet we know from nudge theory that if we provide our students […]

August 3, 2021

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Students’ Reflections on Remote Learning

By Adrian Granchelli & Gabriel Smith, The Learning Centre, Faculty of Land and Food Systems  METHODS The Learning Centre conducted student focus group sessions in June of 2021.  At this point, students have completed an entire year of online and distanced education.   Students were contacted through the LFS Student Services Email list and incentivized to […]

July 28, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: Basic video editing with Camtasia by Duncan McHugh

This session will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021 at noon. Although Camtasia is billed as a screen recorder, it is also useful as a basic video editing program. Need to record a lecture or a presentation? Want to trim or remove a section from a Zoom video? Want to integrate simple graphics or […]

July 7, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: September Prep Roundtable by Gabriel Smith and Duncan McHugh

This session will be held on Friday, July 2, 2021 at noon. This Friday, we’re skipping the formal presentation in favour of a drop-in session. Stop by with a question or join in a discussion about what you’re doing to prepare for September and the fall term. We’ll chat about some of the options available for lecture capture […]

June 30, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: Presenting current Indigenous Student Initiatives as they relate to LFS and Beyond with Joel Liman

This session will be held on Friday, June 25, 2021 at noon. Joel Liman of LFS Student Services will be our guest presenter for this week. This presentation will review some of the current statistics, campus policies, and initiatives at UBC at relating to Indigenous student recruitment and retention. There will be a lot of […]

June 23, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: Creating Interactive Content with Adrian Granchelli and Ian Linkletter

This session will be held on Friday, June 18, 2021 at noon. Adrian Granchelli of LFS Learning Centre and Ian Linkletter of Educational Technology Support (Faculty of Education) will be our presenters for this week. Interactive content can be very engaging for students and can allow for better understanding of content. In this session we […]

June 17, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: Instructor perspectives on teaching a large online introductory science course during the COVID-19 pandemic with Sandra Brown and Maja Krzic

This session will be held on Friday, June 11, 2021 at noon. Sandra Brown and Maja Krzic will discuss their experience transitioning a large on-campus introductory soil science course into the online setting. This includes the consolidation of existing course material, developing a weekly structure which aligns content and assessment with learning outcomes, combining synchronous […]

June 10, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: Cultivating Creativity in STEM Classrooms with Lindsay Cuff

This session will be held on Friday, May 28 at noon. Lindsay Cuff (LFS/Forestry Assistant Professor of Teaching) will be our guest presenter for this week. This session will focus on the importance of integrating and nurturing creativity in STEM courses. Participants will learn practical techniques to encourage creative thinking and engagement, both online and […]

May 25, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: Productivity Tools by Sahil Sahibole

This session will be held on Friday, May 21 at noon. Sahil Sahibole of LFS Learning Centre will be our presenter this week. Productivity tools are tools that help you be more productive in your workplace by optimizing the processes around your tasks. There are many tools out there that can help you with your […]

May 21, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: What to expect from Peer Review of Teaching – a discussion with the LFS PRT Committee

This session will be held on Friday, May 14 at noon. Our intended audience is the new(ish) faculty member, who has yet to go through Peer Review of Teaching (PRT) and wants to know what this is for and what to expect. Dan Weary and others from the PRT Committee will share their views on […]

May 11, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: Engaging in Thoughtful Reflection on Student Evaluations of Teaching to Improve Course Design and Teaching Practice with Candice Rideout

This session will be held on Friday, May 7, at noon The feedback students provide on end-of-term Student Evaluations of Teaching (SEoT) surveys can be tremendously valuable – but reading (and interpreting) SEoT reports can be hard. In this session, we will briefly review some of the literature regarding SEoT surveys (including some potential sources […]

May 5, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: What is Hybrid? with Gabriel Smith

This session will be held on Friday, April 30 at noon. This week’s Lunch & Learn will be on the topic of hybrid learning. The session will be led by LFS Learning Centre’s Gabriel Smith. Topics that will be discussed are: What does “hybrid” mean to instructors? What does “hybrid” mean to students? How can instructors […]

April 28, 2021