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Lunch & Learn Series: Microsoft OneDrive with LFS Learning Centre team

This session will be held on Friday, October 8, 2021 at noon. The discussion will be led by Edmund Seow and Wayne Tamagi from the LFS Learning Centre. OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud-based personal document management solution. It’s one of many components of Microsoft’s Office 365 platform which also includes online applications such as Outlook, Excel, […]

October 5, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: Teaching in a Blended Classroom with Jerzy Zawistowski

This session will be held on Friday, September 24 at noon. Dr. Jerzy Zawistowski (Academic Director, Master of Food Science Program) will be our guest presenter this week. Despite the shift back to in-person teaching, some students have been unable to attend class, and as such, instructors have recorded or streamed their lectures. Teaching to both […]

September 23, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: Rich Media Assignments with Adrian Granchelli and Duncan McHugh

This session will be held on Friday, September 17 at noon. Adrian Granchelli and Duncan McHugh of the LFS Learning Centre will be leading this discussion. Have you fully explored the breadth of what students are capable of? There are innumerable options for what students can create in order to demonstrate their learning. From videos […]

September 16, 2021

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Contingency Planning for Course Delivery with Adrian Granchelli

This session will be held on September 10, 2021 at noon. Adrian Granchelli of LFS Learning Centre will lead the session this week. “If plan A doesn’t work, just remember there are 25 more letters.” This school year is filled with uncertainties, and we may need to shift our teaching strategies overnight. Learn about methods […]

September 7, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: Perfecting your Course Syllabus with Gabriel Smith

This session will be held on Friday, September 3 at noon. Gabriel Smith of LFS Learning Centre will be leading this session. Are you working on your course syllabus right now? In this week’s Lunch & Learn, join the LFS Learning Centre for a discussion on syllabi, including the following topics: Design best practices UBC […]

August 31, 2021

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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