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Lunch & Learn Series: Videomaking with Smartphones with Duncan McHugh

This session will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021 at noon. There’s a saying that the best camera is the one you have with you. These days, most of us have access to smartphones and tablets capable of creating high quality videos. This workshop will look out how to get the most out of these […]

April 20, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: Beyond Zoom – Experimenting with Synchronous Platforms with Adrian Granchelli and Duncan McHugh

This session will be held on Friday, April 16 at noon After a year of online synchronous sessions, some of you may be ready to mix things up and—good news!—there are so many technologies available to make this happen. We’re going to explore a couple of ways of spicing up your Zoom presentations and show […]

April 14, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: The Three S’s: Students + Skills (and a bit of passion for spice) = Success with Nina von Keyserlingk

This session will be held on Friday, April 9, at noon In this session of Lunch & Learn, Professor Nina von Keyserlingk of LFS will lead a discussion on her approach to facilitating learning in the courses that she teaches in Applied Animal Biology. Her conversations will include anecdotes from her numerous conversations with her sister, Gesa […]

April 7, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: Peer Review Tools with Prabhjot Nagra

This session will be held on Friday, March 26th, 2021 at noon. Our topic for this week will be on ‘peer review’ for online learning, presented by Prabhjot Nagra of the LFS Learning Centre. Peer evaluation also known as peer review is a type of assessment activity where students are asked to provide feedback on, […]

March 23, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: Online Exams – One Year Later with Juno Kim

This session will be held on Friday, March 19th, 2021 at noon. With another season of online exams around the corner, we are fortunate now to have had some experience with novel formats of exam delivery. In this Lunch & Learn Session, the Learning Centre will discuss our experiences in the past year, with an […]

March 12, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: EDI, Affect, and STEM Classrooms with Will Valley

This session will be held on Friday, March 12th, 2021 at noon. Classrooms are affective spaces and our disciplines have affective cultures; STEM-related fields are no exception. Students expect to have very different emotional experiences in women’s studies than they do in courses related to soils, nutrition, or animal biology. When bringing in Equality, Diversity, […]

March 8, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: Early Alert Support For Students with Brian Barth

This session will be held on Friday, March 5th, 2021 at noon.  Continuing on our topic on student support from last week, Brian Barth, Manager, Student Support Services from the VP Students Office will be presenting this week on Supporting Students, and using Early Alert (EA). The Early Alert Program allows student advising, faculty and support staff to clearly […]

March 3, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: Engaging and supporting all students in large and distributed classes with Simon Bates

This session will be held on Friday, February 26th, 2021 at noon. When students transition to studying at university, they often find themselves in classes that are 10x larger than those they have known in high school. Even pre-COVID, engaging all students in such a large class – ensuring they feel supported and that someone […]

February 19, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: Developing an Equity Competency in Sustainable Food Systems Education: Exploring a New Model and Sharing Teaching Activities with Will Valley

This session will be held on Friday, February 19th, 2021 at noon. Addressing social inequities has been recognized as foundational to transforming food systems. Activists and scholars have critiqued food movements as lacking an orientation towards addressing issues of social justice. To address issues of inequity, sustainable food systems education (SFSE) programs will have to […]

February 10, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: Easy ways to Improve Student Engagement with Universal Design for Learning with Adrian Granchelli and Duncan McHugh

This session will be held on Friday, February 12, 2021 at noon. Univeral Design for Learning is an approach to give students mutiple means for engagement, representation, action, and expression. Encapsulating such a diverse range within your course will help students interact however they feel compelled to. There are easy ways to start adding diversity […]

February 9, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: Planning your Midterms with Gabriel Smith

This session will be held on Friday, February 5, 2020 at noon. Are you ready for midterms? Are you wondering what settings or software you should be using for your midterms? The topic of this Friday’s Lunch & Learn will be Planning your Midterms. We will discuss instructors’ plans and recommendations for the following: Canvas quiz […]

February 3, 2021

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LFS ‘Loan a Laptop’ Program

The UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems presents the ‘Loan a Laptop’ Program for LFS students, faculty and staff members. This program is brought to you by the TLEF block funding and administered by the LFS Learning Centre.  This program is set up to ensure accessibility to laptop equipment for learning and teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic.    Apps installed on laptop:  MS Office 2019 (Word, […]

February 2, 2021

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Lunch and Learn Series: Two-Stage Exams with Adrian Granchelli

This session will be held on Friday, January 29 at noon. “In a two-stage exam, students first complete and turn in the exam individually and then, working in small groups, answer the exam questions again. During the group part students receive immediate, targeted feedback on their solutions from their fellow students and see alternative approaches […]

January 28, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: Lectures, Assessments, and Community with Adrian Granchelli

This session was held on Friday, January 22 at noon. In this session we will reflect, share, and learn from each other about the past term.  We want to hear your personal experiences from teaching on the topics of lectures, assessments, and community.  We will also be sharing what students think about these topics – gathered […]

January 20, 2021

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Lunch & Learn Series: How to Manage Groups in Canvas with Gabriel Smith

This session was held on Friday, January 15th at noon. Group work can be rewarding for students but daunting to set up. In this session, Gabriel Smith of LFS Learning Centre will cover the basics for group setup in Canvas and go over the following points: Overview of Groups in Canvas Overview of Breakouts in […]

January 11, 2021