LFS Learning Centre Speaker Series

LFS Learning Centre Speaker Series

The LFS Learning Centre Speaker Series is a bi-weekly workshop series where members of the LFS community can present and discuss various topics related to teaching and learning, such as best practices, remote teaching, learning technologies, digital media, course design, student support initiatives, JEDI (justice, equity, diversity and inclusion) initiatives, and topics in decolonization. The workshops will be conducted on every other Friday at 12pm. A list of upcoming and previous workshops in the series can be found below.

(To access the recordings, please contact it@landfood.ubc.ca. Once enrolled in our CLAS site, you can use the above link to access past recordings.)

Upcoming Sessions:

Nov 10, 2023


Gabriel Smith
Brandon Oh

Dec 8, 2023


Jared Taylor
Zhaoming Xu

Jan 12, 2024

Universal Design
for Learning

Patricia Hingston
Duncan McHugh

Feb 9, 2024


Learning Centre

Lunch & Learn Resources by category:

Past Sessions by date:

June 24, 2023: Four Mountains Part 2

June 10, 2023: University-Industry Liaison Office

May 26, 2023: UBC Sustainability Hub

May 19, 2023: Students as Partners (SaP) Fund

May 12, 2023: SoilWeb

May 5, 2023: Four Mountains Part 1

April 28, 2023: VP Research & Innovation Office

April 21, 2023: JEDI Session

April 14, 2023: Advanced Research Computing

March 31, 2023: Artificial Intelligence

March 24, 2023: Centre for Scholarly Writing and Communication

March 17, 2023: JEDI Session

March 10, 2023: Canvas "Secrets"

March 3, 2023: Two-Spirit People

February 24, 2023: Tour of New Classroom: MCML 166

February 17, 2023: Food experiences of transgender and gender diverse individuals

February 10, 2023: Multi-access learning as a means of enhancing student learning, engagement, and sense of course community

February 3, 2023: Decolonization Session: Indigenous Land-Based Pedagogies

January 27, 2023: ChatGPT

January 20, 2023: Unsettling Approaches to Food Security with Will Valley

January 13, 2023: An Overview of Copyright Law and User Rights

August 25, 2022: Making (and making the most of) media for courses with Duncan McHugh

August 19, 2022: JEDI Session: Weaving Relations Course with Dana-Lyn Mackenzie

August 12, 2022: Open Drop-in Clinic LFS Teaching and Learning Media Templates

August 5, 2022: Open Drop-in Clinic for WordPress CMS and other tech issues

July 29, 2022: Open Drop-In Clinic for course prep

July 22, 2022: JEDI Session: The Beach Cartography – Exploring the different stages of EDI work with Will Valley

July 15, 2022: Office Hour on Course Design and Course Setup for Fall

July 8, 2022: Jamovi Statistics Software with Brandon Oh

June 17, 2022: JEDI Session: Stories and their Roles in teaching through an EDII framework with Duff Roberts

June 3, 2022: What I Wish Educators Knew Before Class Started: Re-examining Academic Experiences Through Student-led Seminars with Shirley Ting

May 27, 2022: Open Drop-In Support Session

May 20, 2022: JEDI Session on “Ways White Bias Can Misdirect Food System Work” with Will Valley

May 13, 2022: Discussion on how to read Student Experience of Instruction

May 6, 2022: Open Drop-in Support Session

December 24, 2021: The Last Lunch & Learn of 2021

December 17, 2021: How to Deliver Remote Team Building with Adrian Granchelli and Duncan McHugh

December 10, 2021: Final Exams with Gabriel Smith

November 26, 2021: The Story of the Open Textbook on Canadian Soils with Maja Krzic

November 19, 2021: Online social activities to generate a sense of community and connection with Fernanda Tomaselli

November 12, 2021: Drop-in Office Hours with The Learning Centre Team

October 29, 2021: Brainstorm Session with the Learning Centre Team

October 22, 2021: TLEF, OER, ISI, SaP! Teaching and Learning Funding Opportunities with Ashley Welsh

October 15, 2021: Mid-Course Feedback with Adrian Granchelli

October 8, 2021: Microsoft OneDrive with the LFS Learning Centre team

September 24, 2021: Teaching in a Blended Classroom with Jerzy Zawistowski

September 17, 2021: Rich Media Assignments with Adrian Granchelli and Duncan McHugh

September 10, 2021: Contingency Planning for Course Delivery with Adrian Granchelli

September 3, 2021: Perfecting Your Course Syllabus with Gabriel Smith

August 27, 2021: MS Teams with Edmund Seow and Wayne Tamagi

August 20, 2021: Navigating the AV sea with Duncan McHugh

August 13, 2021: Ensuring exams are effective tools for learning and assessment with Candice Rideout and Gregory Paradis

August 6, 2021: OnTask – a tool to provide personalized feedback to increase student engagement & motivation by Sandra Brown

July 30, 2021: Student reflections on the year of remote learning by Adrian Granchelli

July 23, 2021: The LFS Canvas Template with Adrian Granchelli

July 16, 2021: Online Surveys with Gabriel Smith

July 9, 2021: Basic Video Editing with Camtasia with Duncan McHugh

July 2, 2021: September Prep Roundtable with Gabriel Smith and Duncan McHugh

June 25, 2021: Presenting current Indigenous Student Initiatives as they relate to LFS and Beyond with Joel Liman

June 18, 2021: Creating Interactive Content with Adrian Granchelli and Ian Linkletter

June 11, 2021: Instructor perspectives on teaching a large online introductory science course during the COVID-19 pandemic with Sandra Brown and Maja Krzic

May 28th 2021: Cultivating Creativity in STEM Classrooms with Lindsay Cuff

May 21, 2021: Productivity Tools with Sahil Sahibole

May 14, 2021: What to expect from Peer Review of Teaching – a discussion with the LFS PRT Committee

May 7, 2021: Engaging in Thoughtful Reflection on Student Evaluations of Teaching to Improve Course Design and Teaching Practice with Candice Rideout

April 30, 2021: What is Hybrid? with Gabriel Smith

April 23, 2021: Videomaking with Smartphones with Duncan McHugh

April 16, 2021: Beyond Zoom: Experimenting with Synchronous Platforms with Adrian Granchelli and Duncan McHugh

April 9, 2021: The Three S’s: Students + Skills (and a bit of passion for spice) = Success with Nina von Keyserlingk

March 26, 2021: Peer-Review Tools with Prabhjot Nagra

March 19, 2021: Online Exams - One Year Later with Juno Kim

March 12, 2021: EDI, Affect and STEM Classrooms with Will Valley

March 5, 2021: Early Alert Support for Students with Brian Barth

February 26, 2021: Engaging and supporting all students in large and distributed classes with Simon Bates

February 19, 2021: Developing an Equity Competency in Sustainable Food Systems Education: Exploring a New Model and Sharing Teaching Activities with Will Valley

February 12, 2021: Easy ways to Improve Student Engagement with Universal Design for Learning with Adrian Granchelli and Duncan McHugh

February 5, 2021: Planning your Midterms

January 29, 2021: Two-Stage Examinations with Adrian Granchelli

January 22, 2021: Lectures, Assessments, and Community with Adrian Granchelli

January 15, 2021: How to Manage Groups in Canvas with Gabriel Smith

January 8, 2021: An Overview of Copyright Law and User Rights with Stephanie Savage (IKB Learning Centre)

December 18, 2020: Collaborative Learning Annotation System (CLAS)

December 11, 2020: Flexible Assessments with Candice Rideout

December 4, 2020: Canvas Mastery Paths with Adrian Granchelli and Patricia Hingston

November 27, 2020: Reviewing your Remote Work Setup with Duncan McHugh

November 20, 2020: Just Food Educational Resources with Meryn Corkery and Rachel Cheang

November 13, 2020: Online Learning Experiences with Ronaldo Cerri

November 6, 2020: Student Course Time Estimator Tool with Michelle Lamberson and Daulton Baird

October 30, 2020: Taking your Course Online with Adrian Granchelli

October 23, 2020: Online Final Exams with Gabriel Smith

October 16, 2020: Zooming Out – Planning a Virtual Fieldtrip with the Duncan McHugh

October 9, 2020: Student Support & Input – Effectively Structuring Office Hours and Mid-Course Feedback with Patricia Hingston and the Learning Centre team

October 2, 2020: Zoom Pro-Tips 2: Polls on Zoom with Gabriel Smith

September 25, 2020: Zoom Pro-Tips with the Learning Centre Team

September 18, 2020: The LFS Canvas Template with Adrian Granchelli

September 11, 2020: Collaborative Student Projects in a Remote Era with Adrian Granchelli

September 4, 2020: LFS Student and Instructor Perceptions of Engagement After the Rapid Online Transition of Teaching with Kristen Walker and Katie Koralesky

August 28, 2020: Showing up to the First Day of Class with the Learning Centre Team

August 21, 2020: Canvas Rubrics with Gabriel Smith

August 14, 2020: Make better surveys using Qualtrics with Gabriel Smith

August 7, 2020: Facilitating Discussions with Adrian Granchelli

July 31, 2020: Asynchronous v/s Synchronous Teaching: Pros and Cons by Gabriel Smith

July 24, 2020: Universal Design for Learning by Judy Chan

July 17, 2020: Audio and Podcasting by Duncan McHugh

July 10, 2020: Overview of Tools used with Canvas by Gabriel Smith

July 3, 2020: Introduction to Online Teaching by Gabriel Smith

June 26, 2020: Canvas Quizzes by Gabriel Smith

June 19, 2020: Zoom Breakout Rooms by Cyprien Lomas

June 12, 2020: Exploring Zoom Webinar by Cyprien Lomas

May 22, 2020: Zoom Best Practices by Cyprien Lomas

May 15, 2020: Videomaking with Smartphone by Duncan McHugh

May 1, 2020: Online Interactions by Gabriel Smith