LFS Learning Centre Speaker Series

LFS Learning Centre Speaker Series

The LFS Learning Centre Speaker Series is a monthly workshop series where members of the LFS community can present and discuss various topics related to teaching, research and technology. Sessions are scheduled every second Friday of the month 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

June 7, 2024

LFS Teaching

LFS Instructors

September 13, 2024



October 11, 2024



November 8, 2024



Past Sessions

May 10, 2024: The Flexible Assessment Canvas app: Current release and future directions with Gabriel Smith

April 12, 2024: Designing Flexible Hybrid Writing Instruction in LFS and Forestry from the Ground Up with Lindsay Cuff and project team

March 8, 2024: The Simple Secret to Creating a More Inclusive and Equitable Classroom with Christine Goedhart

February 9, 2024: The Beaty of Open Data Repositories: The Quirky Case of Land & Food Systems with Eugene Barsky and Dan Weary

January 12, 2024: Improving Course Design with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with Patricia Hingston

December 8, 2023: Resolving academic misconduct cases using the Diversionary Process with Jared Taylor and Zhaoming Xu

November 10, 2023: Setting up your Online Surveys for success using Qualtrics with Gabriel Smith and Brandon Oh

October 13, 2023: Alternative Grading Methods with Firas Moosvi

September 22, 2023: Land Acknowledgments with Dana-Lyn Mackenzie

September 8, 2023: Centre for Accessibility with Sarah Lani Jo

June 24, 2023: Four Mountains Part 2 with Will Valley

June 10, 2023: University-Industry Liaison Office with Austin Lee

May 26, 2023: UBC Sustainability Hub with Tara Ivanochko and Oliver Lane

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

May 12, 2023: SoilWeb with Maja Krzic

May 5, 2023: Four Mountains Part 1 with Will Valley

April 28, 2023: VP Research & Innovation Office with Greg Martyn

April 21, 2023: JEDI Session with Will Valley

April 14, 2023: Advanced Research Computing with Ken Bigelow

March 31, 2023: Artificial Intelligence with William Kang

March 24, 2023: Centre for Scholarly Writing and Communication with Patty Kelly

March 17, 2023: JEDI Session with Will Valley

March 10, 2023: Canvas "Secrets" with Gabriel Smith

March 3, 2023: Two-Spirit People with Coraline Thomas

February 24, 2023: Tour of New Classroom: MCML 166 with Jodi Scott and Steven Lee

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

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

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

January 27, 2023: ChatGPT with Gabriel Smith

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

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

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

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 Edmund Seow and Wayne Tamagi

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 with Sandra Brown

July 30, 2021: Student reflections on the year of remote learning with 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

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 with Gabriel Smith

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

December 18, 2020: Collaborative Learning Annotation System (CLAS) with Jennifer Klenz and Duffy Roberts

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 Adrian Granchelli

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 with Gabriel Smith

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

July 17, 2020: Audio and Podcasting with Duncan McHugh

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

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

June 26, 2020: Canvas Quizzes with Gabriel Smith

June 19, 2020: Zoom Breakout Rooms with Cyprien Lomas

June 12, 2020: Exploring Zoom Webinar with Cyprien Lomas

May 22, 2020: Zoom Best Practices with Cyprien Lomas

May 15, 2020: Videomaking with Smartphone with Duncan McHugh

May 1, 2020: Online Interactions with Gabriel Smith

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