For information about the 2011 UBC hosted Universitas 21 Teaching and Learning Network event, click here.
Resources for the scholarship of teaching and learning come in a wide-variety forms and formats. Feel free to browse through the resources mentioned below or find out more about the history of ISoTL.
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Research Information Links
Agencies, Foundations and Universities
- Major Canadian Federal Granting Agencies
- Foundations and Other Agencies
- Canadian Universities Research Information
- UBC Home
- Vice-President Research Office
- VPRO Grant Information Site
- University-Industry Liaison Office
- Office of Financial Services
- Research & Trust Accounting
- Faculty of Graduate Studies
- Awards and Financial Aid
- Department of Medicine - Research Site
- Departmental websites
- Search UBC web site
Societies & Conferences
UBC Learning Conference
Since 2001, TAG (now the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology) has hosted an annual Learning Conference on an aspect of learning and teaching. It is open to colleagues from UBC and beyond.
You can find out more information about the 2010 Learning Conference here: http://celebratelearning.ubc.ca/2010/09/learning-conference/
External Societies & Conferences
- International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL)
This society serves faculty members, staff, and students who care about teaching and learning as serious intellectual work. The goal of the Society is to foster inquiry and disseminate findings about what improves and articulates post-secondary learning and teaching. It meets annually, alternating between the United States and another country.
- International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE)
IARSLCE’s mission is to promote the development and dissemination of research on service-learning and community engagement internationally and across all levels of the education system.
- Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE)
STLHE is a national association of academics interested in the improvement of teaching and learning in higher education. Its members comprise faculty and teaching and learning professionals from institutions of post-secondary education across Canada and beyond. Founded in 1981, the bilingual STLHE is home to the Council of 3M National Teaching Fellows and the Educational Developers Caucus. It hosts an annual conference that is attended by about 500 people, and that features sessions that are often quite active and engaging, facilitated by people at various stages in their teaching careers.
- Educational Developers Caucus (EDC)
This community of practice works within the aims and structure of the STLHE to facilitate the advancement and evolution of educational development as a field of practice and scholarship. It does so through a listserv that anyone can join, an annual conference, online resources and special professional development opportunities open to members. This includes an annual grants program to support educational development research and development. The EDC conference is unique in ensuring, through its Call for Proposals, that sessions do what they say and say what they will do, and that, through its peer review process, have already been polished before the conference has even started.
- Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD)
POD fosters human development in higher education through faculty, instructional, and organizational development. POD sponsors an annual conference
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.
- International Alliance of Teacher Scholars (IATS)
Through publications and conferences, IATS provides a scholarly forum for faculty and administrators to discuss all areas affecting college/university teaching and learning, and gives them the opportunity to share proven, innovative pedagogies and thoughtful insights about teaching.
- International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED)
ICED was established to promote educational or academic development in higher education world-wide. ICED is a network whose members are themselves national organisations or networks concerned with promoting good practice in higher education. The ICED Council is formed by Presidents, or their representatives, of a country's academic staff development network(s). ICED holds a conference every two years.
- Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE)
The CSSHE’s purpose is to advance knowledge of postsecondary education through the dissemination through publication and learned meetings. This society hosts an annual conference, publishes the Canadian Journal of Higher Education and The Professional File, a newsletter that describes and analyzes current issues in higher education policy and practice.
- Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (CF)
Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and chartered in 1906 by an Act of Congress, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an independent policy and research center. Its current mission is to support needed transformations in American education through tighter connections between teaching practice, evidence of student learning, the communication and use of this evidence, and structured opportunities to build knowledge.
- McGraw-Hill Ryerson Teaching, Learning and Technology Conference Series
These events create important links between teaching and technology.
- Teaching Professor
This large annual conference, organized by the Magna publishing company, aims to expand teaching and learning knowledge and expertise through interactions with top teaching and learning experts and colleagues from a wide variety of institutions and academic subject areas.
- American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is the voice of dental education. Its members include all U.S. and Canadian dental schools and many allied and postdoctoral dental education programs, corporations, faculty, and students. The mission of ADEA is to lead individuals and institutions of the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research, and the delivery of oral health care for the health of the public.
- American Educational Research Association (AERA)
The American Educational Research Association (AERA), is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.
- Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), founded in 1981, is an international, not-for-profit, educational organization with the mission of advancing Information Technology in Education and E-Learning research, development, learning, and its practical application.
- National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT)
The National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) is the “leader in life science education.” Since its inception in 1938, thousands of educators have joined NABT to share experiences and expertise with colleagues from around the world, keep up with trends and developments in the field, and grow professionally.
UBC Research Groups
- CARL WIEMAN SCIENCE EDUCATION INITIATIVE (CWSEI)
The Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative is an effort to work collaboratively with UBC departments on finding ways to improve student education in science.
- CENTRE FOR INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (CIC)
The CIC offers programs and services to develop intercultural awareness, understanding and skills for today’s increasingly global academic and business environments.
- CENTRE FOR HEALTH EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP (CHES)
Find information about the Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES) at
- GO GLOBAL
Go Global is a key resource at UBC that develops and facilitates international learning opportunities through study, research and service learning. Our programs offer students transformational, experiential learning experiences that promote global awareness, meaningful engagement and cross-cultural understanding. Go Global also administers over $1.4 million in international learning awards and manages the Student Safety Abroad Policy.
- LEARNING EXCHANGE
UBC’s Learning Exchange is a community engagement initiative based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
- LASTING EDUCATION ACHIEVED AND DEMONSTRATED (LEAD)
What sets UBC LEAD apart is its unique approach in providing new, targeted resources to departments for applying the latest proven best practices in teaching and learning, to objectively assess student achievements and to then share what has been learned with others.
- PLANNING AND INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH OFFICE (PAIR)
The function of the Planning and Institutional Research Office is to undertake research projects, and to provide reports, statistical information, analysis, and advice in support of strategic planning, decision-making, collective bargaining, and accountability at the University.
- RESEARCH INFORMATION SERVICES (RISe)
Your first link to information, guides, tutorials, and online application for research ethics. A new interface that includes the legacy RISe System composed of the Research Compliance Protocols Module for Animal Care, Biosafety, Conflict of Interest and Human Ethics Certification and the Grants Administration Module.
- UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OFFICE (URO)
It is URO’s hope that this site will provide members of the UBC community with information and resources to assist undergraduate students in obtaining a research experience during their time here.
- UBC-COMMUNITY LEARNING INITIATIVE (UBC-CLI)
The UBC-Community Learning Initiative (UBC-CLI) is an innovative model for the advancement of curricular or course-based Community Service-Learning (CSL) and Community-Based Research (CBR) that was launched in 2006. CLI is a subset of the Learning Exchange.