Congrats! Time and Place at UBC receives TLEF grant.

Time and Place at UBC receives TLEF project grant!

We are pleased to announce that Time and Place at UBC: Our Histories and Relations has received a TLEF (Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund) project grant. The grant will enable the project to enter an exciting and meaningful phase of development with the creation of a new timeline row that presents the history of the […]

The classroom as a space of feeling: pedagogical challenges and opportunities

Faculty Profile: Dr. John Paul Catungal

Aboriginal Initiatives’ works closely in partnership with Faculty Advisory and Musqueam Advisory groups to guide and co-deliver our programming. We are fortunate to partner with community members, faculty members, and graduate students who lend their expertise and experiences to facilitating our sessions. We’d like to introduce you to some of the people we work with through a […]

FNIS major and Aboriginal Initiatives Practicum Student Rebecca Doughty

Introducing…Aboriginal Initiatives Practicum Student Rebecca Doughty!

The Aboriginal Initiatives Team is excited to once again be partnering with the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program to host a research practicum student. Fourth-year FNIS major, Rebecca Doughty, has been working since the fall with Aboriginal Initiatives on a “reboot” of What I Learned In Class Today. This spring, Rebecca will be conducting interviews […]

Amy Perreault and Hanae Tsukada with POD Conference Colleagues, San Francisco, CA, USA (Nov 4-8, 2015)

Classroom Climate Hits the Road!

Aboriginal Initiatives Strategist, Amy Perreault, and Classroom Climate and Educational Resource Developer, Hanae Tsukada recently returned from San Fransisco, California, where they shared their work on Classroom Climate at the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education conference, November 4-8, 2015. POD is a forty-year old, globally recognized professional organization serving faculty developers in […]

Taking Classroom Climate Online, CTLT Winter Institute session, Dec 9th, 9:30-11:30AM

Taking Classroom Climate Online

Register now for Taking Classroom Climate Online, a faculty roundtable and discussion on how to address issues of identity in online and blended learning environments, considerations of place and location when using digital technologies, and articulating cyberspace in the context of Indigenous studies.

Aboriginal Initiatives Open House participants
Photo by Terri Kennedy, CTLT

Classroom Climate: Language Matters

Bridging the Knowledge Gap What can we do to “bridge the knowledge gap” – whether that be remediating our own knowledge gaps to avoid the kinds of problems identified by my student, or providing our students with a firmer grounding of basic information on Indigenous topics to raise the level of conversation in our courses? […]