CTLT Centennial Sessions

By Emi Sasagawa posted on May 2nd, 2016

To celebrate UBC’s past 100 years, the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) will be hosting two UBC Centennial Sessions during Celebrate Learning Week, which will be held from May 2-7, 2016. Both sessions are open to UBC students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the broader public.

Keynote – Brilliant: The Science of How to Get Smarter

May 5, 2016
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
UBC Point Grey – Earth Sciences Building, Room 1012

In this talk, Annie Murphy Paul refutes the idea that intelligence is determined by genetic inheritance or an individual’s upbringing by revealing the impact of the microenvironment. From the physical postures we assume to the amount of sleep and exercise we get; from the way we take in new knowledge to the techniques we use to commit material to memory: the situations we create (or find ourselves in) can evoke or suppress intelligent thought and behaviour. Further, by carefully structuring the microenvironment constituting the learning environment, we can deliberately evoke intelligence and create more effective learning experiences. This talk will explore the implications of this finding for the future of teaching and learning in higher education and beyond. Register

UBC 2050: The Future of Higher Education – Panel Discussion

May 5, 2016
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
UBC Point Grey – Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Victoria Lecture Theatre (182)

Higher education, both at UBC and more broadly, has changed dramatically over the past one hundred years. These changes have influenced everything from who pursues higher education to how faculty teach and how students learn. To celebrate one hundred years of teaching and learning at UBC and to build on UBC’s Place and Promise commitment of creating an exceptional learning environment, this event brings together academic decision makers along with key faculty, alumni and students, to review the major changes that have occurred in the past one hundred years, discuss breakthroughs and innovations poised to have significant influences on the future, and chart the near-term future of teaching and learning at UBC. Register

Martha Piper, Interim UBC President and Vice-Chancellor
Dr. Angela Redish, Provost and Vice-President Academic pro tem
Annie Murphy Paul, Book Author, Magazine Journalist, Consultant & Speaker
Daniel Munro, Associate Vice President, Academic and University Affairs
Janet Giltrow, Professor, English Department
Dr. Sandra Jarvis-Selinger, Associate Dean, Academic, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences