Sharing Evaluations

Photo credit: <a href=’’>International students photo created by lookstudio –</a> The end of the summer semester is just around the corner and with that (potentially) brings instructor evaluations. If you have an on-campus and online course, switching from one to the other can be challenging being that the design, development, and delivery are unique … Read more

Facilitator Development Workshop – Recap

  Facilitator Development Workshop recap Written by Claire Hay Michelle Johnson and myself recently had the pleasure of delivering a Facilitation Development Workshop (FDW) for colleagues from the Teaching and Learning Centre at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.  Offered in a hybrid format with a mix of online and in-person sessions, the intensive, … Read more

UFV TLC feels privileged to facilitate an ISW for Abby PD

         Ken Harmel (above left photo), and Michelle Johnson (above right photo), from UFV Teaching and Learning Centre, recently facilitated an Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) for the Abbotsford Police Department. Written by Ken Harmel Last week I was reminded that even excellent educators find areas of improvement that enhance the learning experience of … Read more

Ode to bell hooks

Written by Maureen Wideman, Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning When I began my studies in education and how people learn, one of the first scholars I read was bell hooks. Needless to say, for me, this was an eye-opening experience that brought me face-to-face with my white privilege and the oppression people experience in … Read more

Black History Month – Six Extraordinary Events

In honour of Black History Month 2022, the BC Black History Awareness Society has planned six superb events that we know you are going to enjoy. We’ve harnessed a mix of technology and safe in-person venues to bring you an amazing lineup of talks, exhibits, workshops, tours and, as always, wonderful music featuring Black performers and … Read more

Internationalize your Outlook Calendar

Written by Victoria Surtees, Teaching and Learning Specialist, Internationalization. Did you know you could set your Outlook Calendar to include holidays from most countries and religions across the world? You can do it in less than 2 minutes with just a few simple clicks. So why should you? Well, let’s face it, when we celebrate … Read more

Taming the Hybrid Classroom

Written by Dulmini Wathugala, TLC Learning Designer Cohesion of face-to-face and online instruction, roughly the same amount and never simultaneously – the “hybrid model” is no longer a novel term to us. Maybe you’re already teaching in one of many hybrid classrooms we have at UFV, either for a hybrid format or a fully face-to-face … Read more

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Call to Action #80

Written by Lorna Andrews, Teaching and Learning Specialist, Indigenization / Video produced by Katherine Kohler, TLC Learning Designer “We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, to establish, as a statutory holiday, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of … Read more