Stories

Building a community in business analytics

Sauder School of Business Professor Harish Krishnan aims to build a collaborative business analytics community, while developing sought-after skills, through his open, interactive platform.

How a pilot program for English students led to 20 years of co-op opportunities

2020 marks 20 years since the UBC Arts Co-op Program was started by Julie Walchli, Executive Director, Work Integrated Education and Career Initiatives, with Drs. Tony Dawson and Kieran Kealy as initial applicants for a pilot Co-op Program for English majors between 1997-99. She reflects on the many people involved behind the scenes to pioneer […]

The student becomes the educator through TLEF-funded projects

Many students pick up a part-time job expecting to make some income and add a line to their CV, but by becoming involved with on-campus projects they diversify their contributions to the UBC community — as students, developers, researchers and influencers in student learning. The Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) at UBC provides funding […]

Creating learning tools for students with students

How do you create a valuable learning tool for university students? One that not only makes excellent content available but is designed from the ground up to engage with its audience? Russ Algar, a faculty member from the Department of Chemistry, and Steven Barnes, a faculty member at the Department of Psychology, had to answer […]

UBC tool innovates peer feedback process

A UBC-created tool offers a new approach to peer feedback by tapping into students’ innate ability to compare.

Students shape learning through TLEF partnerships

Students across the university are bringing their unique skills and perspectives to every step of the TLEF process.

ePortfolios elevate student voice and work

The Faculty of Arts wants each of their students to cross the graduation stage with confidence—confidence in their skills, their future and the potential of their degree. But in a faculty with more than 12,000 students across 25 programs, this is no easy feat.

TLEF snapshot: Bringing design-making and building tools to architecture students

A TLEF project helps School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture students build and use 3-D printing, laser cutting and robotic milling.

Checkpoints help PharmD students self-assess learning

Weekly quizzes are helping students in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences test their understanding of course material.

TLEF awards $2.25 million to enhance student learning

The Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) has awarded $2.25 million in funding to 63 projects to enhance teaching and learning at UBC for the 2018-19 academic year.