Wellbeing in Teaching and Learning

Join us to fuel innovation for our health and our students, through creative health promoting teaching practices.

There is strong evidence that student wellbeing is critically linked to learning, engagement, resiliency and academic success. Wellbeing is a factor contributing to academic tenacity and helps students weather the challenges and demands of the transition into, and while attending university.

In addition, the classroom environment and professor approaches to teaching can greatly and positively influence student wellbeing. Student, faculty and staff wellbeing is an institutional priority as documented in our most recent strategic plans and is strongly linked to the mandates expressed in other institutional initiatives around EDI, ARIE, IAP, and Climate Action.

The objective of this Community of Practice is to bring faculty together for the opportunity to share, discuss and gain ideas, resources, challenges and successes for teaching wellbeing, and furthermore, to offer support and mentorship for doing so. We will also invite different faculty members to some meetings to highlight some of their successful practices.

Electra Eleftheriadou, Educational Consultant for Inclusion. electra.eleftheriadou@ubc.ca 

This Community of Practice meets every two months, from October to April. Times and days vary each term to allow for more people to attend the Community of Practice. Meetings are held both in-person and online. Our events require a quick RSVP to allow us to plan for materials and treats. Find out about future meetings through the CTL Newsletter (or email the CTL coordinator) and please join us when you can.

This Community of Practice has been active since October 2023. 

Over the 2023-2024 academic year, the meetings were: 

  • Thursday, October 19th, 2023 (2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, SCI 331 & Zoom). 
    • Theme: connecting and idea exchange 
    • Read our Launch Meeting Highlights and understand why future meetings will be 50 minutes long!  
  • Thursday, December 7th, 2023 (2:30 pm – 3:20 pm, ART 361 & Zoom). 
  • Monday, February 12th, 2024 (12:30 – 1:20 pm, SCI 331 & Zoom) 
    • Theme: kindness & creativity