Inclusive Teaching & Learning
The CTL is committed to advancing accessibility, equity, inclusion, and diversity in teaching and learning.
In working towards this goal, we hired two Education Consultants for Inclusion in early 2021 and are currently in the process of creating evidence-based resources that will support our campus community in designing and delivering inclusive teaching and learning practices.
Arrange a Consultation
CTL Educational Consultants for Inclusion can assist you with:
- Developing and assessing course design, curriculum, and educational resources for accessibility and inclusive practices;
- Designing, facilitating, and evaluating professional development programs, workshops, and educational programs on topics related to inclusion and accessibility;
- Strategies and approaches to enable productive conversations around socially contentious issues that arise in teaching and learning environments;
- Feedback on inclusive teaching practices through classroom (virtual or in-person) observation.
Contact the CTL Helpdesk to arrange a consultation with an Educational Consultant for Inclusion.
Additional Campus Resources
Counselling is a source of support in a crisis or during a difficult time in a student’s life. Counsellors work with students on an array of issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and relationship concerns and may work with students individually or in groups. Counsellors support students to develop an individualized plan to help improve their overall wellbeing. This plan may include services on campus or in the community. For further information or to book an appointment, etc. please call 250-807-9270 or visit our webpage.
Disability Resource Centre
Works to ensure that UBC meets its legal and ethical obligations to accommodate disabled students and students who have chronic medical conditions. This work is mandated by UBC Policy LR7 and BC’s Human Rights Code. Faculty are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with this policy and how student learning accommodations and processes operate at UBC Okanagan.
Allows faculty to identify concerns of student wellbeing or academic performance. When an Early Alert is submitted, students are connected with support in a coordinated approach before difficulties become overwhelming.
Equity & Inclusion Office
Provides professional development and educational activities to grow your understanding around equity, diversity, and inclusion as well as support for human rights-based discrimination and/or harassment.
Global Engagement Office (GEO)
The Global Engagement Office provides advising and resources to assist International students in navigating immigration, health insurance, and settlement matters, as well as opportunities for intercultural learning, and resources for Go Global experiences available to all UBC Okanagan students, and more. Come and see us – we are here to help! You may also contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inclusive Technology Lab
A supportive environment designed to facilitate student learning and research through access and training with assistive technologies.
Indigenous Programs & Services (IPS)
Provides community and culturally appropriate services and support to First Nation, Métis, and Inuit undergraduate and graduate students. Designated Indigenous Student Advisors are available to assist students in navigating their academic journey through a holistic approach that includes academic, cultural, social, and physical considerations. IPS also provides informed assistance for matters that relate specifically to Indigenous students, including Third Party Sponsorship, and admissions pathways.
Indigenous Research Support Initiative (IRSI)
UBC Okanagan’s Indigenous Community Liaison, Sandra Fox (she/her), consults on and guides faculty and graduate student researchers in building safe, meaningful, and reciprocal relationships between UBC Okanagan and Indigenous communities. Sandra assists researchers by discussing their research goals to determine if it is appropriate to engage with Indigenous community, and when necessary, offer recommendations on how to better align research with community priorities. Sandra is able to provide guidance during the grant writing process to ensure it is in alignment with Indigenous community needs, ethics, and funding agency guidelines related to Indigenous research. She also supports researchers in building their awareness and understanding of Indigenous peoples, history, and relationships. To connect with Sandra, please email email@example.com .
SExual Violence Prevention And REsponse Office (SVPRO)
The Sexual Violence Prevention And Response Office (SVPRO) is a confidential place for those who have been impacted by any form of sexual or gender-based violence, harassment, or harm, regardless of where or when it took place. SVPRO aims to be a safer space for all UBC students, staff and faculty, by respecting each person’s unique and multiple identities and experiences. All genders and sexualities are welcome. SVPRO is a survivor-centered space. We all heal differently and SVPRO can help with: emotional support; academic and workplace accommodations; safety planning; emergency housing and funding; medical accompaniment; exploration of reporting options (UBC and Police); transportation; and referrals relevant and unique to each person’s experience. Reporting is not required to access support.
A collaborative effort to make the University a better place to live, work and learn through a systems-wide approach to wellbeing across our campuses.