Professional development

Interested in developing your capacity to create more inclusive classrooms and learning environments, but unsure of where to start? Here are some suggestions:

Inclusive Teaching: What is it and why does it matter?

This asynchronous course will help you explore the foundational terms, concepts and resources related to Inclusive Teaching at UBC. This course is for anyone who teaches at UBC and who is looking for an introduction to inclusive teaching practices.
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CTLT Inclusive Teaching Workshops

CTLT regularly offers online and in-person workshops that are intended for anyone within UBC’s teaching and learning communities, with an interest in inclusive teaching practices. We welcome participants from a broad spectrum of existing knowledge, experience and backgrounds.

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CTL Inclusive Teaching initiatives

At UBC Okanagan, we work with Departments and Faculties to develop customized sessions and workshops. Please contact Electra Eleftheriadou, Consultant for Inclusion (, for more information. 

Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning Programming

CTLT’s Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning (A-RTL) programming allows staff and faculty to cultivate teaching and facilitation practices that support anti-racist solidarity. Our programming is for UBC faculty, staff, and educators who wish to cultivate a teaching or facilitation practice that serves as a form of solidarity, and is premised upon research and popular education pedagogy in the areas of anti-racism, equity, and inclusion.

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CTLT Indigenous Initiatives

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives provides inclusive programming and professional development for the UBC teaching and learning community. Our programming aims to improve classroom climate and campus environments, and to support professional learning and development about place, power, and social location in teaching and learning. Check out two major professional development series, Classroom Climate and the Design Lab.
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CTLT Spring, Summer and Winter Institutes

Once a term, CTLT hosts a week-long series of events focused on teaching and learning. Most Institutes include one or multiple sessions that touch on questions of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the classroom, so be sure to keep an eye out for the schedule when it comes out.

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Equity & Inclusion Office

The Equity & Inclusion Office offers workshops on a variety of topics related to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Many of these workshops provide foundational knowledge that is useful to creating more inclusive classrooms and learning environments at UBC, such as the Positive Space Campaign.

To stay informed about events, talks, and workshops that are happening through the Equity & Inclusion Office, check the upcoming events page or sign up for the newsletter.
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SOGI UBC is an initiative of the Faculty of Education that aims to nurture an inclusive culture, workplace and learning environment for faculty, staff, and students in the Faculty of Education. This initiative reaches out to other faculties and institutions to develop inclusive climates and practices, especially as they relate to SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) topics, and encourages intersectional ways of thinking about sexual and gender diversity along with race, age, ability, and other areas of marginalization, as well as pedagogical approaches to recognize and intervene to transform the impacts of systemic discrimination.

For more information, contact Dr. Wendy Carr or Steve Mulligan.
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Promoting Trans Literacies Workshop

Developed and facilitated by the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, the Promoting Trans Literacies Workshop explores how educators can develop safer, more trans-inclusive pedagogical practices in their classrooms.
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If you are looking for professional development on a topic not listed here, please contact us.