About the Conference

For the past sixteen years UNBC has held a late summer event dedicated to teaching and learning. What started as a one day workshop in 2002 is now a two day event that regularly attracts over 100 participants. In 2007 the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) moved from a small room in the Administration Building to a stand-alone Centre in the Teaching and Learning Building. In 2009 we formally began to collaborate with the College of New Caledonia and again the conference took on a new and exciting form.

Over the years, we’ve evolved as teachers and students, learned from each other, and often tried new things in our teaching practices. This year marks the 16th anniversary of the Teaching and Learning Conference.

This year’s conference sessions are offered over 3 days:

  • Pre-conference Sessions: Tuesday, August 28
  • Wednesday, August 29 @ UNBC
  • Thursday, August 30 @ CNC

UNBC Wifi Info
Network: UNBC
Username: CTLTguest
Password: CTLTguestwifi

CNC Wifi Info
Username: wireless
Password: wireless


Welcome From Presidents

Dr. Daniel Weeks, UNBC President and Vice-Chancellor

It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the 16th Annual UNBC and CNC Teaching and Learning Conference.

Delivery of an outstanding student experience is a key part of UNBC’s mission. Enhancing the quality and impact of academic programming and delivery are among the University’s strategic priorities. Excellence in teaching and learning facilitates those processes.

The Teaching and Learning Conference is also a place for collaboration and manifestation of the excellent, ongoing partnership we enjoy with the College of New Caledonia. Educators from both institutions gather, share experiences, and gain new knowledge, a learning outcome that improves the educational experience for students at UNBC and CNC.

Celebrating successes is important, and something this conference reminds us to do. An example of success in teaching came earlier this year as we celebrated teaching excellence by naming two inspiring faculty members as recipients of the University Achievement Awards for Teaching. Congratulations to Dr. Judy Thompson / Edōsdi and Mike Cuthbertson.

I urge you to make the most of your time with us, to bask in the knowledge gleaned from your colleagues, and most important, to enjoy the conference.

Henry Reiser, CNC President