ISW deadline extended!

Gaps gaps at
Tue Apr 10 13:37:35 PDT 2018

Dear GAPS members,

Last week we told you about an opportunity to sign up for free for one of UBC's Instructional Skills Workshops (normally $200 for non-UBC students and postdocs!). We've managed to extend the deadline to sign up til this Thursday at noon, and there is still a limited number of spots left. These workshops are extremely well-regarded, have international recognition, and are normally very hard to get into, so take advantage of this opportunity! More details are below.

Here's what you need to do if you if you want to sign up:

  *   Take a look at the list of ISWs listed below and choose your top three workshop dates. Send us these workshop dates in order of preference. IMPORTANT: The workshops run from 8:15am-5:00pm for three days. Please note you must be able to attend all three days, i.e. the entire duration of the workshop.
  *   Also send us your name, email, phone number, and CWL login name (this is UBC’s login system; if you don’t already have a CWL, create it here, choosing the “basic” option at the bottom of the 3rd screen: )

We'll request a $60 deposit from you once you've been registered in a workshop.

ISW Dates:
June 16, 23, 24
July 7, 8, 14
Aug 19, 25, 26
September 8, 15, 16
September 17, 19, 20
October 13, 14, 20
October 15, 16, 18
October 21, 27, 28
November 3, 10, 11
November 17, 18, 24
November 19, 21, 22
November 25, Dec 1, and 2

This is first-come, first-served, so sign up as soon as you can!

- Your GAPS

Further details:

UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) offers Instructional Skill Workshops (ISW). They are internationally-recognized, are targeted at a wide range of levels of teaching experience, and are meant to develop a participant's teaching skills and confidence.  They’re also very popular, with waitlists usually filling up months in advance.

The workshops are free for UBC students, but cost $200 for (and are not typically open to) non-UBC participants. However: right now, TRIUMF is offering to fund entry into a workshop for 10 non-UBC TRIUMF students or postdocs. Our students/postdocs would be put directly into a workshop of their choice, bypassing the waitlist, and would be required only to submit a $60 deposit, to be refunded when they complete the workshop. These spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

 We’ll pass on your requests to UBC and will let you know when you’ve been added to a workshop. We will request a deposit from you, at which point you will be committing to attending a workshop. However, you can choose to switch workshop dates ONLY if it’s more than 6 weeks before your scheduled workshop, and only if space allows.

 Remember, there’s a limited number of free spots in these workshops. The sooner you email, the better your chances of getting signed up. No deposit needed right now.

More info about the workshops can be found here: Note that the website refers to graduate students only, but they are also open to TRIUMF postdocs.
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