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Learning Opportunities

The Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning offers a diverse range of learning opportunities related to teaching, learning, and educational leadership.

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Upcoming Events

BC-wide events

Looking for additional learning opportunities? The BCcampus calendar lists events offered around the province.

BCcampus Events Calendar

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Events A-Z


  Type Description Date
Animal Ethics on Campus Community of Practice The implications and ethics of the humane treatment of animals. Explore everything from teaching compassion, supporting vegan students, links to racism, the science of sentience, and sustainability. Events Calendar
Appreciative Resilience: Let Us Sustain Workshop Resilience is asked of us every day in our work in education regardless of the role we play. To work in education is to lead, both formally or informally, and it is not for the faint of heart. From the classrooms to offices, to online, those in education are the change makers in people’s lives. This one-day workshop is an exploration of being resilient professionally. Thu, Jan 31, 2019, 9am-4pm



  Type Description Date
Chair Share Community of Practice Join other Chairs from across the college to discuss whatever is on your mind. This Community of Practice is strength-based and solution-focused, and will create a safe environment for you to talk about what matters. Events Calendar



  Type Description Date
eLearning Drop-In Sessions Drop-in

Weekly drop-in sessions are provided to allow faculty the opportunity to ask questions, learn new skills and work on building their D2L courses.

Lansdowne: LLC 156 | Interurban: LACC 235


  Type Description Date
Faculty Book Club Book Club Please join us for a collegial conversation about a book relevant to your work as an educator. In Safe Spaces, Brave Spaces, author John Palfrey argues that the essential democratic values of diversity and free expression can and should coexist on campus. Join colleagues for lively discussion on this timely topic! Meet in January to pick up the book and decide when to get together next. Jan 24, 4-4:30pm
Finance 101 for Chairs Workshop Chris Jones, Director of Financial Planning & Accountability, discusses the development and monitoring of your program budgets. Spring 2019


  Type Description Date
Indigenous Education Circle Community of Practice Explore current issues related to Indigenous education, perhaps through discussing articles, documentaries, or a situation that arose recently in your classroom or department. Events Calendar
Indigenization Guide for Teachers: Study Group Study Group Read, reflect, and work through the guide with the support of colleagues and consider what it means for our teaching practice. 
Note Completion of TELŦIN TŦE WILNEW – Understanding Indigenous Peoples is an asset.
Indigenization Guides: Exploring how to pull together Workshop Please join Dianne Biin, Indigenization Coordinator, to learn more about the new Indigenization resources housed by BCcampus in their open repository. These guides are for post-secondary institutions across the province. Each guide in the series provides resources, key considerations and learning activities for Indigenizing place, process and practice. In an hour, you’ll be led through the guides, shown key resources and explore learning activities for personal and professional development. 
Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) Workshop

The 3½ day Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) is an excellent professional development opportunity for Camosun faculty.  Working in a fun, safe environment with colleagues from across the college, the ISW is a peer-based workshop designed to improve teaching practice.

Interdisciplinary Education Community of Practice If you get excited about innovating new approaches to education, and want to draw on a diversity of perspectives, then join us for stimulating conversation with an action oriented focus. Events Calendar



  Type Description Date
Liberating Structures Workshop In this three hour workshop, you will experience the most-popular and easy-to-adopt structures used in teaching and learning contexts, and consider how you might use them in your own teaching practice. If you have been looking for new ideas and approaches to add to your teaching toolkit, this will deliver! Feb 20, 1:30-4:30pm


  Type Description Date
Mental Health Training Workshop To support employee (and student) success and strengthen our individual resources, Camosun is committed to providing employees with mental health literacy education and the appropriate tools and training to bolster confidence for effective mental health support for our students, and for each other. Review the resources for faculty & staff
Mindfulness in Education Community of Practice Engage in dialogue about contemplative pedagogy, and how mindfulness can be applied in the context of education with students and with colleagues. Events Calendar
Monday Mindfulness Drop-in Drop by for 20 minutes of guided mindfulness practice in a collegial environment. All faculty, staff and students welcome! Facilitated by Diane Gilliland and Sonja Kerr. Every Monday from January 14 to April 8
Events Calendar



  Type Description Date
Parenting Community of Practice A gathering of college employees who are also parents seeking to find a work-family life balance. Events Calendar
Provincial Instructor Diploma Program Continuous intake Students in the Provincial Instructor Diploma Program build knowledge and skills to design, develop, manage and evaluate the instruction of adults in post-secondary education, business, industry and non-traditional adult learning environments. See PIDP 3210: Curriculum Development



  Type Description Date
Scheduled Development and Professional Development Showcase Call for Proposals Call for 2019 publication submissions highlighting Camosun faculty's professional and scholarly activities. Please email your submission to Elizabeth West.
2018 Showcase
Submission deadline: Thu, January 17, 2019
South Island Partnership Instructors Community of Practice Connect regularly with your peers, share ideas, support each other, and learn some strategies specific to your unique role as an instructor in the South Island Partnership Dual Credit program. TBD


  Type Description Date
Teaching & Learning Strategies Community of Practice Come and share ideas and inspire each other around effective classroom strategies, assessment, marking, rubrics, engaged learning, supporting students with different learning needs, and any other topics that arise through collegial conversation. Events Calendar
TELŦIN TŦE WILNEW – Understanding Indigenous Peoples Workshop TELŦIN TŦE WILNEW (TTW) is an award winning, blended delivery course which provides insight into an Indigenous world view; describes the impact of colonization and how it affects students attending the college today; and guides participants in the development of new teaching and learning methods. Winter 2019



  Type Description Date
Walls Optional
(Save the date)
Conference Hosted annually by the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Walls Optional is the college's premiere teaching and learning event. This free conference is open to everyone: instructors, instructional and lab assistants, support staff and administrators. Thu, May 2 (Registration will open early 2019)
We Have to Talk – Preparing for and having Difficult Conversations Workshop This workshop is based on Judy Ringer’s We have to Talk: A Step by Step Checklist for Difficult Conversations. Participants will learn effective concepts and strategies to consider and practice before and during the conversation. Feb 11, 11am-12:30pm
West Coast Great Teachers Seminar Retreat

If you are interested in enhancing your teaching and achieving more effective learning for your students, then this 4-day West Coast Great Teachers Seminar is for you. Regardless of whether you teach full-time or part-time, if you are an experienced teacher or new to teaching, this seminar welcomes you. Registration will open in December 2018.

May 7-10, 2019
Who are you in conflict? Workshop Robin McQueen, instructor in the Human Resource Management programs, will help work place leaders build a toolbox of skills to manage conflict more effectively. Jan 16, 8:30am-4:30pm


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Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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