Archived BCTLC Events

2016 Festival of Learning  


The Festival of Learning (#FoL16) was a four-day celebration of learning and teaching in higher education in British Columbia held June 6 – 9, 2016 at the Delta Villa Hotel in Burnaby, BC. The Festival was conceived by members of the BC Teaching and Learning Council in an effort to create a significant collaborative initiative to showcase and celebrate learning in the province. By having the core teaching and learning support groups work together to share resources and expertise, rich and diverse professional learning opportunities were available for all institutions and organizations.

This event brought together a number of well-attended annual provincial events under the Festival banner including:

  • British Columbia Teaching & Learning Council (BCTLC), Symposium on Scholarly Teaching & Learning
  • Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG), ETUG Workshops
  • Open Education, Open Textbook Summit
  • British Columbia Teaching & Learning Network (BC-TLN), Spring Gathering

Faculty, instructors, professors, educational developers, educational technologists, leaders, and all who work in teaching and learning in BC higher education experienced a variety of opportunities to learn, laugh, create and collaborate with colleagues from across BC and beyond.

This event combined features of traditional conferences (e.g., workshops and sessions) with more engaged learning formats like intensives, studios, showcases, and a maker faire. The Festival schedule included workshops focused on specific themes, as well two social events and spaces for groups to connect and network. Participants joined for one, two, three or all four days and were able to create a custom schedule of integrated learning experiences. BCcampus generously supported the development of this event, along with many volunteers across the province.

Dates: Monday, June 6 – Thursday, June 9 (4 full days)

Location: Delta Villa hotel, Burnaby, BC

Photos of Event: Day 1 Photo Album; Day 2 Photo Album; Day 3 Photo Album; Day 4 Photo Album; Night Carnival

Symposium: Scholarly Teaching & Learning in Post-Secondary Education

2015 Intensive: Scholarly Inquiry – Design your Research Project

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  • When: On May 21 and 22, 2015, 24 faculty and instructors from a number of institutions came together to engage in an intensive workshop on building a scholarly inquiry question related to student learning. The materials, links and documents shared with participants, along with additional items are listed on this page for anyone to access and use. All links to documents and websites open in a new window.scholarly-intensive-May-21-

Workshop Handouts & Materials
(shared with permission)

  • Workshop Agenda – PDF
  • Dr. Richard Gale – Welcoming Plenary Session – PDF
  • Reflection Tree (Doug Hamilton) – PDF
  • Reflection Tree Instructions (Doug Hamilton) – PDF
  • Reflection Tree Response Sheet (Doug Hamilton) – PDF
  • Developing Significant Questions (Gary Hunt) – PDF
  • Project Planning Worksheet (Doug Hamilton) – PDF
  • Refining Your Question Worksheet (Doug Hamilton) – PDF
  • A Compendium of Data Sources for Use in SoTL (Doug Hamilton) – PDF
  • Pathways for Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Getting Started with your Inquiry – Package (Doug Hamilton) – PDF
  • Data Sources for Scholarly Inquiry Project (Group Brainstorm led by Peter Arthur) – PDF
  • Ethical Requirements in Human Research (Gary Hunt) – PDF

Web Resources


Members of the BCTLC are grateful to live, work, and be in relation with people from across many traditional and unceded territories, covering all regions of British Columbia. We are honoured to live on this land and are committed to reconciliation, decolonization, and building relationships in our communities and schools.

Suggested Land Acknowledgements for Institutions in B.C.