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Trauma-Informed Teaching

January 21, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


This event is part of the CTLT TA Institute, taking place from January 17–21. To view all events, visit https://institute.ctlt.ubc.ca/ta-institute/january-2022-ta-institute/

Eligibility: The TA Institute is open to all undergraduate TAs, graduate students who are interested in teaching, and all graduate student TAs. This session is not open to general undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows, staff, or faculty.

“Trauma never goes away”. Trauma is a pervasive human experience and one that can impact our students in the classroom and other learning environments. As TAs and instructors, we need to understand this context of trauma in order to best support our students. This session on trauma-informed teaching will teach you about trauma, how to recognize and respond to different trauma responses, and to consider what trauma-informed teaching might look like.

– Wanda Kehewin, MA Student, Faculty of Fine Arts; Trauma-Informed Advocate
– Andrea Johnson, PhD Candidate, School of Social Work


If you wish to complete this workshop as part of either of the themes below, you must complete the pre-session online module by January 17, 2022 by 9 am and the post-session online module by January 24, 2022 by 12:00 pm to receive the letter of completion.
– Exploring and Supporting Inclusivity, Equity, Accessibility, and Wellness
– Interdisciplinary and Experiential Learning
Click HERE to access all pre- and post-session modules for each theme. If you have any questions about the pre or post work please reach out to CTLT.TAInstitute@ubc.ca.

TA Institute
This year, workshops in the TA institute are organized into 5 themes and if you complete 4 workshops in a theme, and do the related pre- & post-session online modules, you are eligible for a letter of completion that you can include in your Teaching Portfolio and CV. These letters will include a brief description of any themes that you completed, and how the work you did in those themes supports your development as a teacher.

This event will be hosted online on Zoom.

Venue: Online