Teaching guidelines and resources


Coronavirus (COVID-19) and UBC's response.

Students: UBC is transitioning to online classes. For individual course updates monitor Canvas and email. UBC Science Advising has moved to online and phone advising.

Faculty and staff can access resources related to academic continuity, telecommuting and remote working IT guides.

General information and FAQs are available on the UBC site.

Dates and Deadlines

UBC Science Course Management Guidelines

The information below can make your life as a course instructor both easier and more productive and may also improve your students’ performance and sense of wellbeing.

Tips for Productive Use of Your Time as a Course Instructor

Academic conduct

UBC Science promotes and maintains the highest possible standards of academic honesty on the part of its students. Instructors are an integral part of this process and must deal proactively with issues of academic conduct.

Exam information

UBC Science teaching resources

Skylight: The UBC Science Centre for Learning and Teaching

A research-focused unit engaged in the scholarship of teaching and learning in the Faculty of Science at UBC. Our research perspective is reflective, practice-based, project and community-building oriented.

Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative

Achieving the most effective, evidence-based science education. CWSEI is a five-year, $12M project at UBC designed to dramatically improve undergraduate science education.

Flexible Learning at UBC

Flexible (sometimes referred to as blended) learning is an approach that combines the expertise of the instructor, the nature and requirements of the discipline, and the way the material is taught, with appropriate technology in order to improve student learning outcomes.

General UBC Teaching Resources

Student Health and Wellbeing

Supporting student learning and success is a priority for UBC. Early Alert helps faculty, staff and TA's provide better support for students who are facing difficulties that put their academic success at risk.

Early Alert

Resources and supports

From academics to health, our advisors, doctors, and nurses are here to support you.

Assisting Students in Distress

You may be the first person to see signs that a student is in distress. Use this resource to familiarize yourself with common signs of distress, from mild to severe, and the steps you can take to offer assistance.

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

In your role, a student, staff, or faculty member may share information with you about an incident of sexual violence.