2019 Symposium: Learning Transformation

October 25, 2019 all-day
Coast Mountain College
5331 McConnell Ave
BC V8G 4X2

Join us for the 2019 Symposium: Learning Transformation on October 25, 2019, at Coast Mountain College in Terrace, B.C.

Event Description

With an emphasis on experiential place-based learning, the 2019 Symposium: Learning Transformation is focused on the transformation of our approaches and practice to teaching and learning. Participants and presenters from K-12 and post-secondary are invited to attend.

There will be both pre and post-conference events offered!

Childcare will be available for the 2019 Symposium and the pre-conference event. However, childcare will not be provided for the post-conference event as it falls on a Saturday.

Visiting a small northern community is an experience you won’t want to miss.


Registration details to come!

Call for Proposals

Rubric: 2019 Symposium – Rubric for Proposal Evaluation

Target Audience: K-12 educators, post-secondary educators, all educators. All proposals will be assessed by the program committee, according to a scoring rubric.

Deadline for proposals:  May 15, 2019

Apply now!

Pre and Post-Conference Events

Pre-conference information: We are offering a one-day introduction to Liberating Structures! Liberating Structures are a collection of 33+ powerful activities that can be used wherever you facilitate: classrooms, meetings, planning sessions, team days, workshops, presentations, etc.

Who is this one-day workshop for? Everyone! This event is open externally to those outside of the post-secondary system.

Learn more

Post-conference adventure series:

We are offering two different post-conference adventures through the scenic Nass Valley for you to immerse yourselves in an outside the classroom way of experiential place-based learning. These adventures will be led by Coast Mountain College instructors and Centre of Learning Transformation staff to help connect participants to a number of themes including indigenization, interdisciplinary learning, and integrating place and experience into designing and delivering effective and transformative teaching and learning.

Please bring proper footwear for the activity of your choice!

Option 1 – A cultural adventure: Travel up the Nass Valley with a stop and tour of the amazing Nisga’a Museum as well as a tour of Laxgalts’ap (Nisga’a community).  You will have a chance to experience the culture and beauty of this unique place.  The day will end at a natural hot spring where you can soak your feet or bring your bathing suit!

Option 2 – A hiking adventure:

Hike through the lava beds of the Nass valley learning about the geology, history and natural features of the valley including the most recent volcanic eruption in Canada!  This is a 3-hour hike led by Coast Mountain College instructors who have extensive experience with this hike and of the area.  This day will also end with a stop at a natural hot spring to relax and recover.

Keynote Speaker

More information to come.


The Comfort Inn is the suggested accommodation.

Currently, there are no group rates available, however more details regarding accommodation are on the way!

Things to do in Terrace

There are so many wonderful local Indigenous artists to learn from, gorgeous northern B.C. scenery to explore, and unique historical sites to visit in Terrace.

Things to do in Terrace

Local artist

Learn about the highly talented local artist who created the wonderful 2019 Symposium logo.

The 2019 Symposium will be focused on the following three main streams:

Transformation and Inclusion

This stream invites submissions on topics including (but not limited to) transformation and inclusion through supporting diversity, gender, access, accessibility, youth, and student mental health.

Transformation and Teaching

This stream invites submissions on topics including (but not limited to) transformation and teaching through experiential learning, place-based learning, open education, technology, internationalization, and indigenization.

Transformation and Scholarly Inquiry

This stream invites submissions on topics including (but not limited to) transformation through scholarly inquiry through class experience and experimentation.

More information to follow.