In 1991, UBC created a Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) to enrich student learning by supporting innovative and effective educational enhancements. Our Faculty recently received TLEF funding for two important projects:
Judy McLean, an Assistant Professor in our Food, Nutrition and Health program, was awarded more than $54,000 for her project “International Food and Nutrition Security Initiative: Implementation Phase”. McLean received a TLEF grant for the first phase of this project in 2010/2011, which enabled her to lay the foundation for the development of a unique undergraduate major in International Nutrition. The 2012/13 TLEF grant will see International Nutrition fully integrated as a Major, incorporate an International Field Studies course into the curriculum, strengthen international partnerships and built capacity of partners including development of nutrition education resources.
Karol Traviss, Senior Instructor and Dietetics Program Leader, was awarded more than $28,000 for her project “A Survey of Dietetics Major Graduates (2007-2011) and a Stakeholder Retreat to Inform Program Curriculum”. This project is aimed at informing the Dietetics Major curriculum with a comprehensive survey of recent graduates and the engagement of program stakeholders at a curriculum retreat to help shape the dietetics curriculum for the future.