Inviting proposals for the 2020 Online Learning Advancement Fund

A message from Simon Bates, Associate Provost, Teaching and Learning, Interim Executive Director, UBC Extended Learning

Advancing our strategic plan: Shaping UBC’s Next Century and bringing the various elements of the plan to life is a priority for UBC.

As you may be aware, the university has committed $500,000 in recurring funding to support initiatives that develop both credit and non-credit online learning opportunities, through the Online Learning Advancement Fund (OLAF). The Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver, created this fund in alignment with Strategy 11: Education Renewal, and Strategy 13: Practical Learning, of the strategic plan. Learn more

In the Feb. 4 edition of the UBC Today newsletter, faculty will be invited to submit a letter of intent for the OLAF by May 12, 2020. I encourage you to share this information with your team, and think about how your department can help bring UBC’s strategic plan to life.

Learn details about the fund, including the application process, evaluation criteria and key dates

Interested faculty can also attend an information session to learn more about OLAF on Feb. 26, in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Register now

Questions about this call for proposals can be directed to