Workshops & Institutes

Professional Development for Educators

Specialized institutes, workshops and short-courses are developed in collaboration with Faculty of Education departments and centres.

To discuss the possibility of developing a customized institute, workshop, or short program, contact Dr. Mark Edwards at 604.822.2013.

2016 PROGRAMS – courses, workshops & institutes

Many of the 2016 summer programs are now complete, see future courses below. To help with your learning plans, subscribe to our Pro-D Newsletter where you’ll be informed each month of new programs and courses for teachers.
Vancouver Summer Program

2016 Vancouver Summer Program

We offer many of our programs annually. You can read about last year’s adventures in our Media & Stories section, or review the archived summer calendars here.


For information on admission or re-admission, please contact Alya Zhukova (604-822-0165) in the Teacher Education Office. Download the application form here.

  • New UBC Students must apply for admission through the Teacher Education Office, UBC Vancouver.
  • Previous UBC Students must apply for re-admission through the Teacher Education Office.


Using your campus wide login and password, register for the courses through the Student Service Centre.


Some programs listed may be offered by UBC-Okanagan Faculty of Education. For information on these programs contact Wendy Klassen, Associate Professor, UBC-O Faculty of Education.


For current tuition information please refer to the UBC Calendar.

Non-Credit Fees

Some programs offer non-credit registration, in which case the tuition fees will be posted on the program webpage.


All courses are subject to minimum enrollment requirements. If UBC cancels the course, course fees will be reimbursed. For student cancellations in credit courses the UBC policy will apply. For non-credit registrations, see the program webpage.

Tuition Fee Certificates

Current UBC students may use Tuition Fee Certificates toward tuition or non-credit fees. The certificates do not cover the cost of course materials, texts, or other fees. Contact Professional Development & Community Engagement for more information: 604.822.2013 |

If you are registering for non-credit, please ensure you enter your Tuition Fee Certificate information as requested on the non-credit registration form.

Need Accommodation?

If you are planning to attend an on-campus summer institute and are interested in accommodation options, visit these two sites:

Note that on-campus accommodations fill quickly, and early booking is recommended.

What is the cost?

Non-credit tuition is determined per course; refer to the program page for the course you are interested in. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of full payment.

Methods of Payment:

We accept online payment in the form of:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard, and
  • Interac (debit cards from: Royal Bank, Scotiabank, CanadaTrust and Bank of Montreal only).

For some programs, we accept payment via cheque or money order (payable to "UBC" in Canadian dollars only). If this option is available for your program, you will see the pay later option on the payment screen. Please note that cheques must be received within 5 business days of your online registration in order to confirm your place in the course.

Registration Deadlines:

The deadline for non-credit registration is typically 5-weeks prior to the course start, although registration will remain open until the seats are full.

What is the Refund Policy?

If you would like to withdraw from a course, please submit written notice by 6 weeks prior to the course start date to be eligible for a refund (less a $65 administration fee). No refund will be made for cancellations received later than this date, unless a course is cancelled by UBC Faculty of Education.

If the course is cancelled by UBC, a full refund will be issued.

NSF Cheques:

All NSF cheques are subject to a $30.00 Administrative Fee.

How do I obtain a tax receipt for a non-credit course?

Tax receipts are only valid for registrants whose fees have not been reimbursed by an employer or other organization. We recommend you contact the CRA directly to determine eligibility for tuition tax credit. The email receipt you received upon completing the online registration and payment can be used as a tax receipt. If you require a more official PDF of your receipt, contact us at, and indicate which program you attended.

Does completion of a non-credit course qualify for academic credits toward a diploma or degree program?

No, non-credit courses cannot be transferred to a credit degree program.

If a course if offering both non-credit and credit registration, students are not permitted to change to credit status once the course has begun.

For advising about non-credit versus credit options for your diploma or certificate program, you can consult with a Program Coordinator in the Teacher Education Office: or

Where do I get parking or transit information for UBC Campus?

For information regarding parking at UBC Point Grey campus, click here. For transit information, click here.

I'm a UBC employee. How can I access UBC PDCE courses?

Most UBC employee groups are eligible for tuition fee waivers that may be used to reimburse or offset the cost of some UBC  courses delivered through PDCE. Find out more.

I am a teacher who has a tuition fee certificate. As a non-credit participant can the certificate be used to pay the institute fees?

Yes. The certificate only covers the institute fee. It does not cover the cost of course materials or any other fees. Please contact PDCE for further information.

Many of our summer programs are offered annually. Review the archived summer calendars here.

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