Call for Proposals for the 2020 Online Learning Advancement Fund (OLAF)

The Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic is pleased to announce an open call for proposals for the Online Learning Advancement Fund (OLAF). Faculty members are invited to submit a letter of intent (LOI) for funding by May 12, 2020.

OLAF was launched in 2019 to support the development of both credit and non-credit online learning opportunities (100% online or mostly online with limited in-person components). Credit and non-credit opportunities can include:

  • Professional Master
  • Research Master
  • Diploma Program
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
  • Undergraduate Certificate
  • Non-Credit Certificate
  • Non-Credit Micro-credential
  • Undergraduate Program
  • Credit or non-credit course sequence or series

In alignment with Strategy 11: Education Renewal, and Strategy 13: Practical Learning, of the UBC strategic plan Shaping UBC’s Next Century, the Office of the Provost has committed $500,000 in recurring funding to support initiatives of different scale and scope.

Find out more about the process, key dates, criteria and 2019 funded projects.

OLAF Information and Q&A session

You're invited to attend an information session to learn more about OLAF and to ask your questions. Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Room 260. Space is limited to 40 seats.

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If you have any questions, please send them to

Simon Bates

Associate Provost, Teaching and Learning

Interim Executive Director, UBC Extended Learning