About

Aspire-2040 Learning Transformations Fund

The Aspire Learning and Teaching (ALT) Fund was established in 2015 to accelerate the transformative learning recommendations of the Aspire Vision. The fund focused on transforming student learning through innovations implemented at the level of the academic program. Projects were intended to benefit students in more than one faculty and align with the priority focus areas identified each year (grounded in Aspire and UBC’s Strategic Plan).

In Fall 2019, the fund’s scope and guidelines were re-structured to encourage a wider range of projects and create a bridge from Aspire to Outlook 2040. To signal this change, the fund has been renamed to the Aspire-2040 Learning Transformations Fund, abbreviated as the ALT-2040 Fund. Included for the first time was support for developing new academic programs.

In Fall, 2021, the Open Educational Resources Pilot grant program was merged into the ALT-2040 Fund as a distinct stream.

The Priority Focus Areas for the Fund are updated annually to reflect current priorities.