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Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series: Stories and Raspberry Pi�s: An Innovational Approach to Experiential Learning

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Friday, March 18th, 2016
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Members of the Arts and Humanities faculty at Cowichan campus, as well as a contingent of staff and students, will give a presentation entitled, "Stories and Raspberry Pi’s: An Innovational Approach to Experiential Learning."

It will highlight the activities of VIU@Cowichan Innovation Lab, an interdisciplinary space that lives at the Duncan campus. Sally Carpentier, from the VIU English Department, is organizing the event, and she has been the manager on many projects sponsored by the Innovation Lab.

Diversity is one of the main features of the Lab, and this will be evident in the Colloquium presentation, which, says Carpentier, "will bring together an Inuit storyteller, a jazz enthusiast and scholar, an anti-neoliberal, postmodern feminist, an unretired artist and graphic designer, a social activist practising the Theatre of the Oppressed, an Information Technologist and open source advocate, and a cross-dressing robot called Poppy."

Another important aspect of the Innovation Lab is the involvement of students and a commitment to experiential learning. And so, notes Carpentier, it was crucial to include "six brilliant work-op students" in the multimedia mini-presentations. This mix of students, faculty, and staff involved in a range of activities shows that collaboration is another important characteristic of VIU@Cowichan Innovation Lab.

This group of creative, interdisciplinary thinkers and artists will "collectively attempt to answer the larger institutional question of what is an Innovation Lab." Moreover, says Carpentier, "in the process, they will give a decidedly eclectic but ultimately inspiring response to another institutional question: What in the name of scholarship and community engagement is going on down at Cowichan?"


Cost: Free Event
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Talks | Lectures
Location: Malaspina Theatre at Vancouver Island University
900 5th Street, Nanaimo
This event is for Everyone
More Info: John Hill
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