Engage UBC

TitleEngage UBC
Faculty/College/UnitArts
StatusCompleted
Duration3 Years
Initiation04/01/2014
Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2014/2015
Year 1: Project TypeLarge TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorSusan Rowley
Year 1: Funded Amount105,788
Year 1: Team Members

Susan Rowley, Associate Professor / Curator Public Archaeology, Museum of Anthropology, Faculty of Arts
Leona Sparrow, Director, Treaty, Lands, and Resources, Musqueam Indian Band
Amy Perreault, Coordinator of Aboriginal Initiatives, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Jason Myers, Arts Flexible Learning Liaison, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

Year 1: Summary

The goal of Engage UBC is to enhance student learning through the creation of online resources linked to MOA exhibitions; a case study approach will be used based on the upcoming exhibition ćesna?em: the City Before the City. An online toolkit for instructors will be developed utilizing the Reciprocal Research Network (RRN), and the online resources built using the toolkit will be developed for student use in conjunction with exhibition visits – fostering the ability of UBC instructors/museum staff to provide enriched, interactive resources for UBC students. MOA is committed to the long-term sustainability of the RRN and will continue to maintain and develop the educational toolkit.

Year 2: Project YearYear 2
Year 2: Funding Year2015/2016
Year 2: Project TypeLarge TLEF
Year 2: Principal InvestigatorSusan Rowley
Year 2: Funded Amount65,603
Year 2: Team Members

Susan Rowley, Associate Professor / Curator Public Archaeology, Museum of Anthropology, Faculty of Arts

Year 2: Summary

The Museum of Anthropology at UBC (MOA) is a world-renowned institution dedicated to world arts and cultures. Currently, UBC instructors and students underutilize MOA as a teaching resource. The goal of Engage UBC is to enhance UBC student learning through the creation of online resources linked to MOA exhibitions. We propose using a case study approach based on the upcoming exhibition “c̓əsnaʔəm the city before the city” focusing on a Musqueam village site occupied for over 4,000 years. An online toolkit for instructors will be developed utilizing the innovative knowledge mobilization approach of the Reciprocal Research Network. Working with course instructors, online resource modules built using the toolkit will be developed for student use in conjunction with exhibition visits. A multi-year grant, the outcome of Engage UBC will be an online toolkit fostering the ability of UBC instructors/museum staff to provide enriched, interactive resources for UBC students.

Year 2: TLEF ShowcaseYear 2: TLEF Showcase
Year 3: Project YearYear 3
Year 3: Funding Year2016/2017
Year 3: Project TypeLarge TLEF
Year 3: Principal InvestigatorSusan Rowley
Year 3: Funded Amount41,957
Year 3: Team Members

Susan Rowley, Associate Professor / Curator Public Archaeology, Museum of Anthropology, Faculty of Arts

Year 3: Summary

The Museum of Anthropology at UBC (MOA) is a world-renowned institution dedicated to world arts and cultures. Currently, UBC instructors and students underutilize MOA as a teaching resource. One goal of Engage UBC is to enhance UBC student learning through the creation of online resources linked to MOA. The second goal is to increase UBC student understanding of complex Indigenous issues. We are using a case study approach based on three exhibitions at MOA focussed in this area. An online toolkit (RRN Publisher) is being developed utilizing the innovative knowledge mobilization approach of the Reciprocal Research Network (RRN). Working with course instructors and students, online resource modules built using the toolkit are being developed for use in conjunction with exhibition visits. A multi-year grant, the outcome of Engage UBC is an online toolkit fostering the ability of UBC instructors/museum staff to provide enriched, interactive learning experiences for UBC students.